This hand-colored image is labelled "Oram's snap of local White Salmon Indians about 1914." A camera bump or printing error obscures some of the detail, but the hand-coloring, primitive as it is, still helps us see the image as real people living in the moment, rather than figures from remote history.
Category: [Klickitat County]
Rather than heading to the huckleberry fields etc, I wonder if they on their way to a ceremony.
I have read that when they camped in the huckleberry fields they had huge herds of horses with them.
l.e. on 27th October 2014 @ 7:54am
Nice slice of life. Would be interesting to know what is going on.
Buzz on 27th October 2014 @ 2:25pm
And two children showing different ways to ride with mom.
nels on 27th October 2014 @ 10:26pm
Horses were always a status symbol in many of the tribes. So they would naturally have had many ponies with them. I imagine that these indians are from up around Yakima.
I do not think that these were any of the indian girls that were Underwoods, as by then they had adopted most of the white man ways. In fact Isabella (Lear) Underwood was sent off by her step-father Amos to school to learn the white mans way. She returned as a very cultured, educated girl.
Charlott on 28th October 2014 @ 7:09am
Flag spotted on the right side- parade line up perhaps.
Steve r on 28th October 2014 @ 7:45am