Picturing the Cayuse, Walla Walla, and Umatilla Tribes
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PH036_4238 Lee Moorhouse photographs

Alternative Title
  • George Marshall, cultus George, Umatilla Indian, in a war bonnet
Tribal Title
  • Cultus George
  • 1900/1910
  • An outside photograph of a Native American man posing in front of a plain blanket backdrop. He is kneeling on his right knee, with a round flat coiled cedar root mat just behind him. To the right of the backdrop is a wooden walkway. In the background are hazy outlines of buildings. He is holding a hand drum in his left hand and a drumstick in his right hand. The drum is decorated with a zigzag pattern around its circumference, surrounding a single moon and star. He is wearing a headdress that extends fully to the ground, a bonnet with a single trail of eagle feathers and plumes. He has a deep scar on his right cheek and is wearing a necklace of animal claws. He is wearing a beaded buckskin shirt with decorative, beaded hangings across the front. The bottom of his shirt is fringed and overlays a garment of striped cloth. He is also wearing buckskin leggings and beaded moccasins. A hatchet-style pipe is leaning on his left leg. A beaded bag with geometric design is hanging from his right wrist.
  • Cultus George George Marshall, "Cultus George," Umatilla Indian, in Moorhouse yard. Wears regalia with eagle bonnet, drum, tomahawk.
Tribal Notes
  • An outside photograph of a man in dressed in regalia kneeling on one knee, holding a hand drum in his left hand and a drumstick in his right hand. On the Hand Drum is a painting of a Moon and a Star. He is wearing a Bonnet with a single trail full of eagle feathers and plumes. He is wearing a beaded buckskin shirt with pieces of hair hanging on the edge of the bead work. Leaning on his left leg is a hatchet style pipe that is beaded also. On his right wrist is a beaded bag. There is a coiled Cedar Root Mat just behind him on the grass. There is a blanket on a wooden frame for a backdrop. On the left side of the photograph is a wooden walk way. Writing on the photograph is "Cultus George Moorhouse," and in the bottom left corner are the numbers "4238."
Source Condition
  • scratches
  • fingerprints
  • Joint Project of the University of Oregon Libraries and the Tam├ístslikt Cultural Institute of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla
Tribal Classes
  • Regalia
  • Outside Photograph
  • Moorhouse Props
  • Person
Tribal Terms
  • Shirt, Buckskin--Beaded
  • Trees
  • House
  • Necklace
  • Back Drop
  • Bonnet, Single Trail
  • Drum Stick
  • Man
  • Hand Drum
  • Leggings, Buckskin
  • Moccasins, Beaded--Geometric
  • Pipe, Hatchet Style
  • Bag, Beaded--Geometric
  • PH036_4238
Local Collection Name
Local Collection ID
  • PH036 / A82
Series Name
  • Series I: Glass Plate Negatives
Archival Box Number
  • 181
Finding Aid
  • Glass-plate negative
Submission Date
  • 11/13/2014
  • 12/06/2023
  • 125 dpi


Picturing the Cayuse, Walla Walla, and Umatilla Tribes, University of Oregon. (21 Feb 2024). PH036_4238 Lee Moorhouse photographs Retrieved from https://oregondigital.org/concern/images/df665j56s


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Data Sources
Footer Number Term External URI
1 Moorhouse, Lee, 1850-1926 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2010153709
2 shirts (main garments) http://vocab.getty.edu/aat/300212499
3 Bag, Beaded http://opaquenamespace.org/ns/subject/BagBeaded
4 outdoor photographs http://opaquenamespace.org/ns/subject/outdoorphotographs
5 Leggings http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh97007780
6 Necklaces http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85090567
7 Leggings, Buckskin http://opaquenamespace.org/ns/subject/LeggingsBuckskin
8 Bag, Beaded--Geometric http://opaquenamespace.org/ns/subject/BagBeadedGeometric
9 Bonnet, Single Trail http://opaquenamespace.org/ns/subject/BonnetSingleTrail
10 Marshall, George http://opaquenamespace.org/ns/subject/MarshallGeorge
11 Men http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85083510
12 Shirt, Buckskin http://opaquenamespace.org/ns/subject/ShirtBuckskin
13 Feathers http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85047536
14 props (object genres) http://vocab.getty.edu/aat/300263853
15 Moccasins http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85086397
16 Headdresses http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/graphicMaterials/tgm004919
17 Regalia http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85112334
18 Bonnets http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/graphicMaterials/tgm001194
19 Feathers, Eagle http://opaquenamespace.org/ns/subject/FeathersEagle
20 Hand drums http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/graphicMaterials/tgm004849
21 Pipe, Hatchet Style http://opaquenamespace.org/ns/subject/PipeHatchetStyle
22 Indians of North America http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85065184
23 mats (floor coverings) http://vocab.getty.edu/aat/300186112
24 drumsticks (percussion beaters) http://vocab.getty.edu/aat/300042613
25 Decorations http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/graphicMaterials/tgm002933
26 No Copyright - United States http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
27 Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0 http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/
28 University of Oregon. Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2003116678
29 Moorhouse (Major Lee) Photographs http://opaquenamespace.org/ns/localCollectionName/MoorhouseMajorLeePhotographs
30 Image http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Image
31 University of Oregon http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80126183

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