Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis -   Plate 289 On Klickitat River (a) border=
Plate 289 On Klickitat River (a)
Portfolio, 18 x 22 inches
Vintage Photogravure
The Klickitat river flows through what was the territory of the Klickitat, a bold, roving, gypsy-like group of Shahaptian bands. From the Volume VII, page 37. The picture, which shows one of a succession of beautiful scenes near the mouth of this stream, accompanies Volume VII for the reason that the land at its junction with the Columbia was formerly Chinookan territory, and in fact it was never altogether given up to the Klickitat. – Edward Curtis

From page 37 – “The Klickitat soon possessed themselves of Chinookan territory . . . They never became firmly established on the Columbia to the exclusion of others, but they mingled freely with the Chinookan villagers already there, and fished in the great river.”
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