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MS 078 - Dr. Edward H. Latham Photograph Collection



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Title: MS 078 - Dr. Edward H. Latham Photograph CollectionAdd to your cart.

Primary Creator: Latham, Dr. Edward H.

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Subjects: Indians (Native Americans), Indians of North America--Photographs, Latham, Edward H., Nez Perce Indians

Languages: English


Correlation of MS 78 Dr. Edward H. Latham Photographs, P.78.2.1 to P.78.2.111, to plates within Mick Gidley's book With One Sky Above Us:  Life on an American Indian Reservation at the Turn of the Century, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1979.  Captions from the Plates are noted in the description of the Plates.

Collection Historical Note

Dr. Edward H. Latham (1843-1928) was the agency physician on the Sioux, Spokane, and Colville Indian Reservations, arriving at the latter in 1890. He was an amateur photographer and created a record of life on the reservation.

Previously misattributed to Edward S. Curtis due to false stamp on the back of print images.

Subject/Index Terms

Indians (Native Americans)
Indians of North America--Photographs
Latham, Edward H.
Nez Perce Indians

Administrative Information

Repository: McCracken Research Library

Access Restrictions: McCracken Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials. Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation or publication. Contact McCracken Research Library for more information.

Preferred Citation: Dr. Edward H. Latham Photograph Collection, MS 78, McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West

