None of this research project would have been possible at all without the endless and tireless support of Rich Wandschneider and Cheryl Coughlan of the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture since the beginning. The project started with an email to Rich and ends with this final product, which I am so grateful to have worked on with him.The project also received a generous grant from the Soroptimists of Wallowa County, for which I am eternally grateful.

Nearly from the start, we were honored with the initial help of Stephen Dow Beckham, Michael North, and Timothy Nitz, all of whom offered a bounty of suggestions and advice in the earliest stages of the project. Advice later on came from wonderful people like Allen Pinkham and Beth Erdey, the latter being the archivist at the Nez Perce National Historical Park. Assistance tracking down elusive materials was additionally provided by the Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland Project and the Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center.

I would like to extend a special thanks to the librarians, archivists, and staffs of the Multnomah County Library, Penrose Memorial Library at Whitman College, the University of Idaho Library, the Tamastslikt Cultural Insitute, Aubrey R. Watzek Library at Lewis & Clark College, the public city libraries of Joseph, Wallowa, and Enterprise, Oregon, and the Oregon Historical Society. Erin Stoddart, Ashlyn Velte, Devin Becker, Evan Williamson, and Seth Kinzie were all especially helpful in aiding us in finding a medium by which to publish our project online.

Last but not least, thank you kindly to the many supporters and staff members of the Josephy Center for Arts and Culture, as well as the Alvin M. & Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture. It is pleasure working with you all.

Sarah Madsen