I found some old pictures of the Pendleton roundup! Love all the original indian beading!
Bead artists of the Plateau freely expressed their creativity with whimsical floral and pictorial designs on the surfaces of small handbags. Using bright, contrasting colored beads, artists created all the details of leaves, veins, petals, and stems with great accuracy. Adding to the complexity of the design, frequently the artists fill in the background with beads in a contour pattern that follows the main motif. Such fancy purses are still made and worn by women today in parades and on special occasions. These bags, which date to the early 1900’s to 1920s, were made by artists Nez Perce artists, Plateau artists, Shoshone artists, and Klickitat artists.