• Creator
  • Unknown
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1895
  • Description
  • In the late 19th century, most local Native Americans had been moved to reservations and were not allowed to live in Seattle. Sometime before 1895, visiting Indian people started camping at Ballast Island, a pile of rocks dumped by ships at the foot of Washington Street. Some sold seafood and souvenirs or looked for odd jobs in the city. Each fall, many camped there on their way to and from harvesting hops.This photo, probably taken in the 189... more
    In the late 19th century, most local Native Americans had been moved to reservations and were not allowed to live in Seattle. Sometime before 1895, visiting Indian people started camping at Ballast Island, a pile of rocks dumped by ships at the foot of Washington Street. Some sold seafood and souvenirs or looked for odd jobs in the city. Each fall, many camped there on their way to and from harvesting hops.This photo, probably taken in the 1890s, shows a Native American encampment at Ballast Island on the Seattle waterfront. Some of the people are camping on their canoes. Others have dug a shelter in the nearby rubble. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original photograph using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
  • Rights
  • Museum of History & Industry, Seattle