Nez Perce Summer, 1877

Nez Perce Summer, 1877

Author: Jerome A. Greene

Publisher: Montana Historical Society

ISBN: 0917298829

Category: History

Page: 580

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Nez Perce Summer, 1877 tells the story of a people's epic struggle to survive in the face of unrelenting military force. Written by a noted frontier military historian and reviewed by members of the Nez Perce tribe, this is the most definitive treatment of the Nez Perce War to date.

The Nez Perces in the Indian Territory

The Nez Perces in the Indian Territory

Author: J. Diane Pearson

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806186184

Category: History

Page: 409

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Following the Nez Perce War of 1877, federal representatives promised the Nimiipuu who surrendered with Chief Joseph repatriation to their Pacific Northwest homes. Instead, they were driven into exile. This book tells the story of the Nimiipuu captivity and deportation and offers an in-depth analysis of the resistant Nez Perce, Cayuse, and Palus bands during their incarceration. Focusing on the tribes’ eight years in exile, J. Diane Pearson describes their arduous forced journey from Montana to the Ponca Agency in Indian Territory. She depicts their everyday experiences in a captivity marked by grueling poverty and disease to weave a compelling story of tragedy and heroism. The resistance of the survivors is a never-before-told story reconstructed through new sources and oral histories. Pearson tells how the Nimiipuu advocated for their aboriginal and civil rights and for the return to their Wallowa Valley homelands. And she describes how they turned their prison odyssey into a time of renewal, learning to adapt to federal strategies in order to force authorities to heed their voices, and finally negotiating their release in 1885. Impeccably researched, with insights into the prisoners’ daily lives, The Nez Perces in the Indian Territory is the only comprehensive record of this phase of Nez Perce history.

The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the Northwest

The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the Northwest

Author: Alvin M. Josephy

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395850118

Category: History

Page: 742

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This is the story of the so-called Inland Empire of teh Northwest, that rugged and majestic region bounded east and west by the Cascades and the Rockies, from the time of the great exploration of Lewis and Clark to the tragic defeat of Chief Joseph in 1877. Explorers, fur traders, miner, settlers, missionaries, ranchers and above all a unique succession of Indian chiefs and their tribespeople bring into focus one of the permanently instructive chapters in the history of the American West.

Nez Percé Chief Joseph

Nez Percé Chief Joseph

Author: William R. Sanford

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781464611629

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 50

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Chief Joseph led his people, the Nez Perce, on one of the greatest journeys in American History. In the early morning hours of June 17, 1877, hundreds of men, women, and children began a three-month journey flight for freedom. Along the way, they would battle enormous odds, fighting the U.S. Army and traveling 1700 miles over the difficult terrain of the Rockies and northern plains.

A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest

A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Robert H. Ruby

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806124792

Category: History

Page: 320

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Over the centuries the Indians of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and western Montana have adapted their lifeways to their region’s radically different environments-an evolution that in some tribes continues to this day, as they conform to the demands of contemporary American society.