Smohalla Church Yakima Reservation Three Original Prints - Bureau of Ethnology

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Smohalla Church Yakima Reservation Three Original Prints - Bureau of Ethnology

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Publisher: Government Printing Office
Publication Date: 1896-01-01
Type: Print

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Title: Smohalla Church Yakima Reservation Three Original Prints - Bureau of Ethnology (1896)
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Publication Date: 1896-01-01
Type: Print
Condition: Very Good

Notes: Three original plates: Smohalla and His Prists, Smohalla Church on Yakima Reservation and Interior of Smohalla Church from theFourteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology of the Smithsonian Institution - Part 2 issued in 1896. Dimensions 11.25" W x 7.5" H with wide margins. Smohalla was a Wanapum spiritual leader who founded the Dreamer religion in the late 19th century which was based on the belief that if his followers shunned white culture and lived as did their ancestors, the Creator would reward them by bringing dead Indians back to life and ridding Indian lands of white people. Widely feared and vilified in his own time, he was installed in the State of Washington’s Centennial Hall of Honor as one of the 100 most influential people in the state’s history. Additional photos available upon request. All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Sku: 027898