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Photo NumberPH036_4302
Title on ObjectPoker jim's camp near Cayuse station.
Title on EnvelopeCamp of poker Jim, Cayuse indian, in war bonnet
Descriptive UO Title
TCI TitlePoker Jim's Camp near Cayuse Station
General NotesAn outside photograph of two men: one is a Euro-American and the other a Native American. Both men are standing in front of a multi-layered tule mat tipi. The photographer has identified the Native American man as Poker Jim. He is wearing a cowboy hat and is wrapped in a Pendleton blanket that reaches his ankles. He is holding the reins of a barebacked horse. The Euro-American is wearing a suit and overcoat and has both hands in his coat pockets. He also is wearing a derby hat. There are six visible external poles leaning against the tipi, presumably to hold down the woven mats. To the men's right, leaning against the tipi, is a homemade ladder that appears to be made of similar poles. The background shows a hint of hillside, along with cottonwood trees and a lone pine tree. At the base of the pine tree is a stack of firewood.
TCI NotesAn outside photograph of two unidentified men standing in front of a Tule Mat Tipi. One of the men is a tribal member identified as Poker Jim by the photographer wrapped in a Pendleton Blanket wearing a cowboy hat. Tamastslikt is unable to verify his identification. He is also holding the reins to a horse which is facing the men. The other is an unidentified man dressed in a suit and a big over coat he is wear a Derby hat. The Tule Mat Tipi has about seven layers of Tules on the poles. On the outside of the Tule Mats are more poles to hold down the Tules Mats. On the left side of the Tule Mat tipi is a home made ladder. The back ground is Cotton wood trees and one Pine tree. At the base of the pine is a stack of wood. The writing on the photograph is ""Poker Jim's Camp near Cayuse Station Maj. Moorhouse"" and in the bottom left corner is the numbers ""4302"".
TCI TermsMen
Blanket, Pendleton
Tule Mat
Shirt, Cloth
Coat, Jacket
TCI ClassesOutside Photograph; People; Animal; Housing
Indians of North America
European Americans
Euro-American clothing
Cowboy hats
Blanket, Pendleton
Suits (Clothing)
Poles (Engineering)
Cottonwood trees
NamesPoker Jim
PlaceCayuse Station, Oregon
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) Size336.229 kb
Capture Method20-0-171
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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