Portrait of Henry Steve, Snohomish man


Portrait of Henry Steve, Snohomish man


Henry Steve (or Steeve) of the Tulalip Agency was admitted to the Forest Grove Indian School on March, 1885, at the age of 18. The school's roster listed his tribe as Snohomish, but in later documents, he identified as a member of the Duwamish Tribe. Both tribes are Lushootseed speakers originally from the Seattle area. Henry arrived in Forest Grove at a time when the school had begun relocating to its new location in Salem where it would be called Chemawa School. This photograph was taken in Salem on November 8, 1887, according to a note on the back of the photograph. He graduated from Chemawa the next year, and he worked there as the head printer for the school. He married a fellow student, Ella Lane of Puyallup. Later in life, he returned to live in Tulalip, where he became a tribal leader.






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