(Documentary Artifact): One b/w photographic print of an elderly, blind woman, Milyla, sitting on the ground in front of the Chapule’s house. According to notes in Davis’ notebook (Notebook 16), this house was burned on October 27, 1917 for the death ceremony of a woman named Chapule.
Same image as the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) print, P00688. According to catalog record for this image, ‘According to Edward H. Davis, this house was burned down the day after this photo was taken, on October 28, 1917 at 4 am.’
Notes on verso of print:
OP 15362-503/ 86:15900-1483/ IN REF BOOK/ 515/ [STAMPED:] ED H. DAVIS/ Mesa Grande, Calif./ [Possibly written by Davis:] Old blind woman/ Mil’yla – Martinez/ Oct. 27 1917