Nez Perce National Historical Park Teacher's Guide
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"Is'aaptekay" is the Nez Perce word for a flat folded rawhide container, similar to a suitcase. The is'aaptekay, often referred to as a parfleche bag, is well designed for easier travel on horseback and was used extensively to protect items for travel and storage in the home. Enclosed are a number of lessons and background material to build lessons around Nez Perce material culture. The lesson plan is available as a 3.27 MB Adobe pdf file.
Did You Know?
Salmon is a sacred fish for the Nez Perce. It is sustained them for thousands of years and has shaped their culture and religion. Today the Nez Perce Tribe is playing a leading role in the restoration of wild Salmon runs in the Columbia River Plateau.