The Nez Perce War

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  • American Goals and Motives
  • We need your land.
  • Indian Goals and Motives
  • We rightfully own this land.
  • Events
  • Attack!
  • No!
  • Americans fought in the Nez Perce War against the Native Americans in order to gain land that they had already given away. They wanted to relocate the Native Americans to an Indian Reservation in Idaho.
  • Events
  • Native Americans fought for their own land back, after they were permitted to own around 7.5 million acres . Settlers wanted a valuable portion of it.
  • American Results
  • On June 17, a force of 300 Indians beat off the soldiers at White Bird Canyon in Idaho.
  • Native American Results
  • Chief Joseph, Chief Ollokot, and others led about 800 people on an escape attempt southeast through Montana, then back north across present-day Yellowstone Park.
  • Americans ended up getting the land that they wanted from the Nez Perce, even though that broke the agreement between them.
  • Yes! We now own the land.
  • The Nez Perce surrendered to Brigadier Generals Oliver Otis Howard and Nelson A. Miles
  • No. Our land has been wrongfully taken.
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