Poetsenmy, Nez Perce Nimiipu, Colville, Washington - Formerly Tamatsatsamy, Chief Moses' secondary wife from Lapwai, Idaho - Photo by E.H. Latham, 1906.
Nez Perce woman named Peotsenmy, her infant, and small daughter, Colville Indian Reservation, Washington, ca. 1901
Young Nez Perce girls in Collville, Washington – 1906
Such a beautiful woman (Nez Perce tribe)
Lake man named Chief Edward. The Lake Indians call themselves Senijextee and possibly identify as the "Lahanna" of Lewis and Clark in 1805. A small tribe of Salishan stock, originally ranging along Columbia River in northeast Washington from about Kettle Falls to the British line. In 1820 Fort Colville trading post was established by the Hudson Bay Company in their country, but they remained almost unchanged until Christianized in 1846.
Portrait of Chiricahua woman, Neschila (The Woman Who Winks), Natches' Mother, and two children. Photographed 1881. National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Mourning Dove was the pen name of Christine Quintasket, an Interior Salish woman who collected tribal stories among Northern Plateau peoples in the early twentieth century. She described centuries-old traditions with the authority of first-hand knowledge & wrote a novel based on her experiences. Like her contemporary Zora Neale Hurston, Mourning Dove’s reputation as a female ethnographer & writer has grown steadily. Her novel, Cogewea, is the 1st known published novel by a Native American…