Nez Perce

The Nez Perce people live primarily in Idaho, and have a population of about 3,500. They were a horse people, and led a successful breeding program. The program did so well, that it became financed by the US government. They are also known as successful fishermen, and this has been historically their main food source.

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How do you spell 'nose' in french?

le nez (masc.)

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Did the Nez Perce leader have a famous quote?

"I will fight no more forever" is part of Chief Joseph's speech upon surrender.

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Who was the leader of the Nez Perce Nation?

chief joseph

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Why is a place historical?

A place is considered historical for different reasons. Usually it is because something important happened there. For example, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site in PA was where cannons for the Continantal Army were made during the Revolution. Fort Buford Historic Site in ND is where Sitting Bull, after the victory at Little Big Horn in 1876, returned to from taking refuge in Canada and surrendered in 1881. Nez Perce Chief Joseph was also imprisoned there. Some cities are historical because of important things that they are known for, such as Philadelphia both the Decaration of Independence and the Constitution were written there. It does not have to be someone or something related to politics, it can be someone that contributed to society. Alexander Graham Bell's and John Wayne's birthplaces are also historical sites. In the South some of the antebellum mansions are registered historical places because of the architecture and their age. Some places are historical because they were part of the founding of a city, such as first court house, bank or school.

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What ocean did Vasco Nez de Balboa discover?

Pacific

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What is the geography of the Nez Perce tribe?

The Pacific Northwest region (Columbia River Plateau) of the United States is where they originally enjoyed their peaceful way of life. This area covered parts of the states of Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho that surround the Snake, Salmon, and Clearwater rivers. Their lands extended from the Bitterroot Mountains in the east to the Blue Mountains in the west, between latitudes 45 degrees North and 47 degrees North.

Today, they govern a reservation in Idaho.

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What was the diet of the Nez Perce Indians?

The Nez Perce Indians, would live mostly on a diet of salmon, roots, and berries.

The Nez Perce Indians lived mostly on Salmon, root's and bulbs, berries, nuts, deer, bear, and buffalo.

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Why did the government break its treaty with the Nez Perce?

Gold was Discovered on their land~ APEX

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What did Sacajawea do to help Lewis and Clark's expedition?

She became invaluable as a guide in the region of her birth, near the Three Forks of the Missouri, and as a interpreter between the expedition and her tribe when the expedition reached that area. After she gave birth during the expedition to Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau on February 11, 1805, she also quieted the fears of other Native Americans, for no war party traveled with a woman and a small baby. She was able to translate when they met up with Shoshone-speaking Indians. She told them about some of the geography and any various animals and plants that she was familiar with.

She had been kidnapped from her own tribe and spent many years as a slave or prisoner of another Indian tribe. Once she travelled back to her own native tribal lands with Lewis and Clark, she was able to see her family for the first time in many years. It is important to remember that the entire expedition improvised practically everything as they went along, and Sacajawea and her recruitment for translating were no exception. They were (other than Sacajawea) going into the unknown, and so were entirely unprepared for many things they tried to do.

Other Indians were helpful also, for instance when the expedition first overwintered in Dakota Territory, they nearly starved because the Americans didn't understand what they would need to do to store enough food for the winter. At a frontier Dakota fort, by heating and pounding broken cast iron from an abandoned stove into crude hatchets they were able to barter for enough corn to barely get through the winter. Next spring, when they walked hundreds of miles westward, they found the Indians had already traded those very tools out as far as Wyoming.

Late next winter, when they were coming out of the mountains in the Nez Perce tribe territory of Idaho, they were cold, poorly clothed, and nearly starved again. The Nez Perce could easily have overwhelmed them in a massacre and stolen their rifles and gunpowder to use for protection against other Indian tribes. But, the Nez Perce held a council and decided to let the white men live and help nourish them back to health. Other tribes were hostile, and Lewis and Clark had many close calls with them. But, the generosity of the Nez Perce was the foundation for a great enduring friendship.

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What Native American tribes did Lewis and Clark come in contact with on their expedition?

