Nez Perce string of life. Knotted and beaded from Tenenah Wenun Moy, wife of Husis Owyenn (Wounded Head). Tenenah (1825-1906) was on the Chief Joseph's March. Six knots and then a small blue bead represented weeks, the red beads representing death, others are not known. Have not unwound to measure. With original carrying pouch. We acquired from the Great Grandson. Never before offered - perhaps the only one in existence.
PERIOD: Late 19th Century
ORIGIN: Plateau - Nez Perce, Native American
SIZE: Puch 7" x 3"D Have not Unwound for Length