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Name Saluskin, Rudy

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Image of 1959.004.0059 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0059 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of three women who appear to be praying. Note on back of photo: "Yakima Thanksgiving Feast of 1st Roots- Mid-April." From Notes on Photographs: "Group 8: 10 Pictures: Yakima Thanksgiving Feast of First Roots" Photo: Group 8 No. 57: "Head Root Diggers whit whom I helped harvest food roots for 300 Indians at teh annual Spring Feast Thanksgiving Ceremony during which they teach their youn the splendid old rites and dignity of their forebears. Before roots are harvested for winter this feast is given in Thanksgiving to God for placing water in streams for Spiritual Strength and food in ground for Physical Strenght. Mary Mininick (methodist) left;

Image of 1959.004.0062 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0062 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of three women and a male child looking at ground. Note on back of photo: "Ceremony for Sa-Ki Wa. The Big Potato." From Notes on Photographs: "Group 8: 10 Pictures: Yakima Thanksgiving Feast of First Roots" Photo: Group 8 No. 60: "So deep where they in ceremony only 7 yr old Rudy Saluskin knew I'd snapped this one. He stands by my digger the roots were Sakiwa. A similar ceremony was held for each variety: bell ringing, marching around, chant and prayer of Thanksgiving (I felt deeply their ceremony, but when Rudy said 'Don't you prey too?' I chanted. He climbed tall pines and jumped over our fires but when he caught fire I had to run him dow

Image of 1959.004.0063 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0063 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of three people digging in the field. Note on back of photo: "The hard way not to go hungry! Digging weeds, soooo cold!" From Notes on Photographs: "Group 8: 10 Pictures: Yakima Thanksgiving Feast of First Roots" Photo: Group 8 No. 61: "After the final prayer for Sa-ki-wa -- big potato 3- fingures wide we dig and dig to keep warm and fill baskets tied to our waists."