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Photo NumberPH036_4800
Title on ObjectWe-nix, Cayuse Indian woman, sister of Donald McKay
TCI TitleWe-nix Sister Donald McKay
General NotesAn unidentified Native American child and a Native American women, identified as Wenix, the sister of Donald McKay, of the Cayuse tribe, are outside in front of a tipi. The child is seated on two Pendleton blankets atop a horse. Other blankets are draped across the horse. The child is wearing a long-sleeve shirt and a necklace. The child is holding the reins in his or her left hand. The woman is standing to the right of the child on horseback. She is wearing a robe, a necklace, and boots. Her hair is tied into two braids. With both of her hands, she is holding a beaded bag with a geometric design. A grove of trees is in the background.
TCI NotesOutside photograph of a woman standing next to a child sitting on a horse in front of a Teepee surrounded by trees. The child is sitting on two Pendleton Blankets and another is draped over the horse. The child is dressed in a long sleeve shirt with a
TCI TermsChild
Blanket, Pendleton
Necklace, Loop
Bandoleer, Fur
Shirt, Cloth
Earrings, shell
Bag, Cornhusk
Shawl, Pendleton
Leggings, Cloth--Beaded--Floral
Moccasins, Plain
TCI ClassesOutside Photograph; People; Animal; Housing; Regalia; Horse Gear
SubjectIndians of North America
Indian women
Indian children
Cayuse Indians
Blanket, Pendleton
Blanket, Saddle
Braids (Hairdressing)
Bag, Beaded--Geometric
NamesWenix, the Elder
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 Conditionflaking
Sub TypeOutside Photograph
Image (File) Size258,588 bytes
Capture MethodScanned in transmissive mode with Silverfast AI 6.0 on UMAX PowerLook III flatbed scanner (Scanner A). Levels adjusted from 0 - 1.00 - 255 to 21 - 1.00 - 148 prior to capture.
Resolution125 dpi
Processing HistoryScanned images enter Photoshop with negative polarity and have a reversed orientation. Archived Tiffs are saved. Adobe Photoshop used to reorient and crop images, invert image to positive polarity, set and neutralize shadow and highlight point, adjust midtone contrast, and desaturate color information. Second production tiff saved, retaining adjustments layers. Photoshop used to convert color profie from Adobe 1998, to sRGB, set resoltuion to 125 dpi and resize the largest pixel dimension of the image to 875. Display jpeg saved after resizing.
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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