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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Digby Harbour Village
Maud Lewis
Oil on Panel (11.75x14 in) circa 1966
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Herd of Buffalo Watering
Frederick Arthur Verner
Watercolour (11.75x25 in) 1883
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Deer and Sunset Over Township
Maud Lewis
Oil on Board (12x14 in) circa 1964
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Untitled Portrait (Red Bead Necklace)
Nicholas de Grandmaison
oil on panel (19x16 in) 1939
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Pulling Lil' Brother on a Sleigh
Allen Sapp
oil on canvas (9x12 in) 1982
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Untitled Landscape
Marian Dale Scott
oil on panel (13.5x11 in) 1932
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Village of Okanagan Falls
Robert Lougheed
oil (10x20 in) 1977
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Mocassin Seller
Cornelius Krieghoff
oil (11x9.25 inch) 1860
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Bisset San Antonio
Robert Kost
Oil on Canvas (16x20 in) 1968
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Falaises
Jean Paul Riopelle
oil on canvas (21.25x32 in) 1966
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