Title Assigned by Author

Untitled

Alternative Title

[An Early Photo Of Old Requa]

Photo ID

1999.20.0098

Photographer

Type

image

Subjects

Requa; Buildings

Region

18 - Del Norte County.

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Notes

copy 1: 4x5 in, b & w, photographic negative; copy 1: 8x10 in, b & w, photoprint

Comments

An early photo of "Old Requa" (or the Indian village of Rek'woi). This shot is somewhat later than #100, for in the latter the flat on the uphill side of the house furthest on the right has never been cultivated, while in #98 it has been cultivated. The cabin furthest on the right is probably that of Billy and Mrs. Billy Brooks. The building due left of this most rightward cabin is certainly "Billy Brooks' barn." Due left of Billy Brooks' barn is the Brooks' old Indian family house with its wide door board. Buildings at the left are Captain Spott's buildings: for instance, the lowermost building at the left is on a site later occuied by a shed owned by Alice Spott (Taylor). Note the two surviving old-fashioned houses by Billy Brooks' barn and the heap of wood (once two more old wooden slab houses) directly uphill from the main Brooks old family house. Note the paths crossing the hill. The lack of undergrowth dates this shot as during or shortly after the era when the Indians burned the grass of the hill regularly.

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Keywords

Requa; Buildings

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