Nez Perce (attributed)
ca. 1860 – 1870
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."
Bison hide, tin, glass beads, sinew. H 11, W 8.5 cm
Nez Perce National Historical Park, NEPE 8753