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Name Wenzel, Grace C.
Othernames Grace Christianson
Grace Christianson Gardner
Places of residence Wenatchee, WA
Moses Coulee, WA
Father James Christianson
Relationships Brothers: Willard and Dwight
Grandfather: J.E. Fetch

Associated Records

Image of 1959.004.0072 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0072 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of a middle aged woman holding rifle and a girl holding basket or bag. Photo: Group 8 No. 70. Note on back of photo: "Cecile and her sister Allie Simash in 1910. Okanogan Indians. this shows how quickly Indian girls aged long ago. Here Cecile is old in 5 yrs(?)."

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."

Image of 1959.004.0064 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0064 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of four people with one woman holding sacks. Note on back of photo: "Sack filled at last, we head toward the bigger sacks!" From Notes on Photographs: "Group 8: 10 Pictures: Yakima Thanksgiving Feast of First Roots" Photo: Group 8 No. 62: "When the last heavy sack was full we went to our leader, seated, and in our order - (and order of roots importance, porued them into larger bags for hauling away 60 miles to the Longhouse at Toppenish. Sack filled at last we head towards the bigger sacks."

Image of 1959.004.0065 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0065 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of four women working in a barn. Note on back of photo: "(A short time after this I nearly had my camera broken.) Now I join in the really wonderful whole Root Ceremony. They are grateful people and thank God for this gifts of water and food. I asked how often they thanked him answer was, 'Each Sunday and as the Root Feast!' that more than some of us whites can say! " From Notes on Photographs: "Group 8: 10 Pictures: Yakima Thanksgiving Feast of First Roots" Photo: Group 8 No. 63: "After a seond car returned from simcoe hills at the same time ours arrived, then came marching before the chiefs where Root Gathers receive thanks and honors. Th

Image of 1959.004.0066 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0066 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of three female Native American children and one male Native American child. Note on back of photo: "Future root gathers." From Notes on Photographs: "Group 8: 10 Pictures: Yakima Thanksgiving Feast of First Roots" Photo: Group 8 No. 64: "Future Root Gatherers. Miller girl in long braids. Different aspects of 'look pleasant please'."

Image of 1959.004.0067 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0067 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of a Native American town with a few tepees in the upper right hand corner. Note on back of photo: "Bitter Root (Pe-Ha-Hai) drying for Winter storage. At Priest Rapids." From Notes on Photographs: "Group 8: 10 Pictures: Yakima Thanksgiving Feast of First Roots" Photo: Group 8 No. 65: "Bitter roots, called spetlem or Pe-ha-hai, drying on tule mats at wannapum village, at Priest Rapids."

Image of 1959.004.0068 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0068 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of display of roots and herbs in baskets. Note on back of photo: "Samplers of Indian foods we gathered and we ate! (Best on Earth for ulcers). Indians don't have them, when they so live! Nervous stomachs cured quickly too!" From Notes on Photographs: "Group 8: 10 Pictures: Yakima Thanksgiving Feast of First Roots" Photo: Group 8 No. 66: "Samples of Indain native foods: roots, herbs, elk, venision, dry eels, pemican, nuts, berries, berry and root cakes etc... (skull washed away by our old school house of 1896 Moses Coulee, given to me by the Turner boy about 1939."

Image of 1959.004.0070 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0070 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of an elderly probable Caucasian man and woman. Photo: Group 8 No. 68. Note on back of photo: "Ella Gertrude Christianson. Born May 17, 1863- 78 yrs old. James Christianson. Born June 1, 1853- age 88. He lived till 98 yrs. Moses Coulee pioneers and friend of travelers of the Indian Trails."

Image of 1959.004.0074 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0074 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of a beautiful quilt. Photo: Group 8 No. 72. Note on back of photo: "(I will endeavor to get a better print of this Sweep Stak Indian Quilt of mine which won the Posh Intelligence contest about 10 yrs ago ($100 prize).) Grace Christianson Wenzel (4514 -33D W Seattle) Star by Leavenworth, Wash."

Image of 1959.004.0075 - Print, Photographic

1959.004.0075 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo with white border of man and woman standing near a horse. Photo: Group 8 No. 73. Note on back of photo: "1st Native couple married by white ceremony at Nespelem. About 1905."