|Title||Native American encampment on waterfront, Seattle, ca. 1895 |
|Date||ca. 1895 |
|Caption||In the late 19th century, most local Native Americans had been moved to reservations and were not allowed to live in Seattle. Sometime before 1895, visiting Indian people started camping at Ballast Island, a pile of rocks dumped by ships at the foot of Washington Street. Some sold seafood and souvenirs or looked for odd jobs in the city. Each fall, many camped there on their way to and from harvesting hops.|
This photo, probably taken in the 1890s, shows a Native American encampment at Ballast Island on the Seattle waterfront. Some of the people are camping on their canoes. Others have dug a shelter in the nearby rubble.
|Notes||Handwritten on mount: Indians Seattle Waterfront.|
Caption by MOHAI staff.
|Subjects||Canoes--Washington (State)--Seattle; Camping--Washington (State)--Seattle; Waterfronts--Washington (State)--Seattle; Indians of North America--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||2002.3.466 |
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|Credit Line||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Lantern Slide Collection |
|Physical Description||1 lantern slide: color; 2 x 3 1/4 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original lantern slide as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 24-bit RGB color, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |