[]
[]
Click here if you would like to reset your password (PIN). If you do not know your password please visit a local branch to reset it or contact a librarian for help.

The Nez Perce

Bonvillain, Nancy (Book - 2011 )
The Nez Perce


Item Details

"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: 9781604137910
1604137916
Branch Call Number: j 979.50049741 B723n 2011
More » MARC Display»

Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at MCL

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.