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Titled “Rock Oyster Queen,” this photograph shows a Native American woman, Annie Ditallo, gathering oysters at Newport in the late-18th or early-19th century. The sledgehammer and prybar were used to extract the oysters, which were then carried in the traditional basket on her back. (Lincoln County Historical Society, LCHS #1195)


Siletz Indians pose on Nye Beach. The ocean, tidelands and forests sustained rich tribal cultures all along the Oregon Coast before white settlement. (Lincoln County Historical Society, LCHS #1867)