This twined hemp and cornhusk bag was reported to be over 200 years old when added to the Big Hole National Battlefield collection in 1959. The bag was originally acquired from Peo Peo Tholekt in 1934. According to his testimony, Tholekt's mother used the bag to move dirt when she helped Reverend Henry Spalding excavate the ditch for a mill pond at his mission. He also said she carried this bag through the 1877 war.


  • Title: Bag
  • Contributor: Nez Perce National Historical Park, National Park Service
  • Original Source: http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/nepe/exb/legendTimes/BIHO27_Bag.html
  • Source: Big Hole National Battlefield
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: BIHO 27
  • Medium: Hemp, cornhusk, leather
  • Measurements: L 35, W 28.7, T 0.5 cm
  • Glossary: http://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/nepe/glossary.html#Cornhusk

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