Unknown Klikitat Wanted for Purchase or Consignment

Referred to now as Klickitat, they were a Shahaptian tribe whose former seat was at the headwaters of the Cowlitz, Lewis, White Salmon, and Klickitat rivers, north of Columbia river, in Klickitat and Skamania Counties, Wash. Their eastern neighbors were the Yakima, who speak a closely related language, and on the west they were met by various Salish and Chinookan tribes. In 1805 Lewis and Clark reported estimated their number at about 700.

The Klickitat were active and enterprising traders, and from their favorable position became widely known as intermediaries between the coast tribes and those living east of the Cascade range. They joined in the Yakima treaty at Camp Stevens, Wash., June 9, 1855, by which they ceded their lands to the United States. They are now almost wholly on Yakima Reservation, Wash., where they have become so merged with related tribes that an accurate estimate of their number is impossible.

Their basketry is extremely fine, with total imbrication and multiple colors and styles. Many of their works can be found in national museums and discerning collections.

Historical Sale Highlights

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Old Mill
Manly MacDonald
oil on canvas (12x16 in) 1950
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Untitled (Natives Canoeing the River)
Frederick Arthur Verner
watercolour (15x24 in) 1878
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The Varley Tree, Georgian Bay
Charles Comfort
Oil (12x16.25 in) 1971
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Glauque
Jean Paul Riopelle
etching (7.5x11.5 in) 1967
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Women of Caughnawaga
Marc Aurele de Foy Suzor-Cote
bronze (17.5x12x23 inch) 1924
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Red Sleigh
Maud Lewis
oil on board (11.75x13.75 in) circa 1960
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Talking to the Animals
Norval Morrisseau
Acrylic (16x60 in)
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Eskimo Children Playing, Cape Dorset
William Kurelek
Oil on Masonite (14x28 in) 1968
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Joe Canapotatoe of Onion Lake Reserve
Allen Sapp
oil (24x18 in) 1970
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Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia
Stanley Royle
oil on panel (12x16 in) 1941
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