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Photo NumberPH036_4333
Title on ObjectParson Motanic Cayuse Tribe
Title on EnvelopeParson Motanic, Cayuse Indian, in war bonnet
Descriptive UO TitleParson Motanic, Cayuse Indian, in war bonnet.
TCI Title
General NotesA Native American man, identified as Parson Motanic, is standing outside. He is wearing a horned headdress with eagle feathers, a necklace, a vest, and moccasins. He is holding a hatchet in his hands. Various furs and blanket strips are laid out around and behind Parson Motanic. All of the items depicted are the property of the Motanic family, rather than photographer's props.
TCI NotesAn outside photograph of a man dressed in his regalia standing next to a house. He has been identified as Parson Motanic. He is wearing a horned headdress with a single trail of Eagle feathers down his back. He is wearing a cloth shirt, beaded vest, Hairbone bandoleer which he is wearing to the front. He has fur wraps on his hair, buckskin leggings, and a blanket hider with a floral design. He is standing on a blanket with a hide of some kind behind him, next to the hide is a brass tack side drop. In front of his feet is a wool shirt and an unidentified object. Behind him hanging on the wall of the side of the house is a blanket. On top of the blanket, starting left to right, are a beaded saddle drop, martingale, scabbard, Rifle, beaded martingale, Bonnet Tube and a beaded pipe bag. Writing on the photograph is "Parson Motanic Cayuse Tribe Maj. Moorhouse" which is written on the blanket being used as a back drop behind his knees.
TCI TermsSaddle Drops, Beaded
Martingale, Beaded
Horned Headdress
Single trail
Vest, Beaded
Fur wraps
Shirt, Cloth
Bandoleer, Hairbone
Legging, Buckskin
Moccasins, Beaded
Bag, Pipe
Side drop, Brass tacks
Shirt, Wool

TCI ClassesOutside Photograph; Person; Regalia; Headdress; Horse Gear;
SubjectIndians of North America
Cayuse Indians
Headdress, Horned
Feathers, Eagle
Blanket Strip

NamesMotanic, Parson
PhotographerMoorhouse, Lee
Date in Photo1897 - 1920
RightsThis image is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the University of Oregon Libraries as a source is requested.
RepositoryUniversity of Oregon Libraries - Special Collections and University Archives

Collection TitleMoorhouse Collection
Source FormatGlass-plate negative
Source Dimensions8.00 X 9.93 inches
Source Conditionscratching
Sub TypeOutside Photograph

Image (File) Size291,047 bytes
Image Width704 pixels
Image Height875 pixels
Color Space24 bit - RGB - sRGB IEC61966-2.1
Capture MethodScanned in transmissive mode with Silverfast AI 6.0 on UMAX PowerLook III flatbed scanner. Levels adjusted from 0 - 1.00 - 255 to 24 - 1.00 - 166 prior to capture.
Resolution125 dpi
Processing HistoryScanned images enter Photoshop with negative polarity and have a reversed orientation. Archived Tiffs are saved. Adobe Photoshop used to reorient and crop images, invert image to positive polarity, set and neutralize shadow and highlight point, adjust midtone contrast, and desaturate color information. Second production tiff saved, retaining adjustments layers. Photoshop used to convert color profie from Adobe 1998, to sRGB, set resoltuion to 125 dpi and resize the largest pixel dimension of the image to 875. Display jpeg saved after resizing.
Additional Formats Held by UOArchived tiff -- PH036_4333.tif -- 24 bit, Adobe RGB (1998) -- 4824 X 5993 pixels -- 600 dpi -- 86,755,208 bytes //

Production tiff -- PH4333rb.tif -- 24 bit, Adobe RGB (1998) -- 4824 X 5993 pixels -- 600 dpi -- 171,080,976 bytes //
PublisherJoint Project of the University of Oregon Libraries and the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla
Digital CollectionUniversity of Oregon. Libraries. Picturing the Cayuse, Walla Walla, and Umatilla Tribes.
Contributing InstitutionUniversity of Oregon Libraries
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