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Edna Kash-Kash, Umatilla Reservation | by uhuru1701
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Edna Kash-Kash, Umatilla Reservation

The Cayuse are survivors. Not all were killed by the measles or other diseases, nor by the Oregon Volunteers who pursued them after the deaths of the Whitmans. The Cayuse were eventually placed on the Umatilla Reservation, which is close to Pendleton, Oregon. Today there are still people on the Umatilla Reservation that are part Cayuse.


This photograph was taken near the beginning of the 20th Century by Thomas Leander "Lee" Moorhouse (Major Moorhouse). He took many photos of the people on the Umatilla Reservation and their lifestyle. Many of the photos include the names of the individuals shown. These people are the ancestors of tribal members alive today on the Umatilla Reservation.


Thousands of Major Moorhouse's glass plate negatives survive in various collections. The photos shown below are from the Smithsonian Institution.

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Taken on March 17, 2008