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Box MS78.01Add to your cart.
Item P.78.02.01: Gidley Plate # 81, loose variantAdd to your cart.
caption: Drummers, July 4, Nespelem, 1900's
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Item P.78.02.03: Half title-page, variantAdd to your cart.
Caption : Tepees, Nespelem
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Item P.78.02.06: Gidley Plate # 92, detail, 1903Add to your cart.
Caption:  Young man with hat, c. 1903
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Item P.78.02.11: Gidley Plate #22Add to your cart.
Caption:  Tepee made of rushes.  This was a traditional form of shelter for many Plateau peoples.
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Item P.78.02.13: Gidley Plate #55, 1905-06Add to your cart.
Peo-peo Tholekt, June 1905.  Peo-peo's magnificent headdress of eagle feathers is the same one worn by Yellow Bull when he came to deliver his oration at Chief Joseph's burial (see Plate # 44)
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Item P.78.02.16: Gidley Plate # 20, variantAdd to your cart.
Two girls with craftwork bags.  Looty Scrascra on the left holds a cornhusk bag, wears a European-style dress and has a white hairstyle, while Annie Sam on the right has a bead bag and is wearing her "wing" dress and hair in the traditional manner.
Item P.78.02.17: Gidley Plate # 12, variantAdd to your cart.
Woman with saddle horse.  This Colville woman is holding a tiny puppy.
Item P.78.02.18: Gidley Plate # 17, variantAdd to your cart.
Boy on a pony, with his father and mother.  One elderly resident of Nespelem has identified these people as A-kis-kis (boy), Joe A-kis-kis, and his wife, a Palouse woman, Hal-a-mis.
Item P.78.02.19: Gidley Plate # 72, variantAdd to your cart.
Young married couple.  The feather tied in this manner in his hair indicates his married status.
Item P.78.02.20: Gidley Plate # 42, variantAdd to your cart.
Bareback rider and ponies.  Horses were units of wealth for Plateau peoples.  The horse this man is riding is marked with the brand of Owhi, a Yakima resident on the Colville Reservation who had gone through the Nez Perce War with Chief Joseph's people.
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Item P.78.02.22: Gidley Plate # 50, variantAdd to your cart.
Charlie Wilpocken and family.  One present-day resident of the Colville Reservation has identified the woman as Wilpocken's second wife, Kil-ess-tum, a Yakima.
Item P.78.02.23: Gidley Plate # 50, variantAdd to your cart.
Charlie Wilpocken and family.  One present-day resident of the Colville Reservation has identified the woman as Wilpocken's second wife, Kil-ess-tum, a Yakima.
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NOTE:  Mick Gidley, during June 28,2005 visit thought #'s 24 and 25 may not be Latham's, as they appear to be of western Washington native people, possibly missionized by Shakers.
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NOTE: Mick Gidley, during June 28,2005 visit thought #'s 24 and 25 may not be Latham's, as they appear to be of western Washington native people, possibly missionized by Shakers.
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Item P.78.02.29: Gidley Plate # 46, variantAdd to your cart.
Members of David Williams' Family.
Item P.78.02.30: Gidley Plate # 46, variant detailAdd to your cart.
Members of David Williams' family.
Item P.78.02.31: Gidley Plate #46,  another variantAdd to your cart.
Members of David Williams' family.
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Item P.78.02.35: Gidley Plate # 37, variantAdd to your cart.
Mother and children.  An older resident of the Colville Reservation identified the mother as Peotsenmy.  In 1893 Chief Moses took a Nez Perce woman from Lapwai, Idaho as a secondary wife.  She changed her name from Tamatsatsamy to Peotsenmy when she moved in with the Columbia chieftain, but she did not give up her land rights on the reservation in Idaho.  However, when Moses died she, together with her children, elected to stay with his senior wife, Mary, until she herself died prematurely in 1902.
Item P.78.02.36: Gidley Plate # 37, same variant?Add to your cart.
[not in box, May 5, 2005]
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Item P.78.02.39: Gidley's Plate # 51, variantAdd to your cart.
Two of Charlie Wilpocken's sons.  The older child is Art Cercle, who lived until the early 1970's, while the younger one died of stomach burns in childhood.  Art Cercle is also depicted in plate #5.  Between the two boys is an otter skin decorated with mirrors;  these were prized forms of adornment, especially during dances.
Item P.78.02.40: Gidley Plate # 5, 1903Add to your cart.
Nez Perce children, c. 1903.  This image was printed in The Oregon Sunday Journal under the title "Nez Perce Papooses."
Item P.78.02.41: Gidley Plate # 48 detailAdd to your cart.
Annie from Wenatchee
Item P.78.02.42: Gidley Plate # 85 detailAdd to your cart.
Mother and child.  The woman is Annie from Wenatchee (Plate 48) and her child is also featured in plate 84 [plate 84 caption reads "Baby in cradleboard".]
Item P.78.02.43: Gidley Plate # 85, variantAdd to your cart.
Mother and child.  the woman is Annie form wenatchee (plate 48) and her child is also featured in plate 84 [plate 84 caption reads "Baby in cradleboard".]
Item P.78.02.44: Gidley Plate # 47 variantAdd to your cart.
Elijah Williams.  Elijah is still alive and residing at Nespelem.  Known in childhood as Charging Hog, he is a son of David Williams.
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Item P.78.02.48: Gidley's Plate # 43., 1901Add to your cart.
Chief Joseph's winter camp, c. 1901.  This long composite form of tepee was favored by Plateau peoples, especially the Nez Perce.
Item P.78.02.49: Gidley Plate # 19 variantAdd to your cart.
Blacksmith and Indian assistant, Nespelem.  C. M. Hinman was the blacksmith at Nespelem for a number of years from 1895.  The brandmarks were those of various horse-owning Indians on that part of the reservation.  They sometimes branded horses on the neck under the mane.  Chief Joseph's brand was the third from the left on the top row, blow the T.
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Item P.78.02.60: Gidley Plate # 29 variantAdd to your cart.
Burros and packer, Nespelem.  This man, here fording the Nespelem at springtime, may have been a prospector.
Item P.78.02.61Add to your cart.
[NOTE:  portrait of Dr. Edward H. Latham]
Item P.78.02.62: Gidley Plate # 63 variantAdd to your cart.
Doctor, buggy and dogs.  This is taken from a glass negative in the Photography collection at the University of Washington Library.  L. D. Lindsley's notebook identifies the man as Dr, O'Shea;  there were a number of doctors in the O'Shae family of Spokane but none of their ages are recorded in Spokane newspapers and the like seem to correspond with this person.  An elderly present-day Indian resident of Nespelem identified the man orally as Dr, Hodnutt, but no record of such a name could be found in Indian Service listings.  Dr. James Walker was a friend of Latham's.  It is likely that in good weather Dr. Latham traveled by buggy during his later years on the reservation.,
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Item P.78.02.73: Gidley Plate # 75 variant  Add to your cart.
Indian Camp, July 4th celebrations, Nespelem 1900'2.  Inside the circle of tepees the parade is being conducted; at that time at least two hundred riders participated.
Item P.78.02.74: Gidley Plate # 75 variantAdd to your cart.
Same caption as P.78.2.73.
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Item P.78.02.82: Gidley Plate # 82 detail., 1903Add to your cart.
Young man, c. 1903.  This young man also appears in plate 72.  The picture may have been published and credited to L. D. Lindsley.
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Item P.78.02.84: Gidley Plate #16 variantAdd to your cart.
Two Cayuse boys.
Item P.78.02.85: Gidley Plate # 16 detailAdd to your cart.
Two Cayuse Boys.
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Item P.78.02.92: Same women as in Gidley Plate # 7Add to your cart.
Columbia women on horseback
Item P.78.02.93: Gidley plate # 67 variantAdd to your cart.
White visitors, Indian camp, July 4, Nespelem, 1900's.
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Item P.78.02.97: Gidley Plate # 34 variant (and reversed)Add to your cart.
Start of the parade, Women's Division, July 4, Nespelem, 1900's
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Item P78.02.101: Gidley Plate # 31Add to your cart.
Two women, baby and tepee.  This tepee is of a typical Plateau style.
Item P78.02.102: Gidley Plate # 13, 1901-07-04Add to your cart.
Columbia Joe and family, July 4, 1901.  Columbia Joe, who was probably an Okanogan, is wearing an angora-goat "medicine hat".  The tapaderos (long stirrups) and high saddle were both popular at the turn of the century.
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Item P78.02.104: Gidley Plate # 6, 1903Add to your cart.
William Andrews and bride, c. 1903.  Andrews, like many other figures in these pictures, is wearing earrings made of conch shells.
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Item P78.02.106: Gidley Plate # 53, variant, 1905-06Add to your cart.
A woman and two girls, June 1905.  The woman is Annie Yellow Wolf, a wife of Yellow Wolf,  The girl on the left is Annie Sam (who also appears in plate 20) and the one on the right is Mary Tom, A Colville who was half-sister to Annie Yellow Wolf.
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Item P78.02.109: Gidley Plate #86Add to your cart.
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[NOTE: this is a variant image of P.78.2.69 that had been misnumbered as P.78.2.68, although that number had already been assigned to a different image that is already entered into ARGUS]
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[NOTE:  this is a variant image of P.78.2.4]

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