OP 12550-36

(Documentary Artifact): Five b/w photographic prints of Teckle Piapa, (also spelled Teck’le Piapa/Paipa) sitting on a box outside her home, holding a stone pestle in her hands over a stone mortar. Nearby is a basket containing acorns, a metal dish possibly containing flour, and a metal cup with handle. She sits next to a wooden structure and a small garden enclosed with a short, staked fence. The upside down box she sits on is labeled: CONDENSED MILK/ EAGLE BRAND/ BORDEN’S CONDENSED MILK. Edward H. Davis notes that she is the wife of Dick Dolores.

Notes on verso:
Image 1: OP#12550-36/ 86:15752-36/ IN REF BOOK/ [Written by Davis:] Teck’le Piapa with mortera [?] at her house/ Iñaja [Inaja] / May 1912/ Wife of Dick Dolores/ EHD
Image 2: OP12550-36/ #86:15752-36/ IN REF BOOK/ TECKLE PAIPA
Image 3: [Same as Image 2]/ 5552
Image 4: [Same as Image 3]
Image 5: OP#12550-36/ MN 86:15752-36/ Teckle Paiapa/ Inata [Inaja]/ 1912

*According to additional information provided on 10/2011 by a member of the E.H. Davis Project Scholar Advisory Committee: In this era people would often reuse containers instead of traditional pottery and baskets as a quicker and easier means of food production. Materials needed to create baskets and pottery often became more difficult for native peoples to acquire as a result of strict travel regulations enforced by local Indian Agents.

**According to additional information provided on 12/2011 by Richard Carrico, a member of the E.H. Davis Project Scholar Advisory Committee: That name appears as the name of several Kumeyaay/Diegueno women in the San Diego Mission baptism and death records circa 1775-1810.