Portrait of a child of David and Katie Brewer, a Puyallup / Alaskan Native couple

Title

Portrait of a child of David and Katie Brewer, a Puyallup / Alaskan Native couple

Description

Portrait of a child of David and Katie Brewer. David Brewer was a member of the Puyallup tribe who was in the first group of students to attend the Forest Grove Indian Training School in 1880. He was employed as the 'disciplinarian' at Chemawa School from 1885-1902 and 1905-1908. Katie Brewer, an Alaskan native, also attended the Indian Training School and worked at Chemawa. The two were married in 1883 and eventually had seven children together. A handwritten note on the back of the picture identifies this as Ernest Brewer, the couple's oldest son. However, the photograph was printed in April 30, 1886, which was several months before he was born. The picture may be of his older sister, Gertrude, who was born in 1884.

Identifier

PUApic_008365.jpg

Date

1886

Other Media

[back] W. P. Johnson, artist, Commerical Street, Salem, Oregon. Apr 30 1886.