Louis Heller photographs, 1873  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Heller, Louis, 1839-1928
Louis Heller photographs
1873 (inclusive)
0.25 linear feet, (1 container (1 photo box))
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Louis Heller (1839-1928) was an Ashland photographer noted for his stereos of the 1873 Modoc War, later distributed by Watkins. The collection consists of 23 Modoc War images, 21 of which are stereos.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.


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The collection consists of 23 Modoc War images, 21 of which are stereos. Collection subjects include Modoc War, Scar-face Charley, Captain Jack, Donald McKay.

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Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Louis Heller photographs, PH200_038_[item number], Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Alternative Forms Available

oregondigital.org tribal legacies (1 image)

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Description Dates
PH200_038_00477: "Scar-face Charley" circa 1873
PH200_038_00485: "Scar-face Charley" circa 1873
PH200_038_01096: "Jack's family-Lizzy (young wife), Mary (his sister), Old Wife & Daughter" 1873
PH200_038_04243: Donald McKay and two Modoc Indians, capturers of Captain Jack
circa 1900-1910
PH200_038_2420: The Celebration at Ft. Sumter, April 14, 1865. Arrival of the Guests. Charleston Harbor. War Views no. 207
1865 Apr 14
PH200_038_2435: "No. 2501. Lava bed, looking south-east" 1873
PH200_038_2436: "No. 2502. Lava bed, looking east , showing soldiers' cemetery" 1873
PH200_038_2437: "No. 2503. Headquarters on Tule Lake, taken N.E.. From bluff" 1873
PH200_038_2438: Modoc Indian war
PH200_038_2439: Modoc Indian war
PH200_038_2440: "No. 2506. Donald McKay, Captain of the Warm Springs Indians" 1873
PH200_038_2441: Modoc Indian war, 1873
PH200_038_2442: "No. 2508. View of the spot where Gen. E.R.S. Canby and the Peace Commissioners were murdered by the Modocs" 1873
PH200_038_2443: "No. 2509. Capt. Jack's stronghold (Scar-faced Charley's Cave), now held by the troops" 1873
PH200_038_2444: "No. 2510. Capt. Jack's Cave, looking North-west" 1873
PH200_038_2445: "No. 2511. Capt. Jack's Cave, showing Modoc fortifications on top—looking West" 1873
PH200_038_2446: "No. 2512. Medicine Flag Rock, where the Medicine Flag floated during the three days' fight" 1873
PH200_038_2447: "No. 2513. View of Capt. Jack's stronghold in the Lava Bed, showing Modoc fortifications in fore and back grounds, Mount Shasta in the distance, looking Southwest" 1873
PH200_038_2448: "No. 2514. Battery of howitzers in position in Capt. Jack's stronghold" 1873
PH200_038_2449: "No. 2515. View of Lava Bed, near Mason's camp, showing a group of soldiers and Warm Spring Indians" 1873
PH200_038_2450: "No. 2516. View of Lava Bed, looking Southwest" 1873
PH200_038_2451: "No. 2517. View of Lava Bed, showing Signal Station at Mason's camp" 1873
PH200_038_2452: Modoc Indian war
PH200_038_2453: "No. 2519. View of Lava Bed, looking North-east, showing the Modoc fortifications in the background" 1873
PH200_038_2454: "No. 2520. View of Lava Bed, looking North-West" 1873
PH200_038_2455: "No. 2521. View of Lava Bed, looking South-east, showing the spot where the Modocs camped, and to the right the trail by which they escaped from their stronghold" 1873
PH200_038_2456: "No. 2522. View of Shasta Valley and Mount Shasta, looking South-east" 1873
PH200_038_2457: "No. 2523. View of the town of Yreka, Siskiyou Co., Cal., looking West" 1873
PH200_038_2458: "No. 2524. Minor Street, Yreka, Siskiyou County, California" 1873

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