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Photo NumberPH036_4846
Title on ObjectUmatilla indans, in costume, on reservation, July 4, 1903 includes: Dr. Whirlwind, No-shirt, Magic Sam, Tred Elk, Ta-wa-toi, Mrs. No shirt
TCI TitleUmatilla Reservation July 4, 1903
General NotesFour Native American men and a Native American woman stand in front of three tipis. The people are identified as Dr. Whirlwind, Ta-wa-Toi, Mrs. No-shirt, Chief No-shirt, and Red Elk. The men all wear horned headdresses with ermine hanging from them, and trails of eagle feathers, except for Ta-wa-Toi, who does not seem to have the trail of feathers. The men wear a mix of cloth or buckskin shirts and legwear. Some of the men seem to have blankets wrapped around their legs. All the men wear moccasins and jewelry, including loop necklaces. In their right hands Dr. Whirlwind and Red Elk each hold a staff with eagle feathers attached. Red Elk has a long beaded and furred belt, decorated with medals or buttons, draped over his left arm. Ta-wa-Toi is holding the fur of an animal in front of himself; the pelt includes the fur from the animal's tail, legs, and head. Chief No-shirt seems to be holding up some weaving. Mrs. No-shirt stands next to him. Her dark hair in braids; she is draped in a geometrically-beaded skin and seems to be wearing a fringed buckskin dress and a bracelet. She too wears moccasins. She holds a geometrically-beaded flat bag in front of herself. The caption on the photograph says "Umatilla Reservation July 4, 1903".
TCI NotesOutside photograph of four men dress in regalia and one woman dressed in regalia. The men have horned eagle bonnet headdresses with ermine one has a shirt with ermine, the woman is robed with a buckskin beaded robe with geometric designs and is wearing
TCI TermsLodge
Bonnet, Double Trail
Shirt, Buckskin--Beaded
Moccasins, Plain
Moccasins, Beaded--Geometric
Staff, Eagle Feather
Necklace, Loop
Hide, Wolf
Hider, Blanket
Belt, Leather--Beaded
TCI ClassesOutside Photograph; People; Regalia; Housing; Headdress
SubjectIndians of North America
Indian women
Headdress, Horned
Hair ornaments
Bonnet, Single Trail
Feathers, Eagle
Tribal chiefs
Capes (Clothing)
Clothing and dress
Necklace, Loop
Moccasins, Beaded-Floral
Moccasins, Plain
Staffs (Sticks)
Hides and skins
Bag, Beaded--Geometric
Indian beadwork
Belt, Leather
Belt, Beaded
Braids (Hairdressing)
Umatilla Indian Reservation (Or.)
Umatilla Indians
Underdress, cloth
Dress, Buckskin
Shirt, Cloth
Feathers, Plumes
NamesWhirlwind, Charley, Sr.
No-Shirt, Mrs.
Chief No-Shirt
Red Elk
PlaceUmatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon
PhotographerMoorhouse, Lee
Date in Photo1903-07-04
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
silver mirroring
Sub TypeOutside Photograph
Image (File) Size267,911 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 18 - 1.00 - 215 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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