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Imnaha in Wallowa County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)

The Nez Perce War of 1877

The Nez Perce War of 1877 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, September 10, 2010
1. The Nez Perce War of 1877 Marker
Inscription.  In May, 1877, Chief Joseph gathered his band of Nez Perce Indians from their winter villages along the Imnaha. Instead of heading for their customary summering country in the Wallowa Valley, they began their famous fighting retreat from General O.O. Howard. They could not accept his ultimatum to abandon their homes and migrate to the Lapwa Indian reservation in Idaho. Chief Joseph’s running fight toward sanctuary in Canada was nearly successful. After 3 months of outsmarting and outfighting his pursuers, Chief Joseph was captured within 30 miles of Canada at Bear Paw battlefield in Montana.
Erected by United States Forest Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the The Nez Perce Trail series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1877.
Location. 45° 33.559′ N, 116° 49.994′ W. Marker is in Imnaha, Oregon, in Wallowa County. Marker is on Hat Point Road east of Upper Imnaha Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located
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next to parking lot behind the post office. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Hat Point Road, Imnaha OR 97842, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Horse Creek Overlook (approx. 7 miles away); A Monumental Landscape (approx. 7 miles away); The Imnaha Canyon ... shelter and sanctuary (approx. 7.9 miles away).
Also see . . .  Nez Perce War - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on February 14, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 677 times since then and 71 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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