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Photo NumberPH036_4390
Title on EnvelopeRuth Coyote, Cayuse indian, in costume
Descriptive UO Title
TCI TitleRuth Coyote Cayuse Tribe
General NotesAn outside photograph of a Native American woman sitting in front of an unadorned blanket backdrop that is hung on a wooden frame. She has been identified as Ruth Coyote, is dressed in regalia, and is sitting on a stool or chair over which has been draped a Pendleton blanket. On her head is a cornhusk hat with a v-shaped geometrical design. Her hair is in braids, tipped with fur wraps. She is wearing large, circular earrings and a neck choker with long decorative bead strands hanging down the front. She is dressed in an old-style, deer-tail, beaded buckskin dress. The dress has a highly decorative bodice with fringe at the sleeve ends, side seams, and hemline. She has bracelets on both of her wrists; her left wrist has two wide-band (possibly metal) bracelets and her right wrist exhibits approximately eight smaller ones. On her lap she holds a cornhusk bag with a geometric design. Visible under her skirt can be seen either leggings, cuffed with a beaded floral design, or moccasins with a beaded floral design. To the right of the backdrop is a wooden walkway.
TCI NotesAn outside photograph of a woman identified as Ruth Coyote in regalia sitting in front of a blanket back drop. She is wearing an old style deer tail beaded buckskin dress. On her lap is a Corn husk bag, she is also wearing a cornhusk hat. She is sitting on a Pendleton Blanket. To her right is wooden walk way. Writing on the photograph is "Ruth Coyote Cayuse Tribe Maj. Moorhouse" and the number in the left bottom corner is "4390".
TCI TermsWoman
Dress, Buckskin--Old Style Deer Tail, Beaded
Belt, Leather--Beaded
Bag, Cornhusk
Leggings, Cloth--Beaded--Floral
Moccasins, Plain
Blanket, Pendleton
Back Drop
TCI ClassesOutside Photograph; Person; Regalia; Buildings; Moorhouse Props
Indian women
Cayuse Indians
Fur--Hair Wraps
Hat, Cornhusk
Blanket, Pendleton
Studio props
Hair ornaments
Braids (Hairdressing)
Dress, Buckskin
Bag, Cornhusk
Indian beadwork
NamesCoyote, Ruth
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 TypeOutside Photograph
Image (File) Size304.791 kb
Capture Method27-0-217
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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