Encounters with the people : written and oral accounts of Nez Perce life to 1858 /

"Organized chronologically and thematically, Encounters with the People is an edited, annotated compilation of unique primary sources related to Nez Perce history--Native American oral histories, diary excerpts, military reports, maps, and more. Generous elders shared carefully-guarded stories,...

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Other Authors: Baird, Dennis W. (Compiler, Editor), Mallickan, Diane (Compiler, Editor), Swagerty, William R. (Compiler, Editor)
Format: Book
Published: Pullman, Washington : Washington State University Press, [2015]
Series:Voices from Nez Perce country.
Table of Contents:
  • Literature on Nez Perce history prior to 1877, by W.R. Swagerty
  • Accounts written by Nez Perce people
  • In the mountains
  • The earliest written accounts
  • Lewis and Clark among the Nez Perce, 1805-1806
  • David Thompson and Alexander Henry among the Nez Perce, 1809-1812
  • Donald MacKenzie and the Astorians, 1811-1813
  • The Hudson's Bay Company and the fur trade in Nez Perce country, 1821-1855
  • Botanist David Douglas visits the Clearwater, 1826
  • Encounters outside the heartland
  • The Nez Perce visit in the east, 1831-1832
  • Captain Benjamin Bonneville among the Nez Perce, 1832-1834
  • Protestant missions in the Clearwater region
  • Early Catholic accounts of the Nez Perce
  • The Nez Perce in the Cayuse War, 1847-1850
  • The start of the Indian Agency in the Clearwater Valley
  • The Nez Perce in Oregon Territory, 1850-1854
  • Year of the treaty, 1855
  • The Nez Perce people in the wars of 1855-1858.