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Published by A. H. Clark Co. in Glendale, Calif .
Written in English


  • Lawyer, Chief, 1796-1876.,
  • Nez Percé Indians -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.,
  • Nez Percé Indians -- History.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Clifford M. Drury.
SeriesNorthwest historical series ;, 14
LC ClassificationsE99.N5 L383
The Physical Object
Pagination304 p. :
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4748213M
ISBN 100870621270
LC Control Number78067267

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Chief Lawyer of the Nez Perce Indians, Clifford Merrill Drury. Arthur H. Clark was known for such books as "Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and the Opening of Old Oregon," Julie Roy Jeffrey, chair of the Department of History and Historical Studies at Goucher College, is the author of "Converting the West: A Biography of Narcissa. Genre/Form: Biographies History Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Drury, Clifford Merrill, Chief lawyer of the Nez Perce Indians, Chief Lawyer of the Nez Perce Indians, Title: Chief Lawyer of the Nez Perce Indians, "In this biography, Drury attempted to give a voice to a 'pro-white' or 'pro-treaty Indian. As a strong advocate of Whitman, Spalding, and other Protestant missionaries, Drury felt that Lawyer was simply being realistic.".End date: Nez Perce Chief Lawyer Lawyer – With the exception of the Joseph war of , the Nez Percé have almost uniformly been the friends of the Whites. Even in that conflict they were humane enough to abstain from scalping their captives, and even went so far as to give them water to drink when they found them wounded and alone.

  Readers and Book Lovers Nez Perce leader Lawyer reminded the Americans that the Nez Perce had not yet received any of the funds promised them in the treaty. Old Chief Joseph. Indians. Many Nez Percé, perhaps a majority, had never accepted either treaty, and hostile actions and raids by both settlers and Native Americans eventually evolved into the Nez Percé War of For five months a small band of Nez Percé warriors, under the leadership of Chief Joseph, held off a U.S. force of 5, troops led by Gen. Oliver O. Howard, who tracked them through Idaho.   In , the Nez Perce were allowed to return, but not to Oregon. Some went to the Nez Perce reservation at Lapwai, Idaho, while Chief Joseph and others settled near Nespelem on the Colville reservation in Washington. In , C.E.S. Wood asked Joseph to allow Erskine to stay with the chief . The Nimiipuu people have always resided and subsisted on lands that included the present-day Nez Perce Reservation in north-central Idaho. Today, the Nez Perce Tribe is a federally recognized tribal nation with more than 3, citizens.

The Nez Perce Tribe’s government included a leader for many aspects of their traditional lifeways, such as fishing, hunting, warfare, and religion. Councils guided the decisions of each leader. The Nimiipuu people chose leaders and council members based on their knowledge and skill sets. Lawyer (), also known as Aleiya, was the son of Twisted Hair, the Nez Percé leader who welcomed and aided Lewis and Clark in Following his father's tradition, Lawyer became leader of the band of Nez Percé living along the Clearwater River of north-central Idaho. Drury, Clifford M. Chief Lawyer of the Nez Perce Indians, Glendale, Calif.: Arthur H. Clark Company, _____. "Lawyer, Head Chief of the Nez Perce, " Idaho Yesterdays 22 (winter ): Dunlay, Thomas W. Wolves for the Blue Soldiers: Indian Scouts and Auxiliaries with the United States Army, Lincoln.   Chief Joseph, Native American name In-mut-too-yah-lat-lat, (born c. , Wallowa Valley, Oregon Territory—died Septem , Colville Reservation, Washington, U.S.), Nez Percé chief who, faced with settlement by whites of tribal lands in Oregon, led his followers in a dramatic effort to escape to Canada.. The Nez Percé tribe was one of the most powerful in the Pacific Northwest and.