Old Sport

The University of Washington has amassed an expansive digital collection of images depicting life of the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the century.  Here we have an extraordinary glimpse of Native American athletes.

(Above: Alaskan Indian football team poses in uniform, Alaska, ca. 1903)

Baseball team, Tulalip Indian School, ca. 1912

Colville baseball team, St. Mary's Mission, Omak, Washington, 1914

Colville baseball players, Keller, Washington, ca. 1925

Fort Spokane baseball team, Washington

First girls' basketball team, Tulalip Indian School, 1912


  1. these are great!! amazing find!

  2. Nikki says:

    These are great! Especially since I've been to all these places. Love the history.

  3. Brooke says:

    Great images from my alma mater. If you want to get some goosebumps and love sports history, google "Lone Star Dietz" and read about one of the winningest pioneer football coaches of all time. Someone ought to make a movie.