Nez Perce (attributed)

Interpretive text from Nimiipuu Tribal Committee:
"Hip bags or side purses were worn by both men and women, and became a functional item of everyday dress for many of our people. Oftentimes, in certain formal occasions, these bags would be worn on the belt, in the back by the women. This particular bag may not be from the Nimiipuu and may have originally been constructed much later than most of the items represented in this collection."


  • Title: Belt Pouch (cúuyesıtkeˀs)
  • Contributor: Nez Perce National Historical Park, National Park Service
  • Original Source: Nez Perce Tribe Wetxuuwíitin Collection
  • National Park Service Catalog Number: NEPE 8753
  • Medium: Bison hide, tin, glass beads, sinew
  • Measurements: H 11, W 8.5 cm
  • Date: ca. 1860 – 1870

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