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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Summer Haliburton
Alfred Joseph Casson
oil (9.75x11.5 in) 1940
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Loons
Norval Morrisseau
Acrylic on Board (25.5x34.5 in) circa 1978
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Visiting Friend’s Place at Little Pine Reserve
Allen Sapp
Acrylic on Canvas (18x24 in) 1973
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Fellow Found a Horse
Allen Sapp
Acrylic (24x30 in) 1974
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Rockwood
Alfred Joseph Casson
Oil on Panel (9.25x11 in) 1935
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Open Water
Frank Johnston
oil (24x30 in) 1935
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Abandonned Farmhouse
Leo Mol
Oil (12x16 in) 1958
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Fort Garry, 1869
Lionel Stephenson
oil on panel (11x17 in) 1869
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Deer at Sunset
Maud Lewis
oil on board (11.75x13.75 in) circa 1957
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Covered Bridge in Winter
Maud Lewis
oil on panel (9x12 in) circa 1960
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