The Nez Perces Story

The Nez Perces Story

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  • All of The Nez Perce did not live together, but in scattered tribes. After the Westward expansion and the trail of tears they lost most of their land, but still “owned” a reservation in Idaho.
  • Hello there. We are the Nez Perce, which means “pierced nose” in french.
  • America’s threats demanded more and more of The Nez Perce’s property and fellow lives. Soon, they had no choice, but to give in to their demands.
  • It’s an outrage that the Nez Perce Trail is actually the path the Indians took while attempting to escape from the Pursuing U.S Army. Proving the fact that the Nez Perce were very peaceful people, There were actually no laws. People were expected to do the right thing and what was best for the tribe.
  • Did you know the first Americans to meet Nez Perce tribal members were from the Lewis and Clark expedition? By the way, The people who gave the tribe their name were French Canadian Fur Traders who encountered them in the late 1700’s.
  • These people are will be helpful for our expedition!
  • A downside to the Nez Perce moving West is Fur Traders and nearby tribes lost Alli’s and resources for further trades to America.
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  • Where are they?
  • What if.....?
  • It's sad to think about all the selfish things they did. I wonder how it would of been if someone had put their foot forward and told America that they were wrong.
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