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Catalog Number 1959.004.0008
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Black and white photo with white border of Grace Christianson posing for photograph in a Native American outfit, 1939. Image of a probable young Caucasian woman dressed in fringed hide dress with beaded moccasins holding stone club sitting on bench draped with what appears to be a woven blanket with Native American designs. Dress is decorated with hide fringe, beaded designs and leather ties. Woman appears to have beaded belt around waist and beaded pouch on her lap. Club is decorated with fringe, feathers, hide and bead work. Woman is wearing several strands of bead necklaces around neck and strand of shells or teeth around forehead. Object in woman's hair. Sitting next to woman on blanket is a stone maul and beaded bag. Near to woman's feet is partial view of two cornhusk bags. Bench appears to be non Native American and placed on carpet.

Note on back of photo written in blue ink: "No 8 (no2) Group I / (a spare pix if need / filling) / Grace abt 1939 / (In outfit worn when showing / slides on our N.C. Wash, Indian / People, scouts- 6th grades / studying Indians etc in Seattle)."

From Notes on Photographs:
"Group 1: 8 Photographs. First group: Travelers of the Old Indian Trails across North Central Washington and neighbors of my father James Christianson who usurped their home in 1884."
Photo: Group 1 No. 8: "Grace - Euche-wanna Tetalkee (name I like best). These extra of us easy to omit - I put them into fill out if needed and break even. (I wear my costume only when showing my slides of Indian Life to groups - scouts etc.)"
Date c. 1939-c. 1939
Collection Grace C. Wenzel Collection
Provenance From original Accession Record: "Early day photos. Some taken by Mrs. Wenzel, some are copies of early photographs. Taken over a period of years."
Source Wenzel, Grace C.
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People Wenzel, Grace C.
Search Terms Washington