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Nez Perce War of 1877

Created by Clio Admin on November 9th 2016, 12:29:08 pm.

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The Nez Perce originally occupied about 17 million acres spanning present-day Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Rather than accept a new treaty that most Nez Perce leaders did not sign, Chief Joseph led 750 Nez Perce on a prolonged journey to secure a new homeland. As many as 2,000 US troops pursued the tribe, leading to several battles and a journey that spanned three states and 1,200 miles. This "virtual tour" includes several of the most important sites along that route.


Native American History