Nez Perce War of 1877
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.