A Cayuse pictorial beaded pouch
Lot 4286
A Cayuse pictorial beaded pouch
Sold for US$ 2,500 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Cayuse pictorial beaded pouch
A contour-beaded depiction of an Appaloosa flanked by a quartet of floral motifs.
length 11in


  • Provenance:
    ex-Major Moorhouse Collection: Thomas Leander "Lee" Moorhouse (1850-1926), photographer and businessman based in Pendleton, OR, served as a field secretary to the governor during the Bannock War, and later was assistant adjutant general of the third brigade of the Oregon State Militia. The rank of "major" stayed with him for the rest of his life.

    This lot is accompanied by a typewritten note, dated 1922, composed on the back of a page of Lee Moorhouse Insurance ledger paper and reading in part: "This beaded bag belonged to Princess Uma-how-lish, her father was head War Chief of the Cayuses... (who) presented this beaded bag to yours truly, Very sincerely, Maj. Moorhouse. Umahowlish, in English means 'Mad Grizzly Bear.'"
  1. Ingmars Lindbergs
    Specialist - Native American
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