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Photo NumberPH036_4186
Title on Object
Title on EnvelopeLacy Luton+ Ruth Coyote, Cayuse indians, in costume
TCI TitleUmatilla Belles
General NotesAn outside photograph of two Native American women posing in front of a plain blanket backdrop. They are standing on a round flat coiled cedar root mat that is on a Pendleton blanket. To the right of the backdrop is a wooden walkway. In the background are deciduous trees and the hazy outlines of miscellaneous buildings. Both women have their hair in braids and are wearing cornhusk hats with a "v-shaped" geometric design. The woman on the pair's left has been identified as Ruth Coyote; she is dressed in a fringed, short-sleeve, beaded buckskin dress. Decorative beads are attached to the fringes on her shirtsleeves, knee and hem areas. She is wearing a necklace and a choker. She has bracelets on both arms and an armband on her left arm. She has a beaded belt and is holding a beaded bag in her left hand with the design of a deer. From under her dress can be seen leggings and beaded moccasins. The woman on the right is wearing circular earrings, and a cloth dress with decorative beads that extend below her waist. There are beads on her shoulders and bells at the end of her three-quarter length sleeves. She has a wide beaded belt. She has a bracelet on her right wrist and is holding a cornhusk bag in her right hand. She has beaded moccasins and may have bells at the hem of her dress.
TCI NotesAn outside photograph of two women standing in front of a blanket backdrop. They are dressed up in their regalia and standing on a Pendleton Blanket and on a coiled Cedar Root mat. One of the unidentified women is wearing a cloth dress with beads and small bells on the dress. She is also holding a cornhusk bag in her right hand. The other woman, identified as Ruth Coyote, is dressed in a beaded buckskin dress that has beads in the fringes around her knees and at the end of the dress at her feet. She is holding a beaded bag in her left hand that has a deer for the design. She has her arm around the other woman. They are wearing cornhusk hats, beaded belts, necklaces, bracelets, and beaded moccasins. They are standing next to a wooden walkway. In the background are trees and some buildings. There is writing on the photograph which is "Umatilla Belles Maj. Moorhouse."
TCI TermsWomen
Dress, Trade Cloth
Bag, Cornhusk
Moccasins, Beaded--Floral
Belt, Leather--Beaded
Dress, Buckskin--Beaded
Bag, Beaded
Back Drop
TCI ClassesOutside Photograph; People; Regalia; Buildings; Moorhouse Props
Indian women
Blanket, Pendleton
Braids (Hairdressing)
Hat, Cornhusk
Clothing and dress
Dress, Buckskin
Dress, Cloth--Beaded
Dress, Cloth
Arm Bands
Belts (Clothing)
Belt, Beaded
Bag, Beaded
Bag, Cornhusk
Leggings, Women's
Cayuse Indians
NamesCoyote, Ruth
Luton, Lacy
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 Conditionsurface contamination
Sub TypeOutside Photograph
Image (File) Size265.248 kb
Capture Method30-0-201
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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