Wife of Mnainak, Yakima - c. 1910


Wife of Mnainak, Yakima - Curtis

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The husband of the woman pictured here was Mnainak, described by Curtis as "probably the man of greatest influence among the remnant of the cognate bands that constitute the Yakima." He was the son of the former chief of the Skin village, located on the north side of Celilo Falls. In this view, we see similar traditional patterns in the woman's basket-woven hat, and the lush beadwork that almost completely covers her outer garmet. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0288
Photographer Edward S. Curtis
Location Washington State
Subject Native Americans, Portraits
Decade 1910s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Copy Negative
Size of Original 6.6 x 9.1 inches
Photographer's Number Number 3060-10