Nez Perce 1877

Author: Robert Forczyk
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849081921
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With the wars between the US and the Native Americans drawing to a close, one tribe in Eastern Oregon continued to resist. The Nez Perce, led by the 'Red Napoleon' Chief Joseph, refused to surrender and accept resettlement. Instead, Chief Joseph organized a band of 750 warriors and set off for the Canadian border, pursued by 2,000 US Army troops under Major-General Oliver Howard. The army chased the natives for three months, fighting 13 actions. Finally, just 40 miles from the Canadian border, the Army ran Chief Joseph to the ground, and forced him to surrender after a five-day battle near Bear Paw Mountain.

The Nez Perc Campaign 1877

Author: G. O. Shields
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780857062291
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A great Indian chief and giant of the history of the western frontier Many of the names of the leaders of the tribes of native American Indians of the nineteenth century have become known to the entire world. Though they often appear in tandem with the generals who opposed them, it must be remembered that these men-warriors from martial races-were not at the head of an enemy army. They sought only to maintain the fundamental right of their people to live freely on their ancestral lands. They were brave to a fault, always fighting to protect their way of life, women, elderly and children. Under resourced and ultimately outnumbered theirs was destined to be a losing battle against the pale faced newcomers; their ends and those of their people were therefore universally tragic. Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce had given pledged to his dying father that the land that held his bones would never be given up. But 'Manifest Destiny' knew no compromise and so it was that in 1877 Chief Joseph found himself leading his cold and hungry people on a fighting withdrawal to the safety of British Canada pursued by the US Army under Howard and Miles. This is the history of those times accompanied here by the reflections of Chief Joseph himself in an interview given in later life. An essential chronicle for all those interested in the history of the West. Available in softcover and hardcover with dust jacket.

The Last Indian War

Author: Elliott West
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199769184
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Describes Nez Percâe culture and their friendly relations with whites; recounts the move to put them on reservations and their almost successful escape to Canada.

The Dying Grass

Author: William T. Vollmann
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143109405
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In this new installment in his acclaimed series of novels examining the collisions between Native Americans and European colonizers, William T. Vollmann tells the story of the Nez Perce War, with flashbacks to the Civil War. Defrauded and intimidated at every turn, the Nez Perces finally went on the warpath in 1877, subjecting the U.S. Army to its greatest defeat since Little Big Horn as they fled from northeast Oregon across Montana to the Canadian border. Vollmann's main character is not the legendary Chief Joseph, but his pursuer, General Oliver Otis Howard, the brave, shy, tormented, devoutly Christian Civil War veteran. In this novel, we see him as commander, father, son, husband, friend, and killer.

Nez Perce Summer 1877

Author: Jerome A. Greene
Publisher: Montana Historical Society
ISBN: 9780917298820
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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

Author: Duncan McDonald
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ISBN: 9781934594162
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This history of the Nez Perce War was written in 1878 and 1879 by a part-Nez Perce relative of Chief Looking Glass. Duncan McDonald, 1849-1937, was the son of Hudson's Bay Company fur trader and a Nez Perce Indian woman. McDonald spent most of his life on the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana. He wrote the history based on interviews and family sources. In 1878 McDonald traveled to Canada to interview Nez Perce Chief White Bird and learn White Bird's side of the story. Remarkably the history was published in a Deer Lodge, Montana, newspaper only a year or two after the war ended. Duncan McDonald's Nez Perce War history is published with a historical introduction and selection of other essays on Indian affairs written by McDonald. He objected to the United States government's unjust treatment of northwest Indian tribes and condemned the threats of some Montana whites to attack Indians who were friendly to the settlers.

Thunder In The Mountains Chief Joseph Oliver Otis Howard And The Nez Perce War

Author: Daniel J. Sharfstein
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393634183
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“Beautifully wrought and impossible to put down, Daniel Sharfstein’s Thunder in the Mountains chronicles with compassion and grace that resonant past we should never forget.”—Brenda Wineapple, author of Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848–1877 After the Civil War and Reconstruction, a new struggle raged in the Northern Rockies. In the summer of 1877, General Oliver Otis Howard, a champion of African American civil rights, ruthlessly pursued hundreds of Nez Perce families who resisted moving onto a reservation. Standing in his way was Chief Joseph, a young leader who never stopped advocating for Native American sovereignty and equal rights. Thunder in the Mountains is the spellbinding story of two legendary figures and their epic clash of ideas about the meaning of freedom and the role of government in American life.

I Will Fight No More Forever

Author: Merrill D. Beal
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295740096
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One epic of glory and shame in the history of the American Indian.