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The Nez Perce

Bonvillain, Nancy (Book - 2011)
The Nez Perce
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"Aboriginal inhabitants in parts of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon, the Nez Perce faced dramatic changes to their peaceful and secure way of life after they welcomed members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805 and 1806. In the middle of the nineteenth century, the U.S. government pressured the Nez Perce leaders to sign away a vast majority of their original 13-million-acre territory. But one of their leaders, Chief Joseph, made a valiant attempt to remain free, leading followers toward Canada and engaging the U.S. Cavalry in battle until they were overtaken just 40 miles south of the Canadian border. Today, the Nez Perce manage their own government, operate local businesses, and control their own schools, health services, and courts. They are important contributors to Native organizations in the Northwest, fighting to secure rights to their lands and resources. Read about the dynamic Nez Perce of North America, how they shaped life in the Northwest, and how their legacy continues in the twenty-first century."--P. [4] of cover.
Authors: Bonvillain, Nancy
Title: The Nez Perce
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, c2011
Characteristics: 143 p. :,ill. (some col.), col. maps ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Nancy Bonvillain
Contents: Homelands and ancestors
Community life
Spirits and powers
Strangers bearing new goods
Facing many challenges
Fighting to be free
A century of change
The Nez Perce today
Summary: "Aboriginal inhabitants in parts of Idaho, Washington, and Oregon, the Nez Perce faced dramatic changes to their peaceful and secure way of life after they welcomed members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805 and 1806. In the middle of the nineteenth century, the U.S. government pressured the Nez Perce leaders to sign away a vast majority of their original 13-million-acre territory. But one of their leaders, Chief Joseph, made a valiant attempt to remain free, leading followers toward Canada and engaging the U.S. Cavalry in battle until they were overtaken just 40 miles south of the Canadian border. Today, the Nez Perce manage their own government, operate local businesses, and control their own schools, health services, and courts. They are important contributors to Native organizations in the Northwest, fighting to secure rights to their lands and resources. Read about the dynamic Nez Perce of North America, how they shaped life in the Northwest, and how their legacy continues in the twenty-first century."--P. [4] of cover.
ISBN: 1604137916
9781604137910
Branch Call Number: j 979.50049741 B723n 2011
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Nez Percé Indians Social life and customs Juvenile literature Nez Percé Indians History Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Nez Percé Indians
Nez Percé Indians
LCCN: 2010016114
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