piyopyóot’alikt (Peo Peo Tholekt) on war pony (1911)

Cultural Narrative: 

piyopyóot’alikt (Peo Peo Tholekt) is riding a war pony while posing for a portrait. He is wearing a ceremonial dress and holding a decorated lance. In the Nez Perce Wars of 1877, piyopyóot’alikt (Peo Peo Tholekt, George Peo, or Bird Alighting) served under ’elelímyeté’qenin’ (Chief Looking-Glass). During the ‘ickum’kiléelixpe (Big Hole Battle), Tholekt assisted in capturing and dismantling a howitzer.