Portrait of Walter Burwell, Native Alaskan

Title

Portrait of Walter Burwell, Native Alaskan

Description

Portrait of Walter Burwell, a Native Alaskan Tlingit from Sitka. He attended the Forest Grove Indian Training School and Chemawa School beginning on April 25, 1881 and graduated in 1886. He died on September 2, 1887. This photograph was printed in May 1887, just four months before his death. He is wearing a "B" pin on his lapel. In the last year of his life, Burwell worked as the head baker for the school.

Identifier

PUApic_008316.jpg

Date

1887

Other Media

[Front:] W. P. Johnson, Salem, Or. [Back]: Walter Burwell. W. P. Johnson, Artist, Commercial Street, Salem, Oregon. May 3 1887.