"Lapwai Indians", with caption "They Donned War Bonnets" photograph by Jane Gay Dodge circa 1890. From: Choup-nit-ki With the Nez Perces by E. Jane Gay. Young Nez Perce men in traditional war dress on horses. From the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University . Caption: [excerpt from accompanying text:] They did their best to make our weary waiting endurable; they donned war bonnets and posed for the Photographer; they shot owls for the exercise of the Cook's taxidermist skill, and at last, tired of low rations, they formed in line and bade us an affectionate farewell out of a ghostly atmosphere of smoke into the recesses of which they rode cheerfully away.
Print: 11" x 17".