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E.H. Davis Indian Photographs

Edward H. Davis photographed San Diego County Indian life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His photos are cataloged and digitized by the San Diego History center.

Photographer Edward H. Davis and Antonio Cuevas tasting cooked mescal, San Diego County, April 1919.

Photographer Edward H. Davis and Antonio Cuevas tasting cooked mescal, San Diego County, April 1919.

Photo by Edward H. Davis

Credit: San Diego History Center

Carolina Leto and son under granary basket, San Ignacio Village, April 9, 1904.  Los Coyotes Reservation, Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians.

Carolina Leto and son under granary basket, San Ignacio Village, April 9, 1904. Los Coyotes Reservation, Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians.

Photo by Edward H. Davis

Credit: San Diego History Center

Rosa Nejo with olla, Campo Reservation, Campo Kumeyaay Nation, 1918.

Rosa Nejo with olla, Campo Reservation, Campo Kumeyaay Nation, 1918.

Photo by Edward H. Davis

Credit: San Diego History Center

General Manuel Lachusa with his wife and grandchildren on the Santa Ysabel Reservation (Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians), September 20, 1916.

General Manuel Lachusa with his wife and grandchildren on the Santa Ysabel Reservation (Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians), September 20, 1916.

Photo by Edward H. Davis

Credit: San Diego History Center

Delores Renterias (tribal affiliation unknown) is shown near Palomar Mountain in this 1930 photo.

Delores Renterias (tribal affiliation unknown) is shown near Palomar Mountain in this 1930 photo.

Photo by Edward H. Davis

Credit: San Diego History Center

Jim McCarty with bows and arrows, Campo Reservation, Campo Kumeyaay Nation, 1918.

Jim McCarty with bows and arrows, Campo Reservation, Campo Kumeyaay Nation, 1918.

Photo by Edward H. Davis

Credit: San Diego History Center