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Photo NumberPH036_4392
Title on ObjectRuth Coyote and Papoose Cayuse tribe
Title on EnvelopeRuth Coyote, Cayuse Indian, with infant in cradle
Descriptive UO TitleRuth Coyote, Cayuse Indian, with infant in cradle.
TCI TitleRuth Coyote and child
General NotesA Native American woman, identified as Ruth Coyote of the Cayuse tribe, stands supporting a cradleboard on her right. In the cradleboard, laced up to its neck, is an infant wearing a frilled cap. The baby's head is supported by a headrest. The top of the cradleboard is decorated with beads and a stylized floral applique. Ruth Coyote is wearing a plain dress with a dark and light striped collar. She is wrapped in a plaid shawl. Her hair is braided and tied with ribbons. The backdrop is a light blanket with stripes at each end. Another blanket with geometric designs is at the bottom of the photograph.
TCI NotesAn outside photograph of a young woman dressed in her regalia holding a child in a beaded cradleboard. She has been identified as Ruth Coyote and the child is unidentified. She is wearing a wing dress with a shawl wrapped around her left shoulder and under her right arm. She is holding in her right arm a child in a floral beaded cradleboard with a loop necklace on the front of the child. The child looks as if it is asleep. The child is sitting on a wool blanket on top of an unidentified object. They are in front of a blanket backdrop that is tacked down on to a wooden frame in front of a wooden fence. Writing on the photograph is at her knees "Ruth Coyote and Papoose Cayuse Tribe Maj. Moorhouse".
TCI TermsWoman
Wing Dress
Cradleboard, Beaded-Floral
Necklace, Loop
Wool, Blanket
Blanket, Backdrop

TCI ClassesOutside Photograph; People; Regalia;
SubjectIndian women
Braids (Hairdressing)
Dress, Cloth
Cayuse Indians
Floral decorations

NamesCoyote, Ruth
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 Dimensions8.02 X 9.94 inches
Source Conditionflaking
Sub TypeOutside Photograph

Image (File) Size246,412 bytes
Image Width711 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 [15 - 1.00 - 170] 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_4392.tif -- 24 bit, Adobe RGB (1998) -- 4858 X 5980 pixels -- 600 dpi -- 87,175,748 bytes //

Production tiff -- PH036_4392rb.tif -- 24 bit, Adobe RGB (1998) -- xxxx X xxxx pixels -- 600 dpi -- x 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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