Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce

The Untold Story of an American Tragedy
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Audio (16.87 hours)
Product Number: Z100138858
Released: Jun 05, 2018
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ISBN: #9781977391407
Narrator/s: Malcolm Hillgartner
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Hidden in the shadow cast by the great western expeditions of Lewis and Clark lies another journey every bit as poignant, every bit as dramatic, and every bit as essential to an understanding of who we are as a nation-the 1,800-mile journey made by Chief Joseph and eight hundred Nez Perce men, women, and children from their homelands in what is now eastern Oregon to Montana. There, only forty miles from the Canadian border and freedom, Chief Joseph, convinced that the wounded and elders could go no farther, walked across the snowy battlefield, handed his rifle to the U.S. military commander who had been pursuing them, and spoke his now-famous words, "From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever." Drawing on four years of research, interviews, and 20,000 miles of travel, Nerburn takes us beyond the surrender to the captives' unlikely welcome in Bismarck, North Dakota, their tragic eight-year exile in Indian Territory, and their ultimate return to the Northwest. Nerburn reveals the true, complex character of Joseph, showing how the man was transformed into a myth by a public hungry for an image of the noble Indian and how Joseph exploited the myth in order to achieve his single goal of returning his people to their homeland.

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Author(s): Kent Nerburn
Original Publish Date: Jun 05, 2018

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Author(s): Kent Nerburn
Narrator(s): Malcolm Hillgartner
Product Number DD39033
Released: Jun 05, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781977311405
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Author(s): Kent Nerburn
Genre: History
Product Number EB00232126
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: HarperOne
ISBN: #9780061741210

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