Title

Native American Art of the Wapato Valley

Published In

The Oregon Encyclopedia

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2018

Subjects

Indian art -- Oregon, Indigenous peoples, Native Americans

Abstract

Sauvie Island, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, was the geographical focus of a sizable body of Native art pieces in the Chinookan Art Style, a unique art form characteristic of the Native peoples of the lower Columbia River. Many of the pieces are preserved in the collections of the Portland Art Museum and the Oregon Historical Society, and others are held by museums elsewhere. A sizable number, taken by collectors from abandoned sites in the first century after settlement, remain in private collections out of the public eye.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/25127

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