19th Century History

B. Transcriptions

 

B2. Baird, Dennis; Mallickan, Diane; and Swagerty, W.R. ed.; Encounters with the People: Written and Oral Accounts of Nez Perce Life to 1858 [2015] 2015

Encounters / With the People / Written and Oral Accounts of Nez Perce Life to 1858 / Compiled and edited by Dennis Baird, Diane Mallickan, and W.R. Swagerty / WSU / Press / Washington State University / Pullman, Washington

Location: La Grande Public Cook Memorial Library; La Grande, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 1 in the Voices from Nez Perce Country series. Vol. 1: i. half title; ii. information on the Voices from Nez Perce Country series; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. dedication; vi. blank; vii. ‘Contents;’ viii. ‘Illustrations and Maps;’ ix-xiv. ‘Foreword’ and ‘Map of the traditional territory of the Nez Perce people;’ xv-xvii. ‘Introduction;’ xviii. blank; xix-xxi. ‘Tribal Elder and This Book;’ unpaginated blank; 1-503. text; 504. blank; 505-22. ‘Index’

Text Contents: “1 Literature on Nez Perce History Prior to 1877, by W.R. Swagerty,” “2 Accounts Written by Nez Perce People,” “3 In the Mountains,” “4 The Earliest Written Accounts,” “5 Lewis and Clark among the Nez Perce, 1805-1806,” “6 David Thompson and Alexander Henry among the Nez Perce, 1809-1812,” “7 Donald Mackenzie and the Astorians, 1811-1813,” “8 The Hudson’s Bay Company and the Fur Trade in Nez Perce Country, 1821-1855,” “9 Botanist David Douglas Visits the Clearwater, 1826,” “10 Encounters Outside the Heartland” “11 The Nez Perce Visit the East, 1831-1832,” “12 Captain Benjamin Bonneville among the Nez Perce, 1832-1834,” “13 Protestant Missions in the Clearwater Region,” “14 Early Catholic Accounts of the Nez Perce,” “15 The Nez Perce in the Cayuse War, 1847-1850,” “16 The Start of the Indian Agency in the Clearwater Valley,” “17 The Nez Perce in Oregon Territory, 1850-1854,” “18 Year of the Treaty, 1855,” “The Nez Perce People in the Wars of 1855-1858”

Description: Collection of written and oral accounts of and/or by the Nez Perce tribe or members of the Nez Perce tribe up to 1858.

Keywords: 19th Century History, Culture, Politics, Lewis and Clark, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B3. Chief Joseph. Excerpt from “An Indian’s View of Indian Affairs.” In Northwest Passages: A Literary Anthology of the Pacific Northwest from Coyote Tale to Roadside Attractions edited by Bruce Barcott, 7-10. Seattle, Washington: Sasquatch Books, 1994. Originally published in North American Review. (April 1879).

Keywords: Chief Joseph, 19th Century history, Politics, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B4. Chief Joseph; That All People May Be One People, Send Rain to Wash the Face of the Earth [1995] 1995

That All People / May Be One People / Send Rain to Wash / The Face of the Earth / Chief Joseph / 1879

Location: Nez Perce National Historical Park Archives; Spalding, Idaho

Collation: 1 volume. Vol 1: unpaginated page. half title; unpaginated page. blank; unpaginated page. full title; unpaginated page. copyright; unpaginated page. ‘Contents;’ unpaginated page. ‘Credits;’ i-iii. ‘Introduction;’ iv. blank; v. portrait of In-mut-too-yah-lat-lat/young Chief Joseph; vi. blank; 1-46. text; 47-53. ‘Timeline;’ two unpaginated blanks; unpaginated page. ‘Related Titles’

Text Contents: Speech broken up into untitled and unnumbered sections

Description: Work taken from the words of young Chief Joseph in a speech given to interviewers from North American Review, April 1879.

Keywords: Chief Joseph, 19th Century History, Nez Perce War, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B5. “Coyote and Fox Dress Up.” In American Indian Trickster Tales, edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz, 63-65. New York: Penguin Books, 1999.

Keywords: Legends, Religion, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B6. “Coyote and the Shadow People.” In The World Begins Here: An Anthology of Oregon Short Fiction edited by Glen A. Love, 3-7. Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University Press, 1993.

Keywords: Legends, Religion, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B7. Craig, Fermore, Robin Richards, and Kim Stafford. “Picking up the Drum: An Oral History from the Columbia Plateau.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 103, no. 3 (2002): 338-61. http://www.jstor.org/stable/20615253.

