Posts Tagged ‘Native Americans

13
Sep
18

working the edge…

Native American fishing along the edges of the Columbia River just below The Dalles dam.

05
Nov
13

Photography: Shakers, Indians & The Collapse……

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The original church was relocated to this location in the 1970’s. In the 90’s it collapsed into a pile in the foreground.

Lone Pine Tree Village set upon a rock bluff adjacent to the Columbia River. It was near the native’s fishing grounds.

indian_shaker_church“The church and village were built by Henry Gulick, a Scottish immigrant who settled in the area in the 1890s.

His wife Harriet, a local Wasco woman, was a member of the Indian Shaker movement.  

Though Henry was not religious, he built a small wooden church, which soon became one of the centers of Indian Shaker activity on the Columbia River.”

 (Frank Hunt Photography) Please visit Frank Hunt’s site for more  details re the Shaker religious movement amongst the native American tribes. Apparently there are still remnants of this today.

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Here, my wife locates the window and building where her photo had been taken 30 years earlier. Also, we were trying to stand out of the ripping wind and an approaching downpour.

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The bridge joins Oregon & Washington states. The original church was moved because of the bridge right of way and a motel construction. The building in this shot was the northern most structure still standing. SwittersB

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You can see by the aerial imagery that the landscape is harsh and rugged. The motel construction, bridge construction and parking lots clash with the historically rustic village. I am glad we got to explore this after so many years. It makes for those nice images of the old, weathered structure and tall grass.

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Above is the small, insert image of the Lone Pine Tree church as it stood in the 1950’s. That image was taken by Gladys Seufert, whose family owned the property the motel was constructed upon. It so happens Gladys & Francis Seufert took quite a few photos of old structures in Wasco County, Oregon.

SEUFERT PHOTOGRAPHY OF OLD STRUCTURES IN OREGON

03
Nov
13

Photography & Video: Fishing Platforms, Celilo Falls & The Dalles Dam

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A dip net platform perched above a rainy, wind blown channel on the Columbia River. It set below The Dalles Dam, near the old village of Lone Pine Tree. Double Click Image for details out on that platform!

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The Dalles Dam below the submerged Celilo Falls/Village. This shot was taken standing in the remnants of the Lone Pine Tree Village.

Short Video on the history of Celilo Falls (Oregon)

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Celilo Falls was approximately 13 miles upriver from the constructed The Dalles Dam. The floodgates were closed and the falls were flooded along with the tribal heritage and the cultural magnet.

09
Sep
12

Photography of Gertrude Käsebier

Came upon this interesting historical photography (silly phrase, now that I look at it) at Clanmother blog re the works of Gertrude Käsebier. Additional info re Gertrude Käsebier here at Faded and Blurred

 

 

17
Apr
09

Buster’s Book Review Made Me Think (Thunder Over the Ochoco by Gale Ontko)

 

Big Summit Prairie by Suzyfishn.

Shoshone Summer Grounds~Big Summit Prairie (Photo by Suzy Fishn)

Suzy Fishn Photo’s of Oregon (and beyond, beautiful wildflower work) 

Buster’s review of the Warm Springs’ Native American’s recollections reminded me of the series of books that I read a few years ago that I personally rate as one to the best historical perspectives of settlers and Indians in the NW..particularly in Central Oregon. Gale Ontko did an extraordinary job of researching the Shoshone nation and the other tribes and their relationships. If you know where Prineville, Mitchell, Canyon City, The Dalles are then get your maps out, buy the set of books and study away. You will be astounded and Paulina, Maupin, Big Summit Prairie and Battle Mountain will have new meanings. Seriously, if you love NW history get these books.  Ontko did not attribute victim status to the Native Americans. He honored their dignity and their savageness and their wisdom. You come to understand the hierarchical structure of the tribes from the Shoshone, the Blackfoot to the dare I say lowly Paiute. Excellent and well researched. Follow the Shoshone from their greatness at Mt. Pisgah to their sad downfall, living in teepees near Prineville and broken. NW Native American history was more than the Nez Perce and Chief Joseph.




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