Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Plate 273 Holiday Trappings - Cayuse
Portfolio, 18 x 22 inches
Vintage Photogravure
A young Cayuse girl sits atop a beautiful horse. The landscape is plain giving all of the attention to the subject. This lovely girl and her horse are heavily adorned with deerskins that have interesting beaded designs and fringes.

Edward Curtis' Caption: Wealthy members of the tribes living on the Umatilla reservation in Oregon spare no expense in bedecking themselves and their mounts on gala occasions. The articles of adornment are usually of deerskin, or of commercial blankets on which designs are worked in beads.

"The Umatilla lived within what is now Oregon, occupying the valley that bears its name, and the country about its mouth on the southern bank of the Columbia. Linguistically they are most closely akin to the Yakima, from whose speech their own differs but slightly."- Edward S. Curtis
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