Note: Includes interviews with descendants of warriors in the Nez Perce War.

Keywords: Nez Perce War, Chief Joseph, 19th Century History, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B14. Landeen, Dan and Pinkham, Allen; Salmon And His People: Fish & Fishing in Nez Perce Culture [1999] 1999

Salmon / And His People / Fish & Fishing / In Nez Perce / Culture / Dan Landeen / Allen Pinkham / Confluence Press / Lewiston, Idaho

Location: Alvin M. & Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture; Joseph, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: i. half title; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. dedication; vi. blank; vii. ‘Table of Contents;’ viii. blank; ix-xii. ‘Preface;’ xiii-xvii. ‘Chronology;’ xviii. picture; 1-206. text; 207-17. ‘Key to the Families and Species of Fishes in the Columbia River Basin;’ 218. blank; 219-26. ‘References;’ 227-34. ‘Glossary;’ 235-39. ‘Treaty with the Nez Perces, 1855;’ 240. blank; 241-49. ‘Index;’ unpaginated blank.

Text Contents: “Part One”: “Columbia River Basin: Geology, History, and Ecology,” “The Hanford Site,” “A Brief History of the Nez Perce,” “Celilo Falls,” “Nez Perce Fishing,” “Treaty Rights and the Tradition of Tribal Management.” “Part Two”: “Fish Biology, Research, Species, and State Records,” “Accounts of Families and Fish Species.”

Description: Describes the relationship between fish, fishing, and the Nez Perce. Mostly factual, historical, and scientific. Interspersed with oral traditions recorded by various members of the Nez Perce and other tribes. Stories include: “A Meeting Between Creator and the Animals,” “Why the Columbia River Sparkles,” and “Beaver and the Grande Ronde River,” among others.

Keywords: Culture, Legends, Religion, Geography, Politics, 19th Century History, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B15. Landeen, Dan and Crow, Jeremy (compilers and editors); I Am of This Land: Wetes pe m’e wes [1997] 1997, second printing

A Nez Perce Nature Guide / I Am of This Land / Wetes pe m’e wes / Compiled & Edited / by / Dan Landeen and Jeremy Crow

Location: Alvin M. & Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture; Joseph, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: 1. full title; 2. copyright; 3. picture; 4. dedication; 5. ‘Table of Contents;’ 6. ‘Foreword;’ 7. ‘Introduction;’ 8-87. text; 88-91. ‘Appendix I: Treaty with the Nez Percés, 1855;’ 92-93. ‘Bibliography;’ 94. ‘Acknowledgments;’ 95. ‘Hanford Wildlife Checklist’

Text Contents: “Section One: Culture of the Nez Perce”: “Values,” “Stories,” “Nez Perce Use of Plant & Animal Resources,” “Hunting,” “Fishing,” “Section Two: Historical Resource Use on the Columbia Plateau”: “Nez Perce History,” “Hanford Site,” “Section Three: Hanford Wildlife”: “Birds,” “Mammals,” “Reptiles & Amphibians,” “Dangerous Creatures”

Description: Description of the wildlife of the Hanford area. Mostly factual, historical, and scientific. Interspersed with oral traditions. Stories include: “The Wren,” “Coyote and the Grouse,” and “Cottontail Boy and Rattlesnake,” among others.

Keywords: Culture, 19th Century History, Geography, Legends, Religion, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

B16. Macbeth, Kate. “The Nez Perce Meet Lewis and Clark.” In The Stories We Tell: An Anthology of Oregon Folk Literature edited by Suzi Jones and Jarold Ramsey, 27-28. Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University Press, 1994. Originally published in H.S. Lyman, “Items from the Nez Perces,” in The Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society vol. 2 pp. 295-96 (Portland, Oregon: The Oregon Historical Society, 1901)

Note: Thought to be a Nez Perce oral account of meeting the Corps of Discovery, recorded by Kate Macbeth in the 1890’s, though she gives no source and seems to have condensed and retold what may have once been a lengthier and more detailed oral account.

