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Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Indians (Cont'd)

author: William R. Swagerty, Department of History, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California Updated 8 June, 2005

Suggested Reading:
Axtell, Horace, with Margo Aragon. A Little Bit of Wisdom: Conversations with a Nez Perce Elder. Lewiston, Idaho: Confluence Press, 1997.

Gidley, Mick. Kopet: A Documentary Narrative of Chief Joseph’s Last Years.
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1981.

Greene, Jerome A., Nez Perce Summer, 1877: The U. S. Army and the Nee-Me-Poo Crisis Helena: Montana Historical Society Press, 2000.

Gulick, Bill. Chief Joseph Country: Land of the Nez Perce. Caldwell, Id.: The Caxton Printers, 1981. Reprinted, 1985.

Hinmahtooyahlatkekht (Chief Joseph). “Chief Joseph’s Own Story.” North American Review 128 (April, 1879):412-33. Reprinted in In Pursuit of the Nez Perces, as reported by Gen. O. O. Howard, Duncan McDonald, Chief Joseph, comp. Linwood Laughy. Wrangell, AK: Mountain Meadow Press, 1993.

Howard, O. O. Famous Indian Chiefs I Have Known. New York: The Century Company, 1907.

Josephy, Alvin M., Jr. The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the Pacific Northwest. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1965. Reprinted in an abridged edition, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1978.

Landeen, Dan, and Allen Pinkham, Salmon and His People: Fish & Fishing in Nez Perce Culture (Lewiston, ID: Confluence Press for the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho, 1999).

McWhorter, Lucullus V. Hear Me My Chiefs! Nez Perce History and Legend. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, 1952.

Slickpoo, Allen P. Sr., with Deward E. Walker. Noon Nee-Me-Poo (We, the Nez Perces: Culture and History of the Nez Perces. Lapwai, Idaho: Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho, 1973.

Wilfong, Cheryl, Following the Nez Perce Trail: A Guide to the Nee-Me-Poo National
Historic Trail with Eyewitness Accounts (Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 1990).

Yellow Wolf, as told by L. V. McWhorter. Yellow Wolf: His Own Story. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, 1940.

For younger readers:
Allard, William Albert, “Chief Joseph.” National Geographic Magazine, vol. 151(3) March, 1977, pp. 406-434.

Lassieur, Allison, with Josiah Pinkham, Cultural Resource Program, Nez Perce Tribe and William R. Swagerty, University of Idaho. The Nez Perce Tribe. Mankato, Minn: Bridgestone Books and Capstone Press, 2000.

McAuliffe, Bill. Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce. Photo-Illustrated Biographies. Mankato, Minn.: Bridgestone Books, 1998.

Raymer, Dottie. Welcome to Kaya’s World, 1764: Growing Up in a Native American
Homeland (Middleton, Wisconsin: Pleasant Company Publications, 2003).

Trafzer, Clifford E. The Nez Perce. New York: Chelsea House, 1992.

Trafzer, Clifford E., with Richard D. Scheuerman, Chief Joseph’s Allies. Newcastle, Calif.: Sierra Oaks Publishing Co., 1992.

Websites to Visit: Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho Wallowa Band of the Nez Perce Tamkaliks Celebration of the Wallowa Band of the Nez Perce The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Nez Perce National Historic Trail Nez Perce National Historic Park


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