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Photo NumberPH036_4369
Descriptive UO Title: Peo Chief of the Umatillas
General NotesAn outside photograph of an older Native American man posing in front of an unadorned blanket backdrop that is hung on a wooden frame. He has been identified as Peo, and is dressed in regalia, standing on a Pendleton blanket. For his headdress, he is wearing a single trail bonnet. Around his neck, he is wearing a choker, two bear claw necklaces, and a loop necklace. He is bare-chested and exhibits what appear to be metal armbands and bracelets on both arms. He may be wearing a leather belt, over which is wrapped a decorative loincloth. He is also dressed in buckskin leggings and beaded moccasins. He is holding a rifle barrel in his left hand; the wooden rifle stock is decorated. There may be a hairbone bandoleer lying on a wooden walkway to the man's right side.
TCI NotesAn outside photograph of a man identified as Peo dressed in regalia standing in front of a Blanket backdrop. He is wearing a single trail bonnet, two necklaces with bear claws, loop necklace, buckskin legging. In his left hand he is holding a rifle. He is standing on a Pendleton Blanket. Laying on the wooden walk way to the man right is a Hairbone Bandoleer. The backdrop is a blanket that is on a wooden frame. The writing on the photograph is "Peo Chief of the Umatilla's Maj. Moorhouse" and in the left bottom is the numbers "4369".
TCI TermsMan
Bonnet, Single Trail
Necklace, Loop
Arm Bands, Brass
Leggings, Buckskin
Moccasins, Beaded 14Geometric
Blanket, Pendleton
Bandoleer, Hairbone
Side Drops, Leather Brass Tacks
TCI ClassesOutside Photograph; Person; Weapon; Headdress; Buildings; Moorhouse Props
Indians of North America
Umatilla Indians
Studio props
Blanket, Pendleton
Bonnet, Single Trail
Necklace, Loop
Arm Bands
Leggings, Buckskin
Moccasins, Beaded-Geometric
Bandoleer, Hairbone
NamesPeo, Chief Elijah Lowry
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 Conditiondiscoloration
surface contamination
Sub TypeOutside Photograph
Image (File) Size298.234 kb
Capture Method21-0-218
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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