Keywords: 19th Century History, Lewis and Clark, Oral Traditions, Transcriptions

 

C. Novels

 

C3. Fisher, Karen; A Sudden Country: A Novel [2005, 2006, 2007] 2006

A Sudden / Country / A Novel / Karen Fisher / Random House Trade Paperbacks / New York

Location: Josephy Center for Arts and Culture Bookstore; Joseph, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: i-iii. ‘Praise for A Sudden Country;’ iv. blank; v. half title; vi. blank; vii. full title; viii. copyright; ix. dedication; x-xi. ‘The Route to Oregon, 1847’ map; xii. blank; 1-363. text; 364. blank; 365-66. ‘Remains;’ 367. ‘Author’s Note;’ 368. blank; 369. ‘Acknowledgments;’ 370. blank; 371. ‘A Reader’s Guide;’ 372. blank; 373-76. ‘A Conversation with Karen Fisher;’ 377-379. ‘Reading Group Questions and Topics for Discussion;’ unpaginated page. blank; unpaginated page. author biography; 7 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: “Part One”: “There Along,” “Confinement,” “A Yellow Lily,” “A True Wife,” “Memory and Flight,” “A Rendering of Favors,” “No Safe Convention,” “That Great Stillness,” “Courage Once,” “Stolen Horses,” “Beyond All Bounds,” “A Pitiable Hunger,” “The Book of Wealth,” “Blue Beads,” “In Cupped Hands,” “Us the Sinners,” “Our Time on Earth,” “Part Two”: “What Cannot Be Seen,” “Wild Stone Heart,” “Nothing,” “The Moon’s House,” “Sound and Light,” “The Heart So Quick,” “The Known World Upside Down,” “Copper Bells,” “To Drink from Empty Cups,” “Man and Woman,” “Part Three”: “Stones into Dust,” “Home,” “How We Learn to Leave,” “Faith,” “A Supplicant Hand,” “Free Air,” “Their Thousand Dreams,” “To Go Now and Attend,” “The Exact Reminiscences of Emma Ruth Ross,” “New Leaves”

Description: Fictional story about the love affair between a man previously married to a Nez Perce woman and a woman reluctantly following her husband along the Oregon Trail. Explores the complicated relationships amongst traders, immigrants, and the Nez Perce.

Reviews: Eckhoff, Sally. “Oooh, Pioneers.” Review of A Sudden Country, by Karen Fisher. The New York Times, December 25, 2005, Sunday Book Review.  http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/25/books/review/oooh-pioneers.html

“A Sudden Country.” Review of A Sudden Country, by Karen Fisher. The New Yorker, September 19, 2005, Briefly Noted. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2005/09/19/a-sudden-country

“A Sudden Country.” Review of A Sudden Country, by Karen Fisher. Publishers Weekly, May 30, 2005. https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-4000-6322-2

Keywords: 19th Century History, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, Settlers, Novels, Literature

 

C4. Gulick, Bill; Northwest Destiny: Distant Trails [1988, 1992] 1992

Northwest / Destiny / Volume One / Distant Trails / Bill Gulick / Jove Books, New York

Location: Tamástslikt Cultural Institute Library; Pendleton, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 1 in Northwest Destiny series. Vol. 1: i. excerpt from Distant Trails and information on Northwest Destiny series; ii. ‘Jove titles by Bill Gulick’ and ‘Coming in December 1992;’ iii. full title; iv. copyright; v-vi. ‘A Note About the Vocabulary;’ viii. blank; 1-264. text; 265-78. ‘Special Preview’ of Gathering Storm; 2 unpaginated pages. mail order forms for Journal of the Gun Years

Text Contents: “Part One: Red Son, White Son”: 12 untitled chapters “Part Two: Moki-Moki Ilp-Ilp and John Crane”: 9 untitled chapters

Description: Fiction story of a man named Matt Crane, an explorer with Lewis and Clark. Matt meets a young Nez Perce woman and she becomes pregnant with his child before he returns to the “white man’s world,” where he starts a new family. The story chronicle the meeting of his two sons across cultural lines.

Keywords: 19th Century History, Lewis and Clark, Culture, Fiction, Politics, Historical Fiction, Novels, Literature

 

C5. Gulick, Bill; Northwest Destiny: Gathering Storm [1988, 1992] 1992

Northwest / Destiny / Volume Two / Gathering Storm / Bill Gulick / Jove Books, New York

Location: Tamástslikt Cultural Institute Library; Pendleton, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 2 in Northwest Destiny series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. excerpt from Gathering Storm and information on Northwest Destiny series; ii. ‘Jove titles by Bill Gulick’ and ‘Coming March 1993;’ iii. full title; iv. copyright; 1-252. text; 253-67. ‘Special Preview’ of River’s End; unpaginated page. mail order form for Journal of the Gun Years

Text Contents: “Part One: Wagon Wheels to Oregon”: 7 untitled chapters “Part Two: Bitter Harvest”: 12 untitled chapters “Part Three: Pe-wa-oo-yit— First Treaty Council”: 6 untitled chapters “Part Four: Gold and the Steal Treaty”: 6 untitled chapters

Description: Continuation of the story of John Crane meeting his half-brother, a member of the Nez Perce tribe.

