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Nez Perce Summer, 1877*

Nez Perce Summer, 1877*

The U.S. Army and Nee-Me-Poo Crisis

Created: Wednesday, October 1, 1913

The U.S. Army and Nee-Me-Poo Crisis
by Jerome A. Greene
foreword by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr.
Winner of 2001 Eastern National Authors Award

Written by one of the foremost experts in frontier military history and reviewed by members of the Nez Perce tribe, Nez Perce Summer, 1877 details the dozen armed encounters between U.S. Army troops and a desperate body of Nez Perces during the long summer of 1877. A meticulously researched narrative, this definitive history of the Nez Perce War chronicles a people's epic struggle to survive spiritually, culturally, and physically in the face of unrelenting military force. Sixteen maps detail troop and Indian movements and skirmishes, while forty-nine photographs further illuminate this dramatic conflict.

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