Friday, 11 November 2011
19th Century image
This image is was taken in 1885. By the late 19th century, most Seattle-area Native Americans had been moved to reservations and were not allowed to live in the city. Sometime before 1895, visiting Indians started camping on Ballast Island and other Seattle waterfront locations. This 1880s photo shows an Indian encampment in Seattle, probably located near the western end of Bell Street.
I think this photograph shows the reality of how native americans we literally pushed out and forced to live somewhere unknown and completely different to what they are used to.