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Catalog Number 1959.004.0062
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description 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 down--nothing upset thier calm!) Ceremony for Sa-ki-wa the big potatoe."
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.
Saluskin, Rudy