From their first contact with Lewis and Clark, the Nez Perce Indians tried to keep peace with the whites. By the 1870’s, the Nez Perce still had never killed a white, while the whites had murdered many Nez Perce. Then warfare erupted as the last of the tribe was being forced onto an Idaho reservation. Suddenly 800 warriors, women, and children found themselves fleeing the U.S. Army across hundreds of miles of mountains and prairies.
This book tells the story of heroic resistance through the eyes of a fictional Nez Perce boy whose duty lies in preserving his family’s herd of horses. This is one story of the Old West that your students will never forget.
Author: Alan Venable
Guided Reading Level: N