Portrait of a younger piyopyóot’alikt (Peo Peo Tholekt)

Cultural Narrative: 

piyopyóot’alikt (Peo Peo Tholekt) is posing for portrait wearing a dark shirt and necklace. Arm bands of fur are wrapped around his arms. 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.