Native Americans are artistic. I have worked with the children in the elementary classroom, and at an early age you can see their artistic talent.
I have moccasins with bead work and embroidery on them. Whenever I pull them out of my cedar chest, I am in awe of the artistic talent that created the design and the fine stitching.
When you look at these baskets, and think of sitting on the ground, weaving grasses and reeds into a freehand design it is amazing.
L.E. on 3rd August 2018 @ 7:11am
Kyle on 3rd August 2018 @ 9:53am
Wow, they are beautiful. What year would you think this picture was taken?
Kathie A. on 3rd August 2018 @ 8:18pm
Nicely composed photo, too. I wonder where those baskets are now. I have enjoyed the fine collection at the Maryhill Museum. I think the Native American room is the highlight of Maryhill.
TBird on 3rd August 2018 @ 9:39pm
The book was published in 1912, and seems to include photos taken between 1900-1912.
Arthur on 3rd August 2018 @ 11:08pm
The patience to create what they used in everyday life impressed me. They had a totally different concept of time than our culture.
Buzz on 4th August 2018 @ 7:32am
They still do Buzz.
L.E. on 4th August 2018 @ 9:05am
Do any of you know how long it would take for a skilled craftsperson to make one of those baskets? I know they are different sizes, but I'm just wondering the scale of the work we're admiring.
Arthur on 4th August 2018 @ 7:10pm
Besides the beautiful artistry there is amazing mathematics to those three dimensional designs. So beautiful.
nels on 5th August 2018 @ 11:02am
Possibly some of these were made by Ellen "Taswatha" Underwood and her daughter Isabella Underwood. I know they made the exquite bead work that a few pieces are on display at that little museum in Bingen. They may have been made by Alleck. Most of their work was lost in a house fire in Underwood many, many years ago. There might be a few pieces of their bead work at Maryhill. Supposedly Chief Chenowith was given a medal by Lewis and Clark. It was in the family and finally one of Ellen's daughters or grand daughter gave it to Maryhill. Last I heard they had lost it. Now isn't that something.
Charlott on 6th August 2018 @ 7:08am
Around 50 years ago, Albo Horn, who was the great, great, great grandson of Chief Chenoweth, donated the baskets his mother had made to Maryhill Museum. I went to see them once and thought they were a nice addition to their collection.
Bill Seaton on 6th August 2018 @ 4:05pm
"Albo" Horn was Albert Arthur Horn. His parents were Jacob Thomas Horn and Martha Ellen Dark, of the Underwood family. Martha was a sister of my great-aunt Amy (Dark) Wells.
Charlott on 7th August 2018 @ 7:19am
Back around 1948, Albo told me he was directly related to Chief Chenoweth, but I don't remember if he told me he was the great-grandson, great-great, or great-great-great.
Bill Seaton on 11th October 2018 @ 11:08am