Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Plate 247 Luqaiot - Kittitas border=
Plate 247 Luqaiot - Kittitas
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Vintage Photogravure
A proud looking man, Luqaiot stares to the right with his chin held high. Brightly lit one can see many years of age in his face. His hair is long, but very simply done. And his garment has a few feather accents and details.

Caption by Edward S. Curtis: The original of this portrait is a son Owhi (Ohai), who as chief of the Salishan band inhabiting Kittitas valley, Washington, at first appeared to favor the Stevens treaty of 1855, but a few months later was drawn into the Indian uprising by the act of another son, Qahlchun, in killing some prospectors. At the termination of hostilities Luqaiot made his permanent home among the Spokan, taking for his wife the daughter of a Spokan chief and widow of his executed brother Qahlchun. Luqaiot's recollections of the events of these times will be found scattered through the account of the Yakima war in Volume VII.
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