Photo Record

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Catalog Number 1959.004.0065
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description 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. Then we peel some. 1st picture of this event taken about 1939."

Virginia Beaverts noted the names the people in the photo, (left to right) Mrs. Tellekish WWII - 1940's(?), Mrs. Wallahee (wayatwanu), Ellen Salwkin, and Mary Dich.
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.