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Photo NumberPH036_5012
Title on EnvelopeJohn Liberty, Umatilla indian, in feather headress, smoking ceremonial pipe
Descriptive UO Title
TCI TitleJohn Liberty Umatilla Tribe
General NotesThis photograph of a Native American man identified as "John Liberty, Umatilla tribe", is set up as if it were a studio portrait, with a dark blanket hanging down behind him as a backdrop. However, over the top of the blanket can be seen treetops and sky. The seated man wears a feathered headdress with ermine and ribbons hanging down the left side over his bare chest to his waist. A geometrically patterned blanket covers his lap from his waist to where the portrait ends at his knees. His right hand grasps a pipe, which is decorated with ribbons. A decorated strip of some material or leather also seems to hang from the pipe; it has pictographs or geometric designs beaded or painted on. The man's dark hair appears to be cut short; most is hiddent beneath the headdress.
TCI NotesOutdoor photgraph of a man sitting against a blanket backdrop. He is wearing a stand up bonnet made of eagle feathers and ermins. There is a few peices of cloth that hang down from the left side of the bonnet and are resting on the man's left shoulder.
TCI TermsMan
Bonnet, Single Trail
Feather, Eagle
Blanket, Pendleton
Bag, Pipe
TCI ClassesOutside Photograph; Regalia; Person
SubjectIndians of North America
Umatilla Indians
Studio props
Pipes (Smoking)

NamesLiberty, John
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 Dimensions
Source Conditionsilver mirroring
Sub TypeOutside Photograph
Studio Portrait

Image (File) Size247.701 kb
Capture Method08-0-219
Resolution125 dpi
Processing HistoryB
Additional Formats Held by UO
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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