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Near Kooskia in Idaho County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Looking Glass

During General O. O. Howard's 1877 Nez Perce Campaign

 

—Looking Glass and his band were camped up Clear Creek here —

 
Looking Glass Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
1. Looking Glass Marker
Inscription. Looking Glass told army authorities: “Leave us alone. We are living here peacefully and want no trouble.” But after a military attack, July 1, that destroyed his village, ruined his gardens and captured 750 Nez Perce horses, Looking Glass and his band joined other Nez Perce refugees and soon headed for Montana’s buffalo plains. Howard spent three more months pursuing Joseph, White Bird, Looking Glass, and their warriors after that fiasco.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society & Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 347.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 46° 8.142′ N, 115° 57.256′ W. Marker is near Kooskia, Idaho, in Idaho County. Marker is on U.S. 12 half a mile east of State Highway 13, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in a pull-out on the south side of US Highway 12, overlooking the Clearwater River. Marker is in this post office area: Kooskia ID 83539, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trails at Heart of the Monster (approx. 5.7 miles away); Nez Perce National Historical Park
Looking Glass Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
2. Looking Glass Marker (wide view)
(approx. 5.8 miles away); Asa Smith Mission (approx. 6.6 miles away); Long Camp (approx. 6.6 miles away); Louis and Clark Route (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Large wooden marker in good condition
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
View of Clearwater River from the marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2016
3. View of Clearwater River from the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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