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Catalog Number 1959.004.0059
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description 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; Isabel (a shaker) center; Ellen Saluskiu (Catolic right). Yakima Thanksgiving Feast of 1st Roots, mid april."

Virginia Beaverts noted that the women in the photo (left to right) are Isabel, Mary, and Ellen. The little boy at the top is Rudy.
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.
Mininick, Mary
Saluskin, Rudy
Saluskin, Ellen