Wyams of Celilo Falls at the library


This photo was taken at a library reception celebrating the publication of Martha Ferguson McKeown's book Linda's Indian Home in 1956. The program included singing and drumming, and a screening of the film Return to the River, made by Central film librarian Harry Paget. McKeown, a third-generation Oregonian and friend and chronicler of the Wyam tribe (part of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs), sits between Chief Tommy Thompson and his wife, Flora. The chief's granddaughter, Linda, sits on McKeown's lap and wears traditional clothing. At the time of this photo Chief Thompson (also wearing traditional clothing including a headdress) was 100 years old and involved in an extended dispute with the state over the planned Dalles Dam, which would flood Celilo Falls and most of Celilo Village less than one year later. Transcribed from back of photo: 'Used 7/25/66 from R.R. Bowker Co. Used in Library Journal cover July 1956'.

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April 28, 1956



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