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Trevitt Monument, Memaloose Island
Trevitt Monument, Memaloose Island
IdentifierORU_PH037_0163
TitleTrevitt Monument, Memaloose Island
DescriptionA black and white view of Trevitt Monument on Memaloose Island in the Columbia River east of Hood River. The monument, an obelisk of light-colored granite on a square base of darker stonework, marks the grave of a local pioneer named Victor Trevitt. A state senator 1866-74, he was buried in 1883 in the Indian burial ground at his request. The monument stands at the edge of the island, and two men stand on either side of it. In the foreground, another man in a hat, suit, and coat is holding a skull. The wooden boards and planks of a Native American burial structure seem to make a circle, which surrounds a jumbled assemblage of skulls and bones. One skull, towards the center, is noticeably darker than the other bones. Between the burial structure and the Trevitt Monument lies some sort of plank box or boat, with more skulls and bones on it. In the background is the river, with a concrete embankment showing on the opposite shore on the left. The rest of the shore is bare; behind it trees cover a gentle slope. "Memaloose" is a corruption of the Chinook language "Memalust" meaning "to die".
TGM SubjectMonuments
Monuments & memorials
Funeral rites & ceremonies
Tombs & sepulchral monuments
Islands
Men
Skulls
Bones
Trees
Rivers
Riverbanks
Water
Masonry
Beaches
LC SubjectTrevitt Monument (Memaloose Island)
Place NamesMemaloose Island
Hood River, Oregon
Columbia River
Trevitt Monument
GenreOutdoor landscape
PublisherUniversity of Oregon Libraries
Date-Digital2004-03-24
RightsThis item 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 TitleAngelus Studio Collections
Collection IdentifierPH037
TypeImage
Digital CollectionUniversity of Oregon. Libraries. Western Waters Digital Library.
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