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Nez Perces : The History of Their Troubles and the Campaign of 1877 (Paperback) (Duncan McDonald)
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This history of the Nez Perce War was written in 1878 and 1879 by a part-Nez Perce relative of Chief Looking Glass. Duncan McDonald, 1849-1937, was the son of Hudson’s Bay Company fur trader and a Nez Perce Indian woman. McDonald spent most of his life on the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana.He wrote the history based on interviews and family sources. In 1878 McDonald traveled to Canada to interview Nez Perce Chief White Bird and learn White Bird’s side of the story. Remarkably the history was published in a Deer Lodge, Montana, newspaper only a year or two after the war ended.Duncan McDonald’s Nez Perce War history is published with a historical introduction and selection of other essays on Indian affairs written by McDonald. He objected to the United States government’s unjust treatment of northwest Indian tribes and condemned the threats of some Montana whites to attack Indians who were friendly to the settlers.
Number of Pages: 148
Genre: Social Science, History
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
Author: Duncan McDonald
Street Date: March 31, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-0427
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