Paper tag on inside reads: "bailing dish used for canoes Clallam,"and fits Eells' description of those generally used and made by the Clallam: "It is rectangular in shape at the rim, the sides and ends tapering almost to a point inside. It is 10 inches by 6 inches, and 2.5 inches deep. There is a groove nearly half an inch deep in the bottom of the outside..." (Castile, p.188). Also says a band was run through this groove, and the rim to form a handle. Post-Contact.