1.) Arikara Indians

2.) Assiniboine Indians

3.) Athabaska Indians

4.) Blackfeet

5.) Colombian Plateau Indians

6.) Cree Indians

7.) Crow Indians

8.) Eliatan

9.) Eneshur

10.) Flathead

11.) Grand Osage

12.) Hidatsa Indians

13.) Mandan Indians

14.) Minitari

15.) Nez Perce

16.) Omaha

17.) Oto

18.) Pawnee

19.) Shoshone

20.) Sioux

21.) Skillute

22.) Teton Sioux

23.) Yakima

24.) Yankton Sioux

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What year did the Comanche Indians live in?

The problem with native American history is that it only became history when it was written about by early European explorers; before that we have no record of what happened or when. We can only guess at the movements and locations of the tribes before first contact with Europeans.

The various tribes of the Shoshonean language group (Utes, Snakes, Shoshones and others) were probably located in the Great Basin and Plateau regions west of the Rocky Mountains during the prehistoric period - the same area later occupied by the Nez Perce, Umatillas and others.

The Paiutes remained in Nevada and eastern Oregon while the Ute, Shoshone and Snakes moved eastwards and southwards; the Comanches separated from the Shoshones and moved further southwards to their historic locations - the date this happened can never be known, but the marked differences in what had been the same language indicates it was probably long before explorers arrived.

So the answer is that Comanches became a separate tribe some time before the first explorers arrived and they still exist today.

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What artifacts did thevnez perce make?

The Shahaptin or Nez Perce tribe (and their close relatives the Umatilla) were typical Plateau people, much influenced by the Plains culture further east. Many Nez Perce items (shirts, leggings, dresses, cradleboards and horse gear) were either directly copied from the Crows or obtained in trade from the Crows.

Two items made by Nez Perce women were very distinctive of the tribe and not taken from Plains culture: basket hats and woven cornhusk bags with traditional designs of dyed fibres (later of coloured wool yarn). No Nez Perce woman considered herself properly dressed without a hat or bag - both items continued being made in reservation days, long after other traditional items stopped being produced.

Shell disks cut from abalone and other large coastal shells were very much a favourite for necklaces and earrings among both men and women.

The Nez Perce constructed dugout canoes, mainly for river fishing. Bows and arrows were made by the men for hunting and war; feather headdresses were adopted from the Plains culture.

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Who won the nez perce war against Nez Perce and USA?

united state

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What languages did the Nez Perce speak?

Today they speak English. At one time, they spoke Niimiipuutímt (also called the Nez Perce Language).

As of 2017, Niimiipuutímt is still spoken by less than 100 elders, but it will die with them unless revitalization plans are successful.

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What are Native American words for bear?

Some Native American words for "bear" are:

Oneida - ohkwa·lí

Cherokee - ya'na

Choctaw - ni'ta

Ojibwa - mukwa (grizzly bear = misabe mukwa)

Shawnee - m'kwah

Potawatomi - mko

Cheyenne - nahqui

Arapaho - whoth

Arikara - kuunux

Pawnee - kuuruks

Mandan - mato

Omaha - mon'chu

Dakota - mato

Zuni - iee shai

Hidatsa - nohpitsi

Crow - daxpitse

Nez Perce - yahka'

Blackfoot - kiaiu or kaiyi (it means "one who is lost")

Shoshone - weda'

Comanche - wasahpe

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Did the crow Indians fight an Indian tribe?

Early European explorers considered the Crows to be a relatively small tribe almost entirely surrounded by enemies and constantly at war. The same observation was made several times during the 1800s by white Americans, who did not believe it would be very long before they (the Crows) were exterminated.

Naturally the Crows did survive despite these predictions, mainly as a result of their brave and aggressive warfare against all their enemies.

Their enemies were the Blackfoot group (Blood, Piegan and Blackfoot), the Atsinas (Big Bellies or Gros Ventres), the Assiniboins (Hohe), the Sarci, the Shoshone, the Flatheads (Interior Salish), all the western Lakota (Teton Sioux) tribes, the Cheyenne and the Arapaho.

Allies and friends of the Crows were the Hidatsas (Minnetarees or Gros Ventres of the Missouri) and the Nez Perce across the Rocky Mountains.

