Dreamers: On the Trail of the Nez Perce

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Caxton Press, 1999 - History - 437 pages
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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press
Stadius tells the story of the Nez Perce people, the Nee-Me-Poo. In 1877, the "Dreamer" (non-Christian) faction of the tribe, under pressure from land-hungry whites to move to a reservation, fled their homeland in eastern Oregon and central Idaho. The Nee-Me-Poo led pursuing troops on a four-month, 1,100-mile chase that ended tragically only forty miles short of Canada. Today, the route of the Nee-Me-Poo retreat is a National Historic Trail, part of the Nez Perce National Historical Park, with sites in four Western states.

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Stadius, a Portland bookseller, tells the evocative story of the Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) while he travels the National Historic Nez Perce Trail from beginning to end. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Martin Stadius is a native of the West with more than twenty years experience in the book business and lives in Portland, Oregon. He began his study of the Nez Perce war in 1992, after reading about the new National Historic Trail, and visiting White Bird, where the first battle of the conflict was fought.

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