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Photo NumberPH036_4456
Title on ObjectWo- Ho-Pum and Papoose, Walla Walla Tribe
Title on EnvelopeWo-ho-pum, Cayuse Indian, in costume, with infant in cradle
Descriptive UO Title
TCI TitleWo-Ho-Pum and Papoose
General NotesA Native American woman, identified as Wo-Ho-Pum of the Walla Walla tribe, is sitting cross-legged, next to a child in a cradleboard, in front of a cloth tipi. The woman appears to be sitting on a blanket or bedding on the bare ground. The woman is wearing a buckskin dress with beadwork and fringe, a woven hat, plain moccasins, and has a woven bag draped over her knee. Her hair is in two long braids. Her jewelry includes shell earrings, beaded necklaces and choker, and beaded and copper bracelets. She is holding the cradleboard upright. Only the child's hooded face and the top of the wooden back support of the cradleboard are visible. The rest of the child and cradleboard are covered with a fringed scarf or shawl, with some beads or looped necklaces across the front. The entire background of the image is the solid white cloth of the tipi. A blanket is pinned to the side of the tipi, and hangs down to the ground, draping over an unseen object. Several bags are displayed on the blanket, four woven ones with geomeric patterns, and one beaded one with an image of a woman and young girl.
TCI NotesAn outside photograph of a woman identified as Wo-Ho-Pum sitting dressed in regalia holding an unidentified baby in a cradleboard. In front of a Pendleton Blanket spread out leaning on some thing with beaded and cornhusk bags. The woman is dressed in a beaded buckskin dress leaning up on her left leg is a big Corn Husk bag. The baby is in a cradleboard and is wrapped in a scarf on top of the scarf is a loop necklace. On the Pendleton Blanket behind them is five bags lined up on there right side. Writing on the photograph is ""Wo-Ho-Pum and Papoose Walla Walla Tribe Maj. Moorhouse"" and in the bottom left corner is the numbers ""4456"".
TCI TermsWoman
Dress, Buckskin--Beaded
Hat, Cornhusk
Necklace, Loop
Bag, Cornhusk
Cradleboard, Contemporary
Blanket, Pendleton
Leggings, Woman
Moccasins, Plain
TCI ClassesOutside Photograph; People; Regalia; Moorhouse Props
SubjectIndians of North America
Indian women
Indian children
Clothing and dress
Dress, Buckskin
Indian beadwork
Hat, Cornhusk
Bag, Cornhusk
Moccasins, Plain
Braids (Hairdressing)
Earrings, Shell
Necklace, Loop
Copper jewelry
Indian copperwork
Blanket, Pendleton
Bag, Beaded
Walla Walla Indians
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
surface contamination
Sub TypeOutside Photograph

Image (File) Size254.701 kb
Capture Method21-0-214
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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