We digged the trenches with camas hooks, and butcher knives. With pans we threw out the dirt. We could not do much cooking. Dried meat and some other grub would be handed around. If not enough for all, it would be given the children first. I was three days without food. During the last fight I heard many make the remark: Al have not eaten since we were attacked!" Children cried with hunger and cold. Old people suffering in silence. Misery everywhere! Cold and dampness all around!
In the small creek was water, but we could get it only at night. in traveling we had buffalo horns for purpose of water. With strings we could let them down while crossing streams horseback. We carried them with us all the time. They came handy here.
Anonymous Nez Perce woman
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