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Catalog Number 1959.004.0021
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Black and white photo with white border of Chief Cleveland Kamiaken, sitting in chair.

Note on back of photo: "Chief Cleveland Kamiaken, living on Colville Reservation (?) son of Chief - led Yakima Nation War of 1855. Yakima Nation."

From Notes on Photographs:
"Group 4: ?? # Photographs: True Nobility: 12 Men (Blanket Men of Our Day in Moses Coulee)"
Photo: Group 4 No. 21: "Chief Cleveland Kamiaken. Living on Colville Reservation last son of chief. Led Yakima Nation war of 1855."

Chief Cleveland Kamiakin was the last living son of Chief Kamiakin of the Yakimas. Cleveland Kamiakin's father signed the Yakima Treaty of 1855 in Walla Walla with Territorial Governor Isaac Stevens. The peace treaty forced the Palouse Indians to move to the Yakima Reservation. Chief Cleveland Kamiakin died Sept. 3, 1959, and was thought to have been 98 years old.
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.
People Wenzel, Grace C.
Kamiaken, Chief Cleveland