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Were the Nez Perce discriminated against?

Yes, the Nez Perce Indians were discriminated against just as most Native Americans were. The Nez Perce just wanted to be left alone to live their lives in peace. The white man broke the treaty just as they had done hundreds of times before. The Nez Perce were friendly towards the whites and tried to keep peace. The whites that lived in the area, looked down on the Nez Perce and thought of them as an inferior race. The ran ruffshod over them constantly.

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What art did the Nez Perce have and use?

For art the nez perce Indians made pots out of wood,bone,and sometimes covered the pot with skin.These pots were giving as wedding gifts or kept at home.Some had carvings,but some were just plain.

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Where did the Nez Perce tribe live?

In the northwest US along the Snake River in western Idaho, northeast Oregon, and southeast Washington.

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What clothing did the nez perce wear?

Before the nimiipu were put on reservations the men wore mainly leather shirts and leggings. Sometimes in the summer months they wore a breech cloth. The women also wore leather dresses. After the white people came west for gold, they traded cotton cloth for hides and furs, and the women started making dresses from it.

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Who was the Nez Perce leader who battled the US government both in combat and in the court system to defend his people?

Chief Joseph (1840-1904) is the famous Nez Perce leader who tried through peaceful means to keep his people's homeland. In 1873, Joseph negotiated with the federal government to ensure his people could stay on their land in the Wallowa Valley. But in 1877, the government reversed its policy, He visited Washington D.C. on two occasions to plead his case with Presidents Rutherford Hayes and Ulysses S. Grant. He was well-respected for his gifts in leading the people. This quote remains: "Tell General Howard I know his heart. What he told me before, I have it in my heart. I am tired of fighting. Our chiefs are killed; Looking Glass is dead, Too-hul-hul-sote is dead. The old men are all dead. It is the young men who say yes or no. He who led on the young men is dead. It is cold, and we have no blankets; the little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food. No one knows where they are—perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children, to see how many I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever."

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What is three ways sacagawea helped lewis and clark?

She became invaluable as a guide in the region of her birth, near the Three Forks of the Missouri, and as a interpreter between the expedition and her tribe when the expedition reached that area. After she gave birth during the expedition to Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau on February 11, 1805, she also quieted the fears of other Native Americans, for no war party traveled with a woman and a small baby. She was able to translate when they met up with Shoshone-speaking Indians. She told them about some of the geography and any various animals and plants that she was familiar with.

She had been kidnapped from her own tribe and spent many years as a slave or prisoner of another Indian tribe. Once she travelled back to her own native tribal lands with Lewis and Clark, she was able to see her family for the first time in many years. It is important to remember that the entire expedition improvised practically everything as they went along, and Sacajawea and her recruitment for translating were no exception. They were (other than Sacajawea) going into the unknown, and so were entirely unprepared for many things they tried to do.

Other Indians were helpful also, for instance when the expedition first overwintered in Dakota Territory, they nearly starved because the Americans didn't understand what they would need to do to store enough food for the winter. At a frontier Dakota fort, by heating and pounding broken cast iron from an abandoned stove into crude hatchets they were able to barter for enough corn to barely get through the winter. Next spring, when they walked hundreds of miles westward, they found the Indians had already traded those very tools out as far as Wyoming.

Late next winter, when they were coming out of the mountains in the Nez Perce tribe territory of Idaho, they were cold, poorly clothed, and nearly starved again. The Nez Perce could easily have overwhelmed them in a massacre and stolen their rifles and gunpowder to use for protection against other Indian tribes. But, the Nez Perce held a council and decided to let the white men live and help nourish them back to health. Other tribes were hostile, and Lewis and Clark had many close calls with them. But, the generosity of the Nez Perce was the foundation for a great enduring friendship.

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What happened to the Nez Perce?

The Government broke a treaty protecting their land when gold was discovered. The tribe now lives on a reservation in Idaho.

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What Indian tribe fought the us army attempting to reach Canada and freedom?

whice Indian leaders spoke out for and tried to protect the Nez Perce?
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What does nez perce mean in french?

a pierced nose

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