Renowned western historian Alvin M. Josephy Jr. describes the Nimiipuu’s attachment to the land and their way of life, religion, and vibrant culture. He also chronicles the western expansion that displaced them, beginning with the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805 and followed by the influx of traders and trappers, then miners and farmers. Josephy traces the ill fortune of the Nez Perce as their homeland was carved up by treaties, creating an atmosphere of hostility that would culminate in the Nez Perce war of 1877 and conclude with Chief Joseph’s famous pronouncement: “I will fight no more forever.”

With the Nez Perces: Alice Fletcher in the Field, 1889-92

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    Nez Perce County Museum

    0306 3rd Street 

    Lewiston, Idaho 83501

    208-743-2535

    npcdevelopment@cableone.net

    Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am-4pm

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