Group of Indian Training School Students

Title

Group of Indian Training School Students

Description

A group of eight boys who attended the Forest Grove Indian Training School, from the Wasco, Paiute and Warm Springs tribes. This is one of several group portraits by the I. G. Davidson studio that depict 'before and after' views of students at the school. These photographs show that the school dressed the students and taught them to behave according to the norms of white society. The students depicted in this image are probably the eight boys who arrived together from the Warm Springs Agency in July, 1880: Benjamin Miller (Wasco); William Miller (Wasco); Jerry Hollaquilla (Wasco); George J. Piute (Paiute); George Pinouse (Wasco); William Skitus (Wasco); Frank Meachum (Wasco); and Melville Rex (Wasco).

Creator

I. G. Davidson, photographer

Subject

Off-reservation boarding schools
Native American Studies
Chemawa Indian School

Place

Salem, Oregon

Identifier

PUApic_008036.jpg

Source

Forest Grove Indian School Collection, Pacific University Archives

Other Media

[front] No 38; Davidson, Photo. Group of Piute, Wasco and Warm Spring Indians. Portland, Oregon.; [back] Indian Training School, Forest Grove, Oregon; Capt. M. C. Wilkinson, U. S. A., in Charge.