The Nez Perce and 1877 - Suggested Reading
Forlorn Hope: A Study of the Battle of White Bird Canyon and the Beginning of the Nez Perce Indian War
The Nez Perce National Historic Trail has an extensive bibliography that is useful for finding resources related to 1877. The park also has several books on 1877 and its aftermath that can also be purchased through our bookstore.
Did You Know?
In September of 1805 Lewis and Clark crossed into Nez Perce country. A debate ensued among the Nez Perce. Should they assist these strangers or attack them? A female Nez Perce elder, Wetxuuwíis (Wet-k'hoo-wees)urged her people to do them no harm. Her words were heeded; the expedition was welcomed.