Following the Nez Perce Trail



Following the Nez Perce Trail by Cheryl Wilfong
The Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail traces the route taken by the 800 Nez Perce men, women, and children from May to October 1877. Drawing on eyewitness accounts, this unique book chronicles the heartbreaking retreat of Chief Joseph and his people and offers an essential guide for anyone wishing to follow all or part of the Trail.

The Nez Perce Trail stretches for 1,500 miles from Wallowa Lake, Oregon, through Idaho and Yellowstone Park, ending at the Bear Paw Battlefield, near Chinook, Montana. This historical guidebook splits the Trail into thirteen segments, each with its own chronology and travel plan, with alternative routes for “mainstream,” “adventurous,” and “intrepid” travelers. The routes include maps, GPS coordinates, and recommendations for side trips. Period photographs and firsthand accounts from those who first traveled the trail-the Nez Perce, soldiers, settlers-bring history to life. $29.95


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