Major Lee (Thomas Leander) Moorhouse
(1850 - 1926)
Major Lee (Thomas Leander) Moorhouse was active/lived in Oregon, Iowa. Major Moorhouse is known for photography of Native Americans in Columbia Basin.
Biography Major Lee (Thomas Leander) Moorhouse
The following biography is from the University of Oregon Libraries website: http://boundless.uoregon.edu/digcol/mh/bio.html
Lee Moorhouse of Pendleton, Oregon, was a multifaceted and intriguing man. Born in Marion County, Iowa, he came with his family to Walla Walla, Washington, in 1861 on the Oregon Trail. He was a miner, surveyor, rancher, businessman, civic leader, Umatilla Indian Agent, real estate operator, insurance salesman, and Assistant Adjunct General of the Oregon State Militia (this is where he received the title Major, which he used for the rest of his life).
Major Moorhouse also liked to photograph. He was one of the many Americans who took up photography in the 1880s, after George Eastman m
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