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Lewis and Clark, Politics, Settlers, Historical Fiction, Culture, Novels, Literature

 

C6. Gulick, Bill; Northwest Destiny: River’s End [1988, 1993] 1993

Northwest / Destiny / Volume Three / River’s End / Bill Gulick / Published in hardcover as Lost Wallowa / Jove Books, New York

Location: Tamástslikt Cultural Institute Library; Pendleton, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume three of Northwest Destiny series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. excerpt from River’s End and information on Northwest Destiny series; ii. ‘Jove title by Bill Gulick;’ iii. full title; iv. copyright; 1-268. text

Text Contents: “Part One: Distant Thunder”: 7 untitled chapters “Part Two: War and a Kind of Peace”: 23 untitled chapters

Description: Fiction story of a man named John Crane and his reunion with his half brother, Tall Bird, a member of the Nez Perce tribe, during a time of political violence and social violence along racial lines.

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Lewis and Clark, Politics, Settlers, Culture, Novels, Literature

 

C7. Harris, Vernon L. and Nelson, Lee; The Nez Perce Trail [2000] 2000

The / Nez Perce / Trail / by Vernon L Harris / with / Lee Nelson

Location: University of Idaho Library, University of Idaho; Moscow, Idaho

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: 4 unpaginated blanks; i. half title; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. ‘Dedication;’ vi. blank; vii. ‘In Appreciation;’ viii. blank; 1-4. ‘How It Came to Be: A Prologue;’ 5-293. text; 294-98. ‘Then What Happened?: An Epilogue;’ 4 unpaginated blanks;

Text Contents: 47 untitled chapters

Description: Fiction story set in 1877 of Little Bird, a young Nez Perce woman, who meets Kirby Phelps, a settler. The two fall in love as the Nez Perce war is about to begin.

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Romance, Nez Perce War, Settlers, Novels, Literature

 

C8. Henry, Will; From Where the Sun Now Stands [1960, 1987, 2001, 2007] 2001

From Where / the Sun / Now Stands / Will Henry / Center Point Publishing / Thorndike Maine

Location: Wallowa County Library; Enterprise, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: 2 unpaginated blanks; 1. half title; 2. Seal of Approval from N.A.V.H.; 3. full title; 4. copyright; 5-343. text; 343-44. ‘Author’s Note’ and ‘Acknowledgements;’ 10 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: “Book I: The Wallowa”: “1 The Appaloosa Pony,” “2 Going to the Buffalo,” “3 Up the Wild Tahmonmah,” “4 The Guns of Kamiah,” “5 How the White Man Really Was,” “6 September Wind,” “7 Lapwai Winter” “Book II: White Bird Canyon”: “8 The Vision of Smoholla,” “9 One Hand Shows the Rifle,” “10 The Whiskey Talkers,” “11 Across the Angry Snake,” “12 The Camp at Tolo Lake,” “13 The Salmon River Raids,” “14 Flight to Sapachesap,” “15 One Hundred Horse Soldiers,” “16 Valley of the White Bird,” “17 Redbeard Remembers” “Book III: The Lolo Trail”: “18 Where is Captain Whipple?,” “19 The Village of Looking Glass,” “20 Short Trail of Lieutenant Rains,” “21 Ride Proud at Peeta Auüwa,” “22 The Clearwater Fight,” “23 Good-Bye, Fair Land!” “Book IV: The Big Hole”: “24 We Leave the Lodgepoles,” “25 War Talk at Weippe Prairie,” “26 The Lolo Trail,” “27 The Bitterroot Treaty,” “28 The Council of Tinukin,” “29 Battle of the Big Hole,” “30 Rescue of Red Nose,” “31 Camas Meadows” “Book V: The Bear Paws”: “32 The Killer Scouts,” “33 Canyon Creek and Cow Island,” “34 The Telegraph,” “35 Place of the Manure Fires,” “36 From Where the Sun Now Stands,” “37 Beyond the Bear Paws”

Description: Fictionalized story of the Nez Perce War in 1877.

