Nez Perce Indian Research

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Nez Percé Indians (‘pierced noses’) A term applied by the French to a number of tribes which practiced or were supposed to practice the custom of piercing the nose for the insertion of a piece of dentalium.  The term is now used exclusively to designate the main tribe of the Shahaptian family, who have not, however, so far as is known ever been given to the practice. Read more about the Nez Percé History.

Nez Percé Indian Biography

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Nez Percé Indian Cemeteries

Nez Percé Indian Census

Nez Percé Indian Culture/Customs

Federally Recognized Tribes

Genealogy Help Pages

Nez Percé Indian History

Nez Percé Indian Land and Maps

Nez Percé Indian Language

Nez Percé Indian Legends

Mailing Lists

  • NA-NEWBIES-L-request@rootsweb.com A mailing list for anyone new to Native American Research, all Tribes and Nations.
  • NATIVEAMERICAN-BURIALGROUNDS-L - Discussing and sharing of information regarding remaining and lost Native American burial grounds in the United States
  • NATIVEAMERICAN-CHIEFS-LA mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the chiefs of the Native American tribes/nations in the United States. Stories or history of Chiefs in Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean are also welcome.
  • NA-NEZ-PERCE-TRIBE-LA mailing list for anyone researching their Nez Percé ancestors.
  • INDIAN TRIBES-LOCATION, One for each state.  Ask questions to find the location of your ancestors
  • INDIAN CEMETERIES, A place to share the location or transcriptions of Indian Cemeteries

Nez Percé Indian Military

Other Tribes

The list of tribes and organizations below are not federally recognized. Many of them are state recognized organizations only or working towards federal recognition. We do not have the resources to check the validity of each and every organization and expect that you should before attempting to join or send a monetary contribution. We will provide a listing for any Native American organization or tribe.  If you would like your organization listed please submit the information here.

Schools

Nez Percé Indian Treaties

Nez Percé Indian Suggested Reading

The Epic of the Nez Percé
In 1855, Governor Isaac I. Stevens of Washington Territory negotiated an equitable, even a liberal treaty by which the Nez Pierces were confirmed in their undoubted title by immemorial occupancy to the vast region in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, including the valleys of the Snake, the Salmon, the Clearwater, and the Grande Ronde Rivers.

Yellow Wolf – His Own Story
Follows the tribe on there journey to freedom.  Lists all the battles and locations.  (I have read this book and a friend made the trail trek and said the book followed very well)

The Last Indian War: The Nez Perce Story
To tell the story, West begins with the early history of the Nez Perce and their years of friendly relations with white settlers. In an initial treaty, the Nez Perce were promised a large part of their ancestral homeland, but the discovery of gold led to a stampede of settlement within the Nez Perce land. Numerous injustices at the hands of the US government combined with the settlers’ invasion to provoke this most accommodating of tribes to war. West offers a riveting account of what came next: the harrowing flight of 800 Nez Perce, including many women, children and elderly, across 1500 miles of mountainous and difficult terrain. He gives a full reckoning of the campaigns and battles–and the unexpected turns, brilliant stratagems, and grand heroism that occurred along the way. And he brings to life the complex characters from both sides of the conflict, including cavalrymen, officers, politicians, and–at the center of it all–the Nez Perce themselves (the Nimiipuu, “true people”).

 



MLA Source Citation:

AccessGenealogy. Tribal Genealogy Research: Directory of online resources for specific tribes. Web. 2009-2013. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 23 July 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/nez-perce-indian-research.htm - Last updated on Jun 26th, 2014


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