People, Battles, Quotes and Letters of the Nez Perce Conflict

The history of the American West has involved the broadest possible cross-section of human activity. In an on-going effort to acknowledge previously under-recognized players and noteworthy individuals in the American western drama, this section is designed to help you identify with these courageous men, women, and children.

U.S. Cavalry

This section includes a selection of photos of U.S. Army images connected with the Nez Perce National Historic Trail.

The Battle at Clark Fork

CLARK FORK CANYON, Wyoming --The war against the Nez Perce could have ended right here. After months of chasing the Nez Perce from behind, General Howard finally got some help from troops approaching from the east.

Quotes & Letters

This section includes samples of journals, letters and spoken word describing how life was at that time.

John and Emily Fitzgerald's Letters

An Army doctor's wife on the frontier: Letters from Alaska and the Far West, 1874-1878

Quotes from Lolo Hot Springs

Quotes from Big Hole

Quotes from the Radersburg group at Yellowstone

Quotes from the captured tourists at Yellowstone

Quotes from Yellowstone to Canada and beyond

Quotes from Wallowa to Lolo Hot Springs

General Quotes Not Related to the 1877 Flight