Reviews: “From Where the Sun Now Stands.” Review of From Where the Sun Now Stands, by Will Henry. Kirkus Reviews, n.d. https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/will-henry/from-where-the-sun-now-stands/

Note: 2001 large print edition used for ready availability. Page numbers may vary.

Keywords: Fiction, Historical Fiction, 19th Century History, Nez Perce War, Chief Joseph, General Howard, Novels, Literature

 

C10. Hunt, Bonnie Jo and Hunt, Lawrence J.; A Difficult Passage (A forgotten tale of the Oregon Trail): A Lone Wolf Clan Book [2002] 2002

A Difficult Passage / (A forgotten tale of the Oregon Trail) / Whitman Mission Murderers Remain / at Large; a Regiment of Mounted Riflemen Is Ordered to Bring Them In / by / Bonnie Jo Hunt / and / Lawrence J. Hunt / “The mules were poor, unbroken, and by no means / calculated for such a march… the drivers were not / only stupid, but totally ignorant of their duty….” / Major Osborne Cross, May 20, 1849 / A Lone Wolf Clan Book, Vol. VII

Location: Enterprise Public Library; Enterprise, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 7 in the Lone Wolf Clan series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. picture; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. ‘Words of Appreciation;’ vi. ‘Route of the Regiment of the Mounted Riflemen’ map; 1-2. ‘Preface;’ 3-226. text; 227-28. ‘Epilogue;’ unpaginated page. ‘Historical Note;’ unpaginated page. ‘About the Authors;’ 4 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: 33 untitled chapters

Description: Fictionalized story of the volunteer army sent to punish the members of the Cayuse tribe responsible for the attack on white settlers and the Whitman family at the Whitman Mission during the measles epidemic brought on by the white settlers. Among the army is a half-Nez Perce man named Michael Two Feathers. Features other Nez Perce characters and mentions of the Nez Perce tribe.

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Settlers, Politics, Missionaries, Religion, Novels, Literature

 

C11. Hunt, Bonnie Jo and Hunt, Lawrence J.; Cayuse Country: A Lone Wolf Clan Book [1999] 1999

Cayuse Country / A Flood of Emigrants Cross the ‘Big / Open’ Threatening to Overwhelm the /  Cayuse Homeland / by / Bonnie Jo Hunt / and / Lawrence J. Hunt / Will you ever begin to understand the meaning of the / very soil beneath your feet? From a grain of sand / to a great mountain, all is sacred… / A Lone Wolf Clan Book, Vol. IV

Location: Enterprise Public Library: Enterprise, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 4 in the Lone Wolf Clan series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. picture; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. blank; v. copyright; vi-vii. ‘Stephen Meek’s Shortcut Across the Oregan Desert’ map; viii. blank; 1. dedication; 2. blank; 3-4. ‘Foreword;’ 5-237. text; 238. ‘After Word;’ 239. ‘A Special Note from the Authors;’ 240. ‘About the Authors’

Text Contents: 28 untitled chapters

Description: Fictionalized story involving the Cayuse, the Whitman missionaries, and Nez Perce characters in the midst of western expansion from the Oregon Trail and a measles epidemic.

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Settlers, Missionaries, Religion, Novels, Literature

 

C12. Hunt, Bonnie Jo and Hunt, Lawrence J.; Land Without a Country: A Lone Wolf Clan Book [2000] 2000

Land Without a Country / It Was a Great Land Coveted by Many but / Held by None. Who Would Have the / Courage to Claim It as Theirs? / by / Bonnie Jo Hunt / and Lawrence J. Hunt / Every part of this country is sacred to my people. / Every hillside, every valley, every plain and grove / has been hallowed by some fond memory or / some sad experience of my tribe. / Chief Seattle, Duwamish / A Lone Wolf Clan Book, Vol. V

Location: Enterprise Public Library; Enterprise, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 5 in the Lone Wolf Clan series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. picture; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. blank; v. copyright; vi. picture and quote by Catherine Cornwall DeMoss; vii. dedication; viii. ‘Foreword;’ ix. ‘Copy of original map drawn by Catherine Cornwall DeMoss;’ x. blank; 1-238. text; 239-40. ‘Afterword from L. J. Hunt;’ unpaginated page. artist’s conception of Whitman Mission; unpaginated page. ‘About the Authors;’ 4 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: 31 untitled chapters

Description: Fictionalized story of the Cayuse and Whitman Mission. Features Nez Perce characters and mentions of the Nez Perce tribe.

