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Catalog Number 2004.023.0001
Object Name Photograph, Cabinet
Description Black and white photograph with white border of Chief Moses and his family posing for photograph in Wilbur, WA on July 4, 1898. Image of three probable young Native American women on proper right hand side of older probable Native American man with one probable young Native American woman and one probable young Native American man on proper left hand side of older man. All six people appear to be dressed in traditional Native American dress/regalia and all are on horseback with saddles and stirrups. Older man's horse appears to have regalia. The four woman and young man have their hair in braids and older man appears to be wearing feather head dress. Women each have two earrings and are wearing dresses decorated with possible beadwork. Women on proper right hand side appear to be wearing bead necklaces. Woman on proper left hand side is carrying feather fan. Both men are wearing possible hairpipes and possible ermine tails. All 6 people appear to be wearing moccasins. Older man's outfit is more elaborate and more decorated (more beadwork, feathers, ermine tails etc.) compared to the other 5 people. House with wooden siding and windows with tree and other buildings in background. Head of woman with straw hat with brim and flowers in foreground. "Chief Moses and Family. / Wilbur, Wn. July 4, 1898" written in cursive on back of photo in black ink.

Chief Moses and his people would go to Wilbur, WA for supplies occasionally.
Photographer Robert Dickerson
Date 07/04/1898-07/04/1898
Title Chief Moses and Family
Collection Moses Lake Museum & Art Center Purchases
Credit line Purchased for the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center's collection.
Provenance Owned by Tracy L. DeLoach and sold to Moses Lake Museum & Art Center on 09/24/04 though EBAY website auction. Photo was owned by DeLoach family since it was created. DeLoach's step-father's great grandfather, Robert Dickerson, took the photo.
Place U.S.A/Washington/Wilbur
Source DeLoach, Tracy L.
People Moses, Chief
Search Terms Wilbur
Washington