Charles Erskine Scott Wood Sketchbook, 1879

Overview of the Collection

Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944
Charles Erskine Scott Wood Sketchbook
1879 (inclusive)
1 clothbound sketchbook  ;  19 x 14 cm.
Collection Number
A sketchbook kept by Charles Erskine Scott Wood during an 1879 treaty negotiation between the United States and Sinkiuse-Columbia (Interior Salish) Indians of Washington State.
Lewis & Clark College, Special Collections and Archives

Aubrey R. Watzek Library
0615 S. Palatine Hill Rd.
Portland, OR
Telephone: 5037687758
Fax: 5037687282
Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions and is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Charles Erskine Scott Wood accompanied General Howard to eastern Washington to negotiate with Chief Moses and the Sinkiuse-Columbia (Interior Salish) Indians. During the 1879 trip, Wood carried this sketchbook, in which he kept detailed drawings of the landscape and many of the chiefs he encountered.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

1 sketchook with 13 sketches.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, broadcast, or quote from materials in the Watzek Library Archives & Special Collections requires written permission of the Head of Archives & Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

The Charles Erskine Scott Wood Sketchbook (OLPb057WOO), Lewis & Clark College Aubrey Watzek Library Archives & Special Collections, Portland, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Location of Collection

Special Collections Vault

Custodial History

Previously owned by Marian Wood Kolisch, the grand-daughter of C.E.S. Wood.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by Lewis & Clark College from the estate sale of Marian Wood Kolisch.

Processing Note

Processed in 2011.

Related Materials

Lewis & Clark College also holds the Wood family papers, which include letters and other materials created by C.E.S. Wood. To see the finding aid, go to:

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Description Dates
Pencil sketch: Hillside landscape with teepee, two horses, a tree stump and a boulder ca. 1879
Pencil sketch: Wimmpsnut, one of the Chiefs or leading men of the Walla Wallas. 1879
Pencil sketch: Young Chief-Cayuse, an old man - Chief of the Cayuses, called Young Chief from birth.
Pencil sketch: head of an Indian man.
Pencil sketch: One of the head men - blind, of one eye - at the conference-settling the Chelan Reservation. 1879
Pencil sketch: man's head with hat.
Landscape sketch: Human figures on a ridge above a river.
Pencil sketch: Moses, Chief of Chelans Sulktash Kosha [Sulk-stalk-scosum, the Sun Chief] settling the Chelan Reservation. 1879
Pencil sketch: A young Yakima Indian. 1879
Pencil/watercolor sketch: Homely - Chief of the Columbia River Scalliwags (In His Great Sleep - Sladen - Capt. Sladen - Fellow aide de camp on Howard's staff - there was a Chief Homely of the Wallulas. 1879
Pencil/watercolor sketch: A little girl - at stage station. 1879
4 pencil sketches: A man with a long pole guiding a boat; an Indian child asleep on a large rock; another Indian sleeping next to a large rock; and an unsaddled horse grazing.
Pencil sketch: two views of a "wood scow" crossing the Columbia River.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Moses, Chief, ca. 1829-1899
  • Sinkiuse-Columbia Indians -- Government relations

Personal Names

  • Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944--Archives