Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Plate 272 Cayuse Warrior
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Vintage Photogravure
In the face of this portrait is the pictorial description Edward Sheriff Curtis wrote in the Volume VIII.

“The Cayuse were a sullen, arrogant, warlike tribe . . . Of alien speech, they were on such intimate terms with the Shahaprian tribes of that region that even in 1851 their language was becoming obsolete, and for many years there has been none who could speak it.”

Interestingly, the tribe believed to have influenced their language, the Molala, mysteriously disappeared and were believed to have lived underground.
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