Eugene H. Field Lummi Indian photographs, circa 1930-1933  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Photographer
Field, Eugene H
Title
Eugene H. Field Lummi Indian photographs
Dates
circa 1930-1933 (inclusive)
Quantity
66 black and white photographs (1 box) ; 3 x 4 inches
Collection Number
PH0077
Summary
Photographs taken on the Lummi Indian reservation in the early 1930s documenting their traditional activities and ceremonies
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Permission must be obtained to view the originals. Issue photocopies for reference purposes.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Eugene H. Field was hired by anthropologist Bernhard Joseph Stern to photograph the Lummi Indian Reservation in the early 1930s.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains images taken on the Lummi Indian Reservation in Northwest Washington in the early 1930s. The Lummi are shown in ceremonial garb with ceremonial objects. Also documented are traditional activities, fishing activities, everyday objects, and buildings. Some of the photographs appear in the book The Lummi Indians of Northwest Washington by Bernhard J. Stern.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

Photocopies made from the original photographs are available for reference purposes.

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

People and Ceremonies, circa 1930-1933Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
item
1
Man wearing beaded headdress with eagle feather and cedar bark at ankles and calves
circa 1930-1933
2 circa 1930-1933
3 circa 1930-1933
4 circa 1930-1933
5
Two women in spirit dance costumes with cedar bark headbands, rattle, and eagle feather staffs
circa 1930-1933
6-7 circa 1930-1933
8
Spirit dance rattle in the form of a bird with shell inlay
circa 1930-1933
9 circa 1930-1933
10
Man in spirit dance costume holding ceremonial club
circa 1930-1933
11
Man holding carved wooden ceremonial club
circa 1930-1933
12
Carved wooden ceremonial club used in spirit dancing
circa 1930-1933
13
Two ceremonial spears and a paddle
circa 1930-1933
14
Four ceremonial spears leaning against cattail mat structure
circa 1930-1933
15 circa 1930-1933
16 circa 1930-1933
17
Carved wooden masks, club, bird figure, and bear costume
circa 1930-1933
18
Ceremonial paraphernalia: eagle feathers, carved paddles, cedar bark
circa 1930-1933
19
Ceremonial dance shirt with embroidery, feathers, and miniature war clubs
circa 1930-1933
20 circa 1930-1933
21
Men playing slahal or bone game
circa 1930-1933
22 circa 1930-1933
23
William McCluskey
circa 1930-1933
24 circa 1930-1933

Fishing and Trapping, circa 1930-1933Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
item
25 circa 1930-1933
26 circa 1930-1933
27
Head-on view of man in single canoe
circa 1930-1933
28 circa 1930-1933
29
Man paddling single canoe
circa 1930-1933
30
Two men each paddling a canoe
circa 1930-1933
31
Bow view of canoe on shore with reef net
circa 1930-1933
32 circa 1930-1933
33
Two canoes leaving shore with reef net
circa 1930-1933
34-35 circa 1930-1933
36 circa 1930-1933
37-38 circa 1930-1933
39
Fishermen setting reef net in single canoe
circa 1930-1933
40 circa 1930-1933
41
End view of oven fish trap's cage section
circa 1930-1933
42 circa 1930-1933

Crafts and Artifacts, circa 1930-1933Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
item
43
Two model canoes
circa 1930-1933
44
Model canoe and board
circa 1930-1933
45 circa 1930-1933
46
Coiled baskets on display
circa 1930-1933
47 circa 1930-1933
48
Four round and rectangular coiled baskets
circa 1930-1933
49
Coiled baskets of various sizes and shapes leaning on mat
circa 1930-1933
50
Three open-weave cedar bark baskets
circa 1930-1933
51 circa 1930-1933
52
Different types of dried grasses, possibly for basket making
circa 1930-1933
53
Dried grasses
circa 1930-1933
54
Woven blanket
circa 1930-1933
55
Stone pestles and blade
circa 1930-1933
56
Stone bowls
circa 1930-1933
57
Carved wooden spoons
circa 1930-1933

Buildings, circa 1930-1933Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
item
58 circa 1930-1933
59 circa 1930-1933
60
Wooden building with fruit trees
circa 1930-1933
61 circa 1930-1933
62 circa 1930-1933
63
Carved human figure on pillar of potlatch house
circa 1930-1933
64
Carved human figure on pillar of potlatch house
circa 1930-1933
65 circa 1930-1933
66
Two carved pillars from potlatch house of Lummi Chief Chow-its-hoot
Representing the sun and holding in each hand a box of goods.
circa 1930-1933

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Indian reservations--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Indians of North America--Rites and ceremonies--Photographs
  • Lummi art--Photographs
  • Lummi Indians--Clothing--Photographs
  • Lummi Indians--Fishing--Photographs
  • Lummi Indians--Photographs
  • Lummi Indians--Rites and ceremonies--Photographs
  • Lummi wood-carving--Photographs
  • Personal Names :
  • Stern, Bernhard Joseph, 1894-1956. Lummi Indians of northwest Washington (photographer)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Lummi Reservation (Wash.)--Buildings--Photographs
  • Lummi Reservation (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints
  • Photographs

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)