ERIC Number: ED030528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the Northwest.
Josephy, Alvin M. Jr.
The history of the conquest and dispossession of the Nez Perce Indians of the American Northwest by invaders from the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1805 to the present is related. Their general culture is described including religious practices, eating habits, methods of acquiring food, construction of homes, and music. Characteristics and beliefs of the Nez Perces are cited. An account is given of the work of missionaries to overcome problems in converting the Indians and resistance encountered in teaching them English. Discussion of the numerous wars with the white man, the many treaties which finally subjugated the Nez Perces to a reservation, and their present condition which is one of living barely above subsistence concludes this book. (RH)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Anglo Americans, Area Studies, Beliefs, English Instruction, History, Individual Characteristics, Land Use, Living Standards, Poverty, Religious Factors, United States History
Yale Univ. Press, 92a Yale Station, New Haven, Conn, 96520 ($15.00)
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Identifiers: Nez Perce (Tribe); United States (Northwest)