A black-and-white photograph of a Native American man, identified as Alexander, Yakima Indian. He is sitting on a blanket-covered object on a carpet strewn with straw. Behind him on the left is a light-colored broad-brimmed felt hat with a feather in the hatband. His hair is pulled back from his face on the top of his head, and hangs down in two pigtails on his chest which are wrapped with dark fur hairwraps. A small amount of hair on each side is threaded through quills and beads and hangs separately. He wears disk earrings and a beaded choker. His heavy dark cloth shirt has two buttons on the placket, which only extends halfway down the shirt. There is a button on each cuff as well. Above his elbows he wears wide beaded armbands with geometric designs. His light-colored leggings have designs in brass tacks below the knees, and insets of woven material with geometric designs which run the length of the front. Fringes, ermines, and braids hang off them. His moccasins are beaded with a floral pattern. His hands on his lap hold a hatchet-style pipe which has a triangular woven and fringed decoration on the end. Small bells hang amongst the fringe, which is so long that a half of it rests on the floor. Around his waist he wears a woven or beaded belt with squares of color. From it hangs a split leather belt with brass tacks, which forms two loops.
A young Native American woman reclines on a couch. The couch is covered with a blanket with large geometric designs. The woman is wearing leggings and a dress with beaded fringes and a striped, beaded yoke. She has on bracelets and a headband with a large feather. Her hair is in braids. The wall behind the couch is covered with Native American artifacts. They include a shield, two bows, a fringed buckskin shirt and some other fringed clothing, a long woven sash, three woven bags with geometric designs, an animal pelt, moccasins, two long necklaces, and some unidentified artifacts .
An outside photograph of Meachem Creek in Oregon. The foreground displays a zoomed-in angle of the water that extends the entire width of the photograph. The water displays the reflection of sunlight and various patterns of water ripples and color. As the image pans in, the creek is boarded by two embankments. The left embankment displays clusters of conifers, leafless trees, and wild grasses and shrubs. A smal, sandy slope decends into the creek and traces of a hill can be seen behind the tree clusters. The right embankment displays clusters of conifers, leafless trees, and wild grasses and shrubs. Several pieces of timber have fallen and are on the banks of the creek. A small, flat, rocky terrain with small wild grasses extends off the right embankment and into the creek. A steep hill can be viewed behind the right embankment. In the background, more conifer clusters can be viewed. The top of the photograph displays open sky.
A Native American woman, identified as Sally Chapman, in front of a backdrop on a mat with a geometric design. She wears Native American clothing, including a dress, hat, earrings, choker, and moccasins. She wears her hair in braids. In her hands she holds a bag or handbag with a geometric design. The identification of the woman is tentative and is being checked by tribal members. , [Sally Chapman, Indian, in regalia.]
Two tipis and a small cabin with a chimney stand in a grove of trees (deciduous without leaves and conifers) on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. A railroad track crosses the landscape on the left hand side. In the distance is a house. In the background is a line of hills.
Two Cayuse Indian women wearing long cotton dresses, plain moccasins and blankets worns as shawls wrapped about their shoulders pose standing next to a tipi. They each wear round earrings and hair styled in long braids.