Portrait of Walter Burwell, Native Alaskan


Portrait of Walter Burwell, Native Alaskan


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.



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