Let Me Be Free: The Nez Perce Tragedy

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HarperCollins, 1992 - History - 403 pages
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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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Let me be free: the Nez Perce tragedy

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One of the great historians of the American West, author of the highly acclaimed The Way to the Western Sea ( LJ 12/88) and the classic Bent's Fort (1954), here draws on his studies of the fur trade ... Read full review

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I could never figure out what the point of the story was. I also did not care for the writers style which I found hard to follow at times. Read full review


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David Lavender's classic histories of the Old West include "Bent's Fort," "California: Land of New Beginnings," and "One Man's West," all available as Bison Books.

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