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Missionaries, Religion, Novels, Literature

 

C13. Hunt, Bonnie Jo and Hunt, Lawrence J.; Death on the Umatilla [2001] 2001

Death on the / Umatilla / Whitman Mission Murderers Are at / Large; a Volunteer Army Attempts / to Bring Them to Justice / by / Bonnie Jo Hunt and Lawrence J. Hunt / “If I give up my men that killed the settlers, to let / them be tried by your law, will you give up / your men that killed our women to let / them be tried by our law?” / Captain Jack, Modoc / A Lone Wolf Clan Book, Vol. VI

Location: Enterprise Public Library; Enterprise, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 6 in the Lone Wolf Clan series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. picture; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. ‘Words of Appreciation;’ vi. ‘The Oregon Country After the Treaty with Great Britain 1846’ map; 1-2. ‘Foreword;’ 3-226. text; unpaginated page. ‘Authors’ Note;’ unpaginated page. ‘About the Authors;’ unpaginated page. ‘The general homeland areas of Indian tribes on the Columbia River Plateau in 1848’ map; unpaginated page. ‘Sites of importance in Colonel Cornelius Gilliam’s 1848 foray into the land of the Cayuse’ map; 4 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: 31 untitled chapters

Description: Fictionalized story of the volunteer army sent to punish the members of the Cayuse tribe responsible for the attack on white settlers and the Whitman family at the Whitman Mission during the measles epidemic brought on by the white settlers. Features Nez Perce characters and mentions of the Nez Perce tribe.

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Settlers, Politics, Missionaries, Religion, Novels, Literature

 

C14. Hunt, Bonnie Jo and Hunt, Lawrence J.; Raven Wing: A Lone Wolf Clan Book [1998, 1999] 1999

Raven Wing / A Tale of Love and Spiritual Seeking / Embroiled in a Clash of Cultures / by / Bonnie Jo Hunt / & / Lawrence J. Hunt / … Do not forget every dawn as it comes is sacred, / and every day is holy, for the light comes from / your Father… And also you must always remember / that the two-leggeds and all the other people / who stand on this earth are sacred and / should be treated as such. / White Buffalo Woman, Oglala / A Lone Wolf Clan Book, Vol. II / Revised Edition 1999

Location: Enterprise Public Library; Enterprise, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 2 in the Lone Wolf Clan series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. picture; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. blank; v. copyright; vi. blank; vii. dedication; viii-ix. ‘The Land Where the Lone Wolf Clan Roamed’ map; x. ‘Historical Note;’ 1-206. text; 207. ‘About the Authors;’ unpaginated blank

Text Contents: 29 untitled chapters

Description: Fictionalized story of the Nez Perce, including the story of missionaries Jason Lee, William Gray, and the Spaldings and Whitmans, and the rendezvous called summer fur fairs.

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Settlers, Missionaries, Religion, Novels, Literature

 

C15. Hunt, Bonnie Jo and Hunt, Lawrence J.; The Last Rendezvous: A Lone Wolf Clan Book [1998] 1998

The Last Rendezvous / A Tale of High Adventure and Tragedy / in the Final Days When Mountain Men / Reigned Supreme / by / Bonnie Jo Hunt / and / Lawrence J. Hunt / … We have now to deal with another race— small and feeble / when our fathers first met them but now great and overbearing. / Strangely enough they have a mind to till the soil and / the love of possession is a disease with them. / Sitting Bull, Lakota / A Lone Wolf Clan Book, Vol. III

Location: Enterprise Public Library; Enterprise, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 3 in the Lone Wolf Clan series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. picture; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. blank; v. copyright; vi-vii. ‘The Western Frontier 1840, Year of the Last Rendezvous’ map; viii. blank; ix. ‘Historical Note;’ 1-237. text; unpaginated page. ‘About the Authors;’ unpaginated blank

Text Contents: 29 untitled chapters

Description: Fictionalized story involving the Nez Perce and mountain men in the mid-1800’s. The story concerns the last ‘rendezvous’ of the mountain men, where they would emerge from the mountains to collect supplies for the coming year.

