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PH036_4316
Photo NumberPH036_4316
Title on EnvelopeUma-som-kin, Walla Walla Indian, standing by tipi
Descriptive UO Title
TCI TitleChief Uma-Som-Kin Cayuse Tribe
General NotesAn outside photograph of a Native American man who has been identified as Uma-Som-Kin. He is standing with a horse and dog to his left, and a tipi behind him. His hair is in braids with hair ornaments or ties attached to their ends and he is wearing a cowboy hat. He is dressed in a shirt, and over that a coat made out of a Pendleton Blanket. In his right hand he is holding a rifle, and in his left hand both a hand drum and horse reins. He is wearing either calf-high boots or moccasins. The horse or pony has a spotted coat; it is bareback with what appears to be a leather halter. The dog is between the horse and man. It also has a mottled or spotted coat, with uncropped ears and unknown breed heritage. The tipi is made of canvas layers. There is a cloth or canvas doorway directly behind the man; on the back of the tipi leans a broken tule mat. There are small wooden poles and various pieces of wood also leaning against the tipi's exterior. In the background are bushes and deciduous trees, perhaps cottonwood trees, leading to the hillside.
TCI NotesAn outside photograph of a man identified as Uma-Som-Kin standing with his horse and dog in front of a tipi. He is dressed in his coat that is made out of a Pendleton Blanket. He is holding a Hand Drum in his left hand and in his right hand is a rifle. The man and the horse are facing each other, and the horse has just the halter on. The dog is between the man and the horse and just behind them. The tipi is made of canvas, on the back of the tipi is a broken Tule Mat leaning on the tipi. On the outside of the tipi are small poles of various kind of wood. The writing on the photograph is "Chief Uma-Som-Kin Cayuse Tribe Major Moorhouse" and in the bottom left corner is the numbers is "4316".
TCI TermsMan
Coat, Capote
Pants
Boots
Hand Drum
Rifle
Dog
Horse
Halter
Tipi
Poles
Trees
Tule Mat
Hat
TCI ClassesOutside Photograph; Person; Animal; Housing; Weapon
SubjectMen
Indians of North America
Cayuse Indians
Horses
Horse Gear
Dogs
Animals
Tipis
Braids (Hairdressing)
Hair Ties
Hair ornaments
Hats
Cowboy hats
Shirts
Coat, Jacket
Blanket, Pendleton
Rifles
Drums
Hand drums
Reins
Boots
Moccasins
Halter
Canvas
Poles (Engineering)
Wood
Shrubs
Trees
Cottonwood trees
Hills
Walla Walla Indians
NamesUma-Som-Kin
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
scratching
fingerprints
TypeImage
Sub TypeOutside Photograph
Image (File) Size253.341 kb
Capture Method14-0-181
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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