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[Bureau of Indian Affairs]: [Native American Photographica]
[LARGE COLLECTION OF OVER 750 PHOTOGRAPHS DOCUMENTING MID-20th-CENTURY INDIAN RESERVATION LANDS AND PROJECTS, PRIMARILY IN THE PLATEAU REGION OF THE INLAND PACIFIC NORTHWEST, RELATED TO MISSION WORK AND THE BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS' BRANCH OF LAND OPERATIONS]
[Various locations in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, 1980. 761 photographs, of which 712 measure 7 x 5 inches and forty-nine measure 5 x 4 inches, most with printed captions on the verso, plus twenty-four photographic negatives. Minimal wear. Very good plus. A substantial and informative collection of photographs produced by the Bureau of Indian Affairs over a period of thirty years, intended to document Native American lands and government projects in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. The images relate mainly to the Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Klamath reservations in Oregon; the Yakama, Colville, and Spokane reservations in eastern Washington; and the Nez Perce, Coeur d'Alene, and Kootenai reservations in northern Idaho. In addition, there are a small number of photos of other Indian reservation lands in the Western United States. The photos capture a broad range of activities on Indian lands, and provide a valuable record of relations between Native Americans and the United States government in the mid-to-late 20th century, along with a photographic record of developments and changes brought to reservations over this time period. All of the photographs are coded in the negative with an agency or reservation number, followed by the year, then the image number within that year. For example, the printed notation "501-55-66" means "501" for the Klamath agency, "55" for the year 1955; and "66" for the consecutive order number of the image negative. Many of the photos have a tag line imbedded in the negative, reading "Branch of Land Operations" and a purple ink stamp on the ve … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company [United States]
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