Pendleton, Oregon Nez Perce Katie Harris. The Nez Perce Horse is a spotted horse breed of the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho. The Nez Perce Horse Registry (NPHR) program began in 1995 in Lapwai, Idaho and is based on cross-breeding the old-line Appaloosa horses (the Wallowa herd) with an ancient Central Asian breed called Akhal-Teke.
Chief Joseph. (There's a lesson here for everyone one of us, regardless of heritage.)
Wearable art of the early 1900's. Beautifully beaded Nez Perce Moccasins, c. 1910s-20s
Yellow Wolf - Nez Perce - no date This man wrote a book about the Nez Perce war. It was an excellent view of that war through the eyes of this man. He wrote, that they did not start the war. It was a U.S. General that " showed us the rifle".
In his final years, Chief Joseph spoke eloquently against the injustices of U.S. Government policies and racial discrimination against Indigenous peoples and he held out hope that America's promise of freedom and equality would one day be fulfilled for Native Americans as well
American indian genealogy - lots of great hints and tons of help
Chief Joseph and family. “Look into Chief Joseph’s face. What was he thinking and feeling at that moment? I believe this photograph is one of the most revealing portraits in our collection. You can see great dignity, pride, intelligence, and sadness in Joseph’s face and body language as well as tension, and perhaps some anger.” - Elaine Miller (the Nez Perce tribe bred the Appaloosa horse)
Nez Perce boy, Colville Indian Reservation, Washington, ca. 1903.