• Created Date
  • ca. 1895
  • Description
  • By the late 19th century, most Native Americans in the Seattle area had been moved to reservations. Many of these people made regular visits to Seattle to sell shellfish and souvenirs, or to look for odd jobs in the city. Each fall, many traveled through Seattle on their way to and from harvesting hops. They usually camped on Ballast Island or elsewhere along the waterfront. This photo, probably from the 1890s, shows an encampment at Ballast I... more
    By the late 19th century, most Native Americans in the Seattle area had been moved to reservations. Many of these people made regular visits to Seattle to sell shellfish and souvenirs, or to look for odd jobs in the city. Each fall, many traveled through Seattle on their way to and from harvesting hops. They usually camped on Ballast Island or elsewhere along the waterfront. This photo, probably from the 1890s, shows an encampment at Ballast Island. Some of the people are camping in their canoes, and others have dug a shelter in the nearby rubble. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Image/JPEG
    Safety film negatives