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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Cutting Oats
Allen Sapp
oil (34x48 in) 1968
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Waterfall, Mont Tremblant
Thomas Harold Beament
oil on panel (7x10 inch)
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Quebec Farm
Robert Lougheed
oil on panel (8x10 in) 1938
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Landscape Sketch, Norther ON
James Edward Hervey MacDonald
oil on panel (8.5x10.5 in) 1918
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Prairie Winter Mishap
William Kurelek
Mixed Media (12.85x18.5 in) 1970
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Eveil
Rita Letendre
oil on canvas (12x14 in) 1961
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Lac Tremblant
Edwin Holgate
oil on canvas (18x21.5 in) 1935
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Poplar Bay, LOTW
Walter Joseph Phillips
Woodblock (9x13 in) 1930
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Autumn, Combermere, Oct. 1960
Alexander Young Jackson
Oil on Panel (10.5x13.5 in) 1960
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Contrepoint A/P
Rita Letendre
Silkscreen (28x38 in) 1971
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