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Chief Joseph's Retreat

In 1877, when his band of Nez PercÚ was forced from their home in the Wallowa Valley of western Oregon, provoking a war between the Nez PercÚ and the U.S. Army, Chief Joseph led them over more than 1,500 miles of moutainous terrain, fighting off or evading troops at every turn, only to be halted near the Bear Paw Mountains, just forty miles from the safety of the Canadian border.

Map of Chief Joseph's Retreat

(Map courtesy the makers of THE WEST.)


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