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