Picturing the Cayuse, Walla Walla, and Umatilla Tribes
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PH036_4229 Lee Moorhouse photographs

Alternative Title
  • Parson Motanic, Cayuse Indian, in costume
  • 1897/1920
  • A Native American man, identified as Parson Motanic of the Cayuse Tribe, stands in an outdoor setting holding a bustle in his right hand. The headdress is ornamented with feathers and fur. The man is dressed slick style (bare chested) and wears a choker, necklace, bandoleer, belt, and leggings.
Tribal Notes
  • An outside photograph of a man dressed in his regalia. He has been identified as Parson Motanic. He is wearing a porcupine roach, loop necklace with a Hairbone bandoleer, which is not worn right, as it should be worn to the side, not to the front. There is also a choker and beaded leather belt with beaded side drops. In his right hand he is holding up a bustle. This looks like it's on a stick; wrapped around the bustle is a fur bandoleer and a beaded pipe bag. In his left hand he might be holding a dance stick. In the background is brush as tall as he is. Writing on the photograph is "Parson Motanic Maj. Moorhouse"
Source Condition
  • flaking
  • Joint Project of the University of Oregon Libraries and the Tam├ístslikt Cultural Institute of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla
Tribal Classes
  • Person
  • Regalia
  • Outside Photograph
Tribal Terms
  • Roach, Porcupine
  • Man
  • Bustle
  • Belt, Leather-Beaded
  • Loop Necklace
  • Moccasins
  • Side Drops, Beaded
  • Choker
  • Bandoleer, Hairbone
  • Hider
  • Legging, Cloth-Beaded-Geometric
  • Brush
  • Feathers, Eagle
Ethnographic Term
  • 5.02 X 7.08 inches
  • PH036_4229
Local Collection Name
Local Collection ID
  • PH036 / A82
Series Name
  • Series I: Glass Plate Negatives
Finding Aid
  • Glass-plate negative
  • Scanned in transmissive mode with Silverfast AI 6.0 on UMAX PowerLook III flatbed scanner. Levels adjusted from 0 - 1.00 - 255 to 14 - 1.00 - 134 prior to capture.
Submission Date
  • 11/03/2015
  • 09/11/2023
  • 125 dpi


Picturing the Cayuse, Walla Walla, and Umatilla Tribes, University of Oregon. (03 Oct 2023). PH036_4229 Lee Moorhouse photographs Retrieved from https://oregondigital.org/concern/images/df70nf043


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Data Sources
Footer Number Term External URI
1 Moorhouse, Lee, 1850-1926 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2010153709
2 Motanic, Parson http://opaquenamespace.org/ns/subject/MotanicParson
3 Headdresses http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/graphicMaterials/tgm004919
4 Cayuse Indians http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85021562
5 Clothing and dress http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85027160
6 Indians of North America http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85065184
7 Necklaces http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85090567
8 Bustles http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh87004802
9 Fur http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85052483
10 Men http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85083510
11 Feathers http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85047536
12 Jewelry http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85070195
13 outdoor photographs http://opaquenamespace.org/ns/subject/outdoorphotographs
14 chokers (necklaces) http://vocab.getty.edu/aat/300209298
15 bandoliers http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/ethnographicTerms/afset001302
16 No Copyright - United States http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
17 Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0 http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/
18 University of Oregon. Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2003116678
19 Moorhouse (Major Lee) Photographs http://opaquenamespace.org/ns/localCollectionName/MoorhouseMajorLeePhotographs
20 Image http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Image
21 University of Oregon http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80126183

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