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Settlers, Novels, Literature

 

C16. Hunt, Bonnie Jo and Hunt, Lawrence J.; The Cry of the Coyote: A Lone Wolf Clan Book [2003] 2003

The Cry of the / Coyote / Five Men Face the Gallows. Three / Are Believed to Be Innocent; / Will They Hang, Too? / by / Bonnie Jo Hunt / and / Lawrence J. Hunt / “They spoke very loudly when they said their laws / were made for everybody, but we soon learned that / although they expected us to keep them, they thought / nothing of breaking them themselves…” / Plenty Coups, Crow / A Lone Wolf Clan Book, Vol. VIII

Location: Enterprise Public Library; Enterprise, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 8 in the Lone Wolf Clan series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. picture; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. ‘Words of Appreciation;’ vi. ‘The Oregon Country After the Treaty with Great Britain 1846’ map; 1-2. ‘Historical Backdrop;’ 3-228. text; 2 unpaginated pages. ‘Historical Note;’ unpaginated page. painting of Oregon City; unpaginated page. ‘About the Authors;’ 2 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: 41 untitled chapters

Description: Fictionalized story of the attackers on the Whitman Mission facing potential death penalty. Features Nez Perce characters and mentions of the Nez Perce tribe.

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Missionaries, Religion, Politics, Novels, Literature

 

C17. Hunt, Bonnie Jo and Hunt, Lawrence J.; The Great Powwow (The Day Mother Earth Was Stolen Away): A Lone Wolf Clan Book [2004] 2004

The Great Powwow / (The Day Mother Earth Was Stolen Away) / Thousands of Indian People Are Promised a / New Life If They Will Give Their Homelands / To the Great White Father / by / Bonnie Jo Hunt / and / Lawrence J. Hunt / This country holds your father’s body. Never sell the bones of your father and mother…. / Dying words of Tuekakas, father of Chief Joseph, Nez Perce / A Lone Wolf Clan Book, Vol. IX

Location: Enterprise Public Library; Enterprise, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 9 in the Lone Wolf Clan series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. picture; ii. copyright; iii. full title; iv. ‘Words of Appreciation;’ v. ‘A Visit to Lone Wolf Country;’ vi. ‘Northwest Territories 1853’ map; 1-224. text; unpaginated page. ‘About the Authors;’ unpaginated page. information on the Lone Wolf Clan series

Text Contents: 31 untitled chapters

Description: Fictionalized story of land treaty negotiations between Indians, specifically the Nez Perce, and the whites.

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Politics, Novels, Literature

 

C18. Hunt, Bonnie Jo and Hunt, Lawrence J.; The Lone Wolf Clan: A Lone Wolf Clan Book [1998] 1998

The Lone Wolf Clan / An Awesome Vision Launches the Lone Wolf Clan / on a Journey that Changes Their Lives Forever / by / Bonnie Jo Hunt / and / Lawrence J. Hunt / We have always been here. We would rather die here. Our fathers did. / We cannot leave them here. Our children were born here— how / can we go away? If you give us the best place in the world, / it is not so good for us as this…. This is our home. / Weinock, Yakima / A Lone Wolf Clan Book, Vol 1

Location: Enterprise Public Library; Enterprise, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 1 of the Lone Wolf Clan series. Vol. 1: inside cover. ‘Lands Where the Lone Wolf Clan Roamed’ map; (unpaginated) i. picture; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. blank; v. copyright; vi. blank; vii. ‘A Note from the Authors;’ viii. blank; ix. dedication; x. blank; 1-229. text; 230. ‘Historical Note;’ 231. ‘About the Authors;’ 2 unpaginated blanks; inside cover. Lands Where the Lone Wolf Clan Roamed’ map

Text Contents: 25 untitled chapters

Description: Fictionalized story of the Nez Perce tribe.

Keyword: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Culture, Novels, Literature

 

C19. Hunt, Bonnie Jo and Hunt, Lawrence J.; Vision Seeker (Patriarch of the People in Peril): A Lone Wolf Clan Book [2005] 2005

Vision Seeker / (Patriarch of a People in Peril) / Their Precious Horses Were Slaughtered, / Their Lodges Burned and Food Storehouses / Destroyed. What Does the Future Hold? / by / Bonnie Jo Hunt / and / Lawrence J. Hunt / “I could not help thinking that there was a better way to deal / with Indians than to begin conquering sword and / follow it up with starvation… / General Oliver O. Howard, US Army / A Lone Wolf Clan Book, Vol. X

Location: Enterprise Public Library; Enterprise, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 10 in the Lone Wolf Clan series. Vol. 1: (unpaginated) i. picture; ii. copyright; iii. full title; iv. ‘Words of Appreciation;’ v. ‘Foreword;’ vi. ‘Foreword;’ vii. ‘Northwest Territories 1855’ map; 1-222. text; 223-24. ‘Afterword;’ unpaginated page. ‘About the Authors;’ unpaginated page. information on the Lone Wolf Clans series

Text Contents: 31 untitled chapters

Description: Fictionalized story of western expansion through the eyes of the Lone Wolf Clan as steam engine trains begin to come to the west. Features Nez Perce characters and mentions of the Nez Perce tribe.

