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Group of Indian Training School Students



Group of Indian Training School Students


A group of eight boys who attended the Forest Grove Indian Training School, from the Wasco, Paiute and Warm Springs tribes. This is one of several group portraits by the I. G. Davidson studio that depict "before and after" views of students at the school. These photographs show that the school dressed the students and taught them to behave according to the norms of white society. The students depicted in this image are probably the eight boys who arrived together from the Warm Springs Agency in July, 1880: Benjamin Miller (Wasco); William Miller (Wasco); Jerry Hollaquilla (Wasco); George J. Pinto (Paiute); George Pinouse (Wasco); William Skitus (Wasco); Frank Meachum (Wasco); and Melville Rex (Wasco).


I. G. Davidson, photographer





Image Text

[front] No 38; Davidson, Photo. Group of Piute, Wasco and Warm Spring Indians. Portland, Oregon.; [back] Indian Training School, Forest Grove, Oregon; Capt. M. C. Wilkinson, U. S. A., in Charge.


I. G. Davidson, photographer, “Group of Indian Training School Students,” Pacific University Archives Exhibits, accessed May 25, 2018,