|Title||Native American known as Lap-i-tash wearing a headress standing next to his sister and unidentified women, Pendleton, Oregon, ca. 1904 |
|Photographer||Moorhouse, Lee, 1850-1926 |
|Date||ca. 1904 |
|Notes||Handwritten on image: This gorgeous looking Indian committed suicide a short time ago, at Thorn Williow. He shot himself, which is a very unusual thing for an indian. He is the only Indian man Mr. Moorhouse knows of having done so. One girl killed herself once on his reservation, and they are the only cases known. I hope you like him. With Love, The Doctor U.P. P.S. This was written last summer but somehow did not get sent off. I came across it today and thought you would like it anyhow. U.P. Dr.|
Printed on verso: Postmarked Pendleton, Oregon. 1905.
PH Coll 334 Moorhouse.3
|Contextual Notes||Lee Moorhouse was born in Iowa on February 28, 1850. He moved to Walla Walla, Washington in 1861 where he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel in the militia during the Bannock War. After the war, Moorhouse worked as a farmer and opened a general store in Pendleton, Oregon where he also served as mayor for several years. In 1889 he was assigned the job of agent at the Umatilla reservation where he began taking photographs of the Cayuse and Nez Perce tribes. Moorhouse sold these photographs and published several books of his images. |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Lap-i-tash; ; Ethnic costume--Oregon--Pendleton; Indians of North America |
|Location Depicted||United States--Oregon-Pendleton |
|Digital Collection||Society and Culture Collection|
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Early Photographers Collection. PH Coll 334 |
|Object Type||Postcard |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x512 ppi. 2001. |