Let Me Be Free: The Nez Perce Tragedy
Noted historian David Lavender, author of The Way to the Western Sea, tells the dramatic and heartbreaking story of the desperate attempt by a small band of Nez Perce Indian men, women, and children to survive against the white man's encroachments on their land and their way of life. 16 pages of photographs.
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