Northwest Indian Portraits

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Northwest Indian Portraits

Description

The portraits in this digital collection include a variety of images from the late 19th and early 20th centuries covering various tribes throughout the Inland Northwest. Some of the images are of well-known individuals, such as Chief Joseph or Princess Angeline while others are completely unidentified. There are many images of members of the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene Tribes taken at local events. All of these photographs were donated to the Spokane Public Library over many years and many came with incomplete, or even incorrect identification. While we have tried to correct misinformation, identification has not always been possible. The Northwest Room welcomes any additional information related to these images. Please contact us at nwroom@spokanelibrary.org.

Items in the Northwest Indian Portraits Collection

Indians -- Portraits (#23)
"Coeur d'Alene, Flathead, Blackfoot, Spokane and a Nez Perce represented."

Indians -- Portraits (#02)
Unidentified photograph of a man on a horse.

Indians -- Portraits (#03)
Unidentified man with a horse.

Indians -- Portraits (#04)
Unidentified girls in front of a small tipi

Indians -- Portraits (#06)
Unidentified young women.

Indians -- Portraits (#07)
Unidentified woman on a horse with a baby in a cradle board.

Indians -- Portraits (#10)
Unidentified Indians in a parade?

Indians -- Portraits (#11)
Studio portrait of an unidentified young man.

Indians -- Portraits (#13)
Unidentified Indian man posing with a rifle.

Indians -- Portraits (#14)
"Unidentified studio portrait head of an Indian man."

Indians -- Portraits (#16)
Unidentified man with headdress.

Indians -- Portraits (#22)
Group portrait of unidentified group of men and women.

Indians -- Portraits -- Abraham, Angelie Bedell (#01)
"Daughter Dorothy being carried in the customary baby sling on mother's back."

Indians -- Portraits -- Andrews, Willie "Red Star" (#02)
"Mrs. Willie Andrews and son Albert."

Indians -- Portraits -- Andrews, Willie "Red Star" (#03)
"Group of Willie Andrews and wife with Mrs. Harry Owhi."

Indians -- Portraits -- Andrews, Willie "Red Star" (#05)
"Mrs. Willie Andrews & Son. Mrs. Geo Kidwell & Son."

Indians -- Portraits -- Andrews, Willie -- Spokane Indian (#01)
"Willie Andrews, Spokane Tribe, while a youth, posed in full tribal regalia"

Indians -- Portraits -- Andrews, Willie -- Spokane Indian (#02)
"Chief Willie Andrews with his nephew, his sister and his mother."

Indians -- Portraits -- Bazil, Benewah (#01)
Portrait of Benewah Bazil with flag.

Indians -- Portraits -- Angeline -- Suquamish Indian (#01)
"The Princess Angeline, daughter of Chief Sealth (Seattle). She was for many years previous to her death one of the best known figures on the down town streets of Seattle, Washington."

Indians -- Portraits -- Angeline -- Suquamish Indian (#12)
"Princess Angeline, Daughter of Chief Seattle."

Indians -- Portraits -- Angeline -- Suquamish Indian (#13)
"Photographic copy of a painting in the possesion of Mrs. Heath, Spokane. Painting is shown with rustic frame of log construction."

Indians -- Portraits -- Anqua, Louis (#01)
Louis Anqua was known as "Fat Louie." He died in Idaho in 1925.

Indians -- Portraits -- Antelope, Morris (#01)
Frank Palmer portrait of Morris Antelope and unknown man.

Indians -- Portraits -- Arthur, Mark, d. 1947 (#01)
Portrait of Mark Arthur, Nez Perce Indian.

Indians -- Portraits -- Boyd, Sam (#01)
"Chief Sam Boyd, son of Raymond Boyd. Sam was the last chief of the Spokane tribe. He lived in back of the old school house. Died late 1930's or early 1940's."

Indians -- Portraits -- Bazil, Louie and Ervan (#01)
Portrait of Louis and Ervan Bazil.

Indians -- Portraits -- Bedell, Susan (#01)
Portrait of Susan Bedell and unidentified woman.

Indians -- Portraits -- Casimir, Rosalie (#01)
"103 years old" is written on the front of the picture.