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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Journey
Lionel LeMoine Fitzgerald
Oil on Canvas (7.5x8 in) 1953
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Covered Bridge with Three Sleighs
Maud Lewis
Oil on board (11.75x13 in) circa 1965
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Kitchen in a Poor Home in 19th Century Podilia
William Kurelek
pen & ink (14.5x23 in)
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Opabin Creek, Yoho Park
Robert Genn
acrylic (11x14 in) 2009
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Logging
Maud Lewis
Oil on board (12.5x14 in) circa 1962
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Dawn on Haines Road, Yukon
Alexander Young Jackson
oil on panel (10.5x13.5 in) 1942
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Summer Night Ed./200
Walter Joseph Phillips
Woodblock (7.25x9.75 in) 1931
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Fire Ranger's Cabin
Frank Johnston
tempra (19x27.25 inch) 1919
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Home for Christmas
Maud Lewis
Oil on board (11.25x12.5 in) circa 1958
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Prairie Elevator
Robert N. Hurley
watercolour (10.25x13 in) 1961
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