Near Joseph in Wallowa County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
“Only the sounds of the horses...”
Today, their descendants live on the Nez Perce, Colville, and Umatilla reservations, as well as in Canada, and in communities throughout North America. They continue to honor this sacred land full of memories and heritage.
This area marks the beginning of the Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail. The Nez Perce Trail is part of our shared history to be preserved and protected by all.
"I was a small girl then, and I didn't understand... I remember being so worried, because I had a new pair of moccasins, and I didn't want to ruin them crossing the river."
The moccasin story was told to Horace Axtell by his grandmother, who was a girl of six when she made the trip. She had recalled how quiet everyone was. "The only sounds were those of the horses and cattle as we left."
Erected by Oregon State Parks,
Location. 45° 20.544′ N, 117° 13.44′ W. Marker is near Joseph, Oregon, in Wallowa County. Marker is on Wallowa Lake Highway (Oregon Route 351) near South East Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Joseph OR 97846, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salmon for Trade (a few steps from this marker); Putting Down Roots (within shouting distance of this marker); Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site (within shouting distance of this marker); tiwi∙teqis (Old Chief Joseph) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chief "Old" Joseph (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wallowa Lake (approx. half a mile away); 19 Dr. J.W. Barnard Drugs 08 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Nez Perce (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joseph.
More about this marker. This marker is located at Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site.
Categories. • Native Americans • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 11, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.