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Photo NumberPH036_4595
Title on EnvelopeWife of Uma-som-kin, Cayuse tribe, with infant in cradle
Descriptive UO Title
TCI TitleMrs. Uma-Som-Kin Cayuse Tribe
General NotesA Native American woman, identified as Mrs. Ume Somkin of the Cayuse Tribe, is seated in front of a solid colored blanket backdrop, propping up a baby in a cradleboard in front of her. The woman is wearing a floral cloth dress over a solid cloth shirt or underlayer. The woman has two long braids, a beaded choker, and two rings. The woman and cradleboard are wrapped together in a fringed Pendleton blanket. The cradleboard has beaded and geometric designs. Only the child's face is visible, as the head is covered by the hood of the cradleboard and the neck is covered by a scarf.
TCI NotesAn interior photograph of a woman holding a baby in a beaded cradle board. She is wearing a wingdress with a shawl over here shoulders and a blanket around her and the baby. Writing on the photogrpah is ""Mrs. Uma-Som-Kin Cayuse Tribe Major Moorhouse"" and
TCI TermsWoman
Cradleboard, Beaded--Geometric
Back Drop
TCI ClassesPeople; Regalia; Interior Photograph
SubjectIndians of North America
Indian women
Indian children
Cayuse Indians
Blanket, Pendleton
Clothing and dress
Dress, Cloth
Dress, Trade Cloth
Braids (Hairdressing)
NamesUma-Som-Kin, Mrs.
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 Conditionscratching
Sub TypeStudio Portrait
Image (File) Size285.173 kb
Capture Method12-0-155
Resolution125 dpi
Processing HistoryA
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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