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* UNRS-P1991-24: Edgar E. Siskin (Found 62 Descriptions)

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1Basket making. Susie Rube making basket. Near Bijou, California, where she and husband Charlie spent summer, like older Washo, who followed traditional summer move from Carson Valley to Lake Tahoe.
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2Washoe Basket Maker, Carson Indian Agency, Stewart, Nevada
3Washoe Basket Maker, Carson Indian Agency, Stewart, Nevada
4Gathering Pine Nuts, Carson Indian Agency, Stewart, Nevada
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5Dresslerville Indian Colony, Nevada, 1937-1939. Dresslerville, Nev. Washo house. 1937
6Dresslerville Indian Colony, Nevada, 1937-1939. Washo girls carrying cradle-boards.
71937 Dresslerville Indian Colony, Nevada, 1937-1939. Washo woman with pine nut carrying basket. 1937
8Dresslerville Indian Colony, Nevada, 1937-1939. Dresslerville, Nevada. Street scene. Looking north. 1938
9Dresslerville Indian Colony, Nevada, 1937-1939. Washo village. Dresslerville, Nevada. 1939
10Dresslerville Indian Colony, Nevada, 1937-1939. Job’s Peak and Job’s Sister—Sierra Nevada Range. Looking west from Minden, Nev. 1939
11Dresslerville Indian Colony, Nevada, 1937-1939. Washo village. Dresslerville, Nevada. 1937
121) Carson Indian Agency, Stewart, Nev. Children. Summer 1937
132) Carson Indian Agency, Stewart, Nev. Children. Summer 1937
143) Carson Indian Agency, Stewart, Nev. Children. Summer 1937
15Stewart, Nevada.
16Street scene, Stewart, Nevada.
17415a Stewart Nevada
18Making acorn biscuits—Dresslerville, Nevada—August 1939
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19Washo women at work. Grinding pine-nuts at rock mortar. Nevada 1939
20number not assigned
21Washo Terrain. Carson Valley, Nevada. Pine Nut Trees 1937
22Washo Terrain. “Open flat” where tribe would hold festive get-togethers, running races, playing games, especially “hockey.” S. of Gardnerville, NV. View looking east from Sierra Nevada foothills. 1937
23Washo territory. Carson Valley, Nevada looking east from Sierra foothills. 1938
24Washo Terrain. Carson Valley, Nevada looking east. Foothills (Sierra Nevada) and beginning of pass to Lake Tahoe. 1937
25Washo Terrain. Carson Valley, Nevada. Pine Nut Range. Tom Holbrook, informant. 1937
26Washo Country: Carson Valley, Nevada. Cattle Station. 1938
27Washo Terrain. George Snooks pointing to site of former platform for fishing, where 30 ft. [pound?] trout were frequently caught. Little Truckee River, NV. 1937
28Washo Terrain. Near Coleville, CA, where peyote meetings held, Sam Dick presiding. Mono Lake, CA. 1939
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29Washo Terrain. Sheep herded through Gardnerville main street on way to mountains. Gardnerville, NV. 1937
30Long Pete. Taken in Antelope Valley, above Topaz, Calif. 1937
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31Bill Cornbread (Oldest Washo). 1937
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32Bill Cornbread (Oldest Washo). 1937
33Peyote. (Morning after peyote meeting. Tipi meeting tent in background.) Walker Family. Woodfords, Cal. Aug. 1974
34Peyote. 10) Sam Dick sitting at altar holding paraphernalia—August 1939, Coleville, Calif.
35Peyote. 11) Similar to 10. (Darker exposure)
36Peyote. 13) Ramsey Walker. Veteran peyotist. Prominent member of cult since inception in 1930’s. He and family leaders of cult in Woodfords, Calif. nr. Dresslerville, Nev. 1981
37Peyote. 6) “Corrall” (enclosure) for peyote ceremony—Coleville, Calif.—August 1939
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38Peyote. 3) Sam Dick at altar, etc.—August 1939, Coleville, Calif.
39Peyote. 9) Sam Dick and wife with peyote paraphernalia. Drum is not tied. This done only before meetings. Coleville, California. 1939
40Peyote. 4) Sam Dick and wife, Ida, at peyote altar—Coleville, Calif.—August 1939
41Spring, near Bijou, California, abode of water babies. Here George Snooks espied footprints of water babies. 1938
42Pool near Lake Tahoe. Water Babies found here. Bijou, California. 1938
43Rock formation on eastern (Nevada) shore of Lake Tahoe high above lake. Classic abode of water babies. Cave Rock, NV. 1938
448) Rubble is Henry Moses house dismantled after his death, according to Washo custom. Viola Brainard, Henry Rupert (Moses) daughter, 1981
456) Charlie Rube, Informant, Antelope Shaman. p. xvi. Place: near Bijou, Calif. Age: in 80’s
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4612) John Frank, Healer, Dreamer. pp. 352-356. In his 90’s. Carson City, Nev. 1981
47Henry Rupert (Moses), Shaman, in later years. In younger years, when I knew him, he permitted no pictures. This picture taken by Don Handelman. Henry Rupert (1970’s) Carson City, Nev.
48Old Blind Mike, celebrated Washo Shaman. 2) Old Blind Mike. Sheridan, Nevada. 1937
49Old Blind Mike, celebrated Washo Shaman. 2) Old Blind Mike at his cabin in Sheridan, Nevada. 1937
50Old Blind Mike, celebrated Washo Shaman. 3) Old Blind Mike outside cabin, Sheridan, Nevada, in characteristic brooding posture. 1937
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51Old Blind Mike, celebrated Washo Shaman. 1) Old Blind Mike. Myers, California. 1938
52Old Blind Mike, celebrated Washo Shaman. 4) Old Blind Mike at Myers, California, where he would spend much of summer.
53Edgar E. Siskin at Mono Lake, CA—August 1939. (after peyote meeting at Coleville, Calif. Sam Dick presiding)
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54George Snooks, informant-interpreter. Truckee River, Lake Tahoe, CA (Myers, CA) Summer 1937
55George Snooks, informant-interpreter. Charlie Rube, informant. Carson Valley, NV 1937
56Charlie Rube’s cabin, Carson Valley, NV. 1937
57Summer camping site of Washo. Open cave. Ceiling blackened by camp fires. Sierra Nevada Foothills, NV. S. of Gardnerville, NV. 1937
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58Open cave where Washo camped (lived) in summer. George Snooks, informant, points to cave ceiling blackened by fire. Sierra Nevada foothills. S. of Gardnerville, NV. 1937
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59Summer camping site of Washo. Underside of large rock, blackened by camp fires. Sierra Nevada Foothills. S. of Gardnerville, NV. 1937
60Charlie Rube's camp at Bijou. Edgar E. Siskin, left; George Snooks, center; Charlie Rube, right. 1937. Lake Tahoe, California.
61Memorial services attended by Commanding Generals. Peleliu Johnson. 30 September 1944. Brig. Gen. O. P. Smith, Maj. Gen. Rupertus, Col Lewis Puller. Credit 127-N-97196 National Archives.
62Edgar Siskin interview, copied from original held by Edgar Siskin, April 1999. Interview information: held October 3, 1984 at Ottawa University. The interviewer was Norman Markel, of the Department of Anthropology, University of Florida. The interview was part of a History of Anthropology series and the occasion was the Edward Sapir Centenary Conference. Mrs. Lillian Siskin was present but appeared only briefly on camera.