When I first encountered a box of images from the Hood River News with no IDs on the photographs I was scratching my head, but it turns out this was their box for wayward visuals which needed identification.  This 1957 impression was taken by Archie McKeown, recognised for his wonderful pictures of the Wyam (Celilo).  An individual had identified the woman to the correct as Martha McKeown, and included the caption &#8220Pal of American Indians.&#8221  Luckily Morganne has been finding out the photos of Archie McKeown and was in a position to quickly discover the gentleman in white a Chief Tommy Thompson.  This was late in his everyday living when he was dwelling in a treatment center.  Upcoming to him is his son Henry Thompson.  Morganne thinks the woman in the rear might be Henry&#8217s wife Black Braids.

Chief Thompson fought for Indigenous treaty fishing legal rights and in opposition to the building of the Dalles Dam.  However he lived two decades past the design of the dam, it is stated he never laid eyes on the web-site of the drowned Celilo Falls.

You can examine a quick biography of Chief Thompson in the Oregon Encyclopedia.  I particularly like the description of him as &#8220“a cross amongst Jim Thorpe and the Pope&#8230&#8221

The submit &#8220HRN.Nonames.&#8221 appeared initial on The Background Museum of Hood River County.