Forlorn Hope: The Nez Perce Victory at White Bird Canyon

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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press

The Nez Perce victory at White Bird Canyon boosted their confidence as warriors and made them believe they could prevail in their fight to keep their homeland. The confrontation was the spark that ignited a four-month, 1,000-mile running battle that ended with Chief Joseph's surrender at Bear Paw, in Montana, less than 100 miles from safety.

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Overview


Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press

The Nez Perce victory at White Bird Canyon boosted their confidence as warriors and made them believe they could prevail in their fight to keep their homeland. The confrontation was the spark that ignited a four-month, 1,000-mile running battle that ended with Chief Joseph's surrender at Bear Paw, in Montana, less than 100 miles from safety.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870044359
  • Publisher: Caxton Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1978
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 1,420,095
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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A former National Park Service historian and director of policy of the President's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, John D. McDermott now lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
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Table of Contents

Introduction xi
1. The First Raid 1
2. The Second Raid 13
3. The Norton Party 25
4. Developments at Mount Idaho 35
5. Help From Fort Lapwai 45
6. Military Biography 55
7. The Approach 69
8. The Battle: White Side 77
9. Incidents, Escapes, and Rescues 99
10. Burying the Dead 113
11. Court of Inquiry 131
12. The Reasons Why 147
13. Laid to Rest 155
Appendixes 165
Bibliography 207
Index 219
Illustrations
Photographs 112
Maps
White Bird battleground 44
Route of the Nez Perce after the battle 130
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