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Skulls on wooden burial structure at top of Memaloose Island, Columbia River.

Title
Skulls on wooden burial structure at top of Memaloose Island, Columbia River.
LC Subject
Skulls Funeral rites & ceremonies Islands Riparian areas Rivers Trees Cliffs Hills Plants Water Bones (Anatomy)
Local Collection ID
PH037
Repository
University of Oregon. Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives
Photographer
unknown
Description
A black and white photograph of what has been identified as a wooden burial structure on the top of Memaloose Island in the Columbia River. At least 18 skulls and half a dozen long bones sit on top of the board roof of a wooden hut-like structure. Many of the skulls seem to be missing jawbones. The structure is surrounded by low, blooming vegetation. A few boards and a broken box or basket are scattered about it, and one board leans against it. In the background is seen the river, with bluffs and sparsely-wooded hills rising behind.
Location
Memaloose Island (historical) >> Wasco County >> Oregon >> United States Columbia River >> Douglas County >> Washington >> United States
View Date
1880/1949
Identifier
ORU_PH037_0099
Rights
Public Domain Mark 1.0
Local Collection Name
Angelus Studio Photographs
Type
Image
Format
image/tiff
Set
Angelus Studio photographs, 1880s-1940s Western Waters Digital Library
Primary Set
Angelus Studio photographs, 1880s-1940s
Institution
University of Oregon