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The long journey of the Nez Perce : a battle history from Cottonwood to the Bear Paw

Author: Kevin Carson
Publisher: Yardley, Pa. : Westholme Pub., ©2011.
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"In 1877, the U.S. Government opened the Nez Perce lands in Oregon to settlers and ordered the tribe to move to a reservation in Idaho Territory. Although reluctant to leave their homeland, the Nez Perce began the long trek eastward. A small band of young warriors vented their frustration, however, in two days of deadly attacks on settlements along the Salmon River. Realizing that the U.S. response would be  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Carson
ISBN: 9781594161322 1594161321
OCLC Number: 694832796
Description: xvii, 293 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Grant peace policy --
Showing the rifle --
The Battle at White Bird Canyon --
The fight for the prairie --
Citizen soldiers --
The Battle of the Clearwater --
Over the Lolo Pass --
The Battle of Big Hole --
The Battle of Camas Meadows --
The Battle of Canyon Creek --
The Bear Paw Battle --
White Bird's Freedom.
Responsibility: Kevin Carson.
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Former U.S. Army engineering officer Carson brings his intimate knowledge of the territory crossed by the Nez Perce along with his skill as a cartographer to reconstruct in detail the battles and  Read more...

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