thread-sewn softly tanned mountain sheep hide with yoke beaded using colors of pink, light blue, black, and pea green; hide thongs strung with larger beads, fall along bust line; edges of dress are fully embellished with fringe, length 48.5 in. x chest 44 in.
fourth quarter 19th century
Descended through the family of Eliza Wild Bill, daughter of Luke Cowapoo (Nez Perce, b. 1886); Ex Duane Alderman