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Elida Arenas (?), a blind, elderly Luiseno woman, sitting on the ground in front of a brush shelter. She wears a cotton dress and a kerchief.

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1917-1917

Materials:

Techniques:

Dimensions:

3.25 x 5.5 in.

Cultures:

American Indians, California, Luiseno (Luiseno), Native Americans, North America, Southern California

City:

Martinez, Torres Martinez Reservation

County:

Riverside County

State:

California

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Edward H. Davis owned a ranch outside San Diego, California, and became fascinated with local Indian people. The collection of Native objects he developed attracted the attention of George Heye, who purchased many items from Davis and hired him as a field collector in 1916. Photographs by Davis from southern California and northern Mexico probably accompanied the objects he sold to or collected for MAI.

Source ID:

NMAI_324990

Catalog Number:

P00684

Album Name:

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