The Nez Perce War of 1877

The Nez Perce War of 1877 (HM1D07)

Location: Imnaha, OR 97842 Wallowa County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 33.559', W 116° 49.994'

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In May, 1877, Chief Joseph gathered his band of Nez Perce Indians from their winter villages along the Imnaha. Instead of heading for their customary summering country in the Wallowa Valley, they began their famous fighting retreat from General O.O. Howard. They could not accept his ultimatum to abandon their homes and migrate to the Lapwa Indian reservation in Idaho. Chief Joseph's running fight toward sanctuary in Canada was nearly successful. After 3 months of outsmarting and outfighting his pursuers, Chief Joseph was captured within 30 miles of Canada at Bear Paw battlefield in Montana.
HM NumberHM1D07
Placed ByUnited States Forest Service
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 3:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 513015 N 5045099
Decimal Degrees45.55931667, -116.83323333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 33.559', W 116° 49.994'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 33' 33.54" N, 116° 49' 59.64" W
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Area Code(s)541
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 Hat Point Rd, Imnaha OR 97842, US
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