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Photo NumberPH036_4892
Title on EnvelopeNellie Parr, Walla Walla Indian, in costume
Descriptive UO Title
General NotesA young Native American woman identified as Nellie Parr, a Walla Walla woman, sits in a room in front of a backdrop made of a plain blanket draped over a rack. On the walls behind and to the right hang a jumble of feathered headdresses, tomahawks, and other items; it appears she is in a photographer's studio. The woman wears beaded moccasins on her feet, which are resting on a small coiled cedar root mat. She wears leggings and a beaded buckskin dress, with beads in the fringe at calves, thighs, and arms. On her arms are metal bracelets, and around her neck are hung a number of necklaces including two that seem to be made of animal claws, long strings of beads, and a necklace with a medal. She wears a cornhusk basket hat with geometric designs and feathers on one side over her braided hair. She holds a bow and arrows with her right hand; the bottom of the bow rests on the mat. Her left hand is closed over the handle of a bag. Covering the object on which she sits is a blanket with bold geometric designs. A striped blanket can be seen tossed over something in the bottom right of the photograph.
TCI NotesInterior photograph of a woman sitting on a Pendleton Blanket in front of a back drop, she is dressed in a beaded buckskin dress she has what appears to be long strands of beads draped over her and her right hand is clenched arround a bow and arrows she
TCI TermsWoman
Hat, Cornhusk
Dress, Buckskin
Leggings, Buckskin--Beaded--Geometric
Blanket, Pendleton
Moccasins, Beaded--Floral
Cradleboard, Beaded--Floral
Ornaments, Women's
Breastplate, Hairbone
Hair Ties
TCI ClassesInterior Photograph; Woman; Regalia
Indian women
Indian beadwork
Photographic studios
Moccasins, Beaded-Floral
Hat, Cornhusk
Braids (Hairdressing)
Bow (Archery)
Walla Walla Indians
NamesParr, Nellie
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 Conditionfingerprints
surface contamination
possibly softening
Sub TypeStudio Portrait
Interior photograph
Image (File) Size239.98 kb
Capture Method06-0-236
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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