Beyond Bear’s Paw

Beyond Bear’s Paw

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IN THE FALL OF 1877, Nez Perce (Nimiipuu) Indians were desperately fleeing U.S. Army troops. After an epic 1,700-mile journey across Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana, the Nez Perces headed for the Canadian border, but the army caught up with them at the Bear’s Paw Mountains in northern Montana, and following a devastating battle, Chief Joseph and most of his people surrendered.

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Beyond Bear’s Paw: The Nez Perce Indians in Canada By Jerome A. Greene IN THE FALL OF 1877, Nez Perce (Nimiipuu) Indians were desperately fleeing U.S. Army troops. After an epic 1,700-mile journey across Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana, the Nez Perces headed for the Canadian border, hoping to find refuge in the land of the White Mother, Queen Victoria. But the army caught up with them at the Bear’s Paw Mountains in northern Montana- only forty miles from the 49th parallel- and following a devastating battle, Chief Joseph and most of his people surrendered.

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