• Nez Perce National Historical Park. Front Page banner photograph is of Heart of the Monster, an ancient place where the Nez Perce creation story originates. The secondary page photograph is of Nez Perce beadwork.

    Nez Perce

    National Historical Park ID,MT,OR,WA

The Nez Perce and 1877 - Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

The National Park Service has commissioned special studies on particular aspects of 1877. These studies are available below in a digital format.

Forlorn Hope: A Study of the Battle of White Bird Canyon and the Beginning of the Nez Perce Indian War

Nez Perce Summer: The U.S. Army and the Nee-Me-Poo Crisis

A Sharp Little Affair: The Archeology of the Big Hole Battlefield

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?

Josiah Redwolf, the last survivor of the 1877 Nez Perce War in 1968 with the Big Hole Superintendent. NPS Photo NEPE-HI-3044.

Josiah Red Wolf was five years old when the 1877 war began. His parents were killed at the Battle of Big Hole in Montana. He returned to Big Hole at the age of 91 to help dedicate the new visitor center in 1968.