Yiyi Wasumwah; hímiin maqsmáqs' (Yellow Wolf's) mother

Cultural Narrative: 

Photograph of Yiyi Wasumwah, taken subsequent to her exile in Native American territory.

Sitting Nez Perce woman; This woman played an important role in the Nez Perce War of 1877. At the beginning of hostilities, hímiin maqsmáqs (Yellow Wolf) did not have his tim’úuni (rifle). His mother smuggled the tim’úuni (rifle) off the Nez Perce reservation on a packhorse and delivered it to her son, who as a nephew of hinmatóoyalahtq’it (Chief Joseph) belonged to the section of the Nez Perce tribe that did not willingly summit to live on the reservation and actively fought the United States.

Reverse reads: "Mother of Yellow Wolf. Taken when in exile.”