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Settlers, Novels, Literature

 

C24. Johnston, Terry C.; Cries from the Earth: The Outbreak of the Nez Perce War and the Battle of White Bird Canyon, June 17, 1877 [1999] 1999

Cries / from / the / Earth / The Outbreak of the Nez Perce War / and the / Battle of White Bird Canyon / June 17, 1877 / Terry C. Johnston / St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Location: Enterprise Public Library; Enterprise, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 14 in The Plainsmen Series. Vol. 1: front cover and unpaginated page. illustration; unpaginated page. portraits of Emily FitzGerald, General Oliver Otis Howard, and Arthur “Ad” Chapman and unidentified Nez Perce man; i. ‘High Praise for the Work of Terry C. Johnston;’ ii. blank; iii. ‘High Praise for the Work of Terry C. Johnston’ continued; iv. ‘The Plainsmen Series by Terry C. Johnston;’ v. full title; vi. copyright; vii. dedication; viii-ix. ‘The Outbreak of the Nez Perce War’ map; x. ‘Murders along the Salmon River’ map; xi. ‘Detail Map;’ xii. ‘The Battle of White Bird Creek, June 17, 1877’ map; xiii-xix. ‘Cries from the Earth Cast of Characters;’ xx. blank; xxi. quotes from Patricia Nelson Limerick, Private John P Schorr, Robert M. Utley, Jerome A. Greene, and John D. McDermott; xxii. blank; 1-3. ‘Introduction;’ 4. blank; 5-15. ‘Prologue;’ 16-427. text; 428-29. ‘Epilogue;’ 430-58. ‘Afterword;’ back cover. portraits of Sergeant Michael McCarthy, Seeskoomke/No Feet, and Tolo

Text Contents: 48 untitled chapters

Description: Fictionalized description of the outbreak and first battle of the Nez Perce War. Features real-life characters and events.

Reviews: Excerpts of some reviews found at https://us.macmillan.com/criesfromtheearth/terrycjohnston/9781466843233

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Nez Perce War, Chief Joseph, General Howard, Novels, Literature

 

C25. Johnston, Terry C.; Lay the Mountains Low: The Flight of the Nez Perce from Idaho and the Battle of the Big Hole, August 9-10, 1877 [2000, 2001] 2000

Lay the / Mountains / Low / The Flight of the Nez Perce from Idaho / and the Battle of the Big Hole, / August 9-10, 1877 / Terry C. Johnston / St. Martin’s Press – New York

Location: Enterprise Public Library; Enterprise, Oregon and Alvin M. & Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture

Collation: 1 volume, volume 2 of The Plainsmen Series. Vol. 1: 2 unpaginated blanks; i. half title; ii. ‘The Plainsmen Series by Terry C. Johnston; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. note on illustrations; vi-vii. ‘Nez Perce Country’ map; viii-ix. ‘Battle of the Big Hole’ map; x. blank; xi. ‘Battle of the Clearwater’ map; xii. blank; xiii-xvii. ‘Cast of Characters;’ xviii. blank; xix. quotes by Joseph, Jerome A. Greene, and White Bird; xx. blank; xxi-xxii. ‘Author’s Foreword;’ xxiii-xxiv. pictures of Yellow Wolf, Second Lieutenant Sevier M. Rains, Cottonwood Ranch and Hotel, Looking Glass, Dr. Jenkins (John) A. Fitzgerald, and Colonel John Gibbon; xxv. half title; xxvi. blank; 1-5. ‘Prologue;’ 6-477. text; 478-82. ‘Epilogue;’ 483-95. ‘Author’s Afterword;’ unpaginated blank; unpaginated page. ‘About the Author;’ 7 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: 67 untitled chapters

Description: Fictionalized telling of the Nez Perce’s exile into Idaho and the following battle, the Battle of the Big Hole, the bloodiest battle of the Nez Perce War.

Reviews: “Lay the Mountains Low. Review of Lay the Mountains Low: The Flight of the Nez Perce from Idaho and the Battle of the Big Hole, August 9-10, 1877, by Terry C. Johnston. Publishers Weekly, May 29, 2000. https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-312-26189-4

“Lay the Mountains Low. Review of Lay the Mountains Low: The Flight of the Nez Perce from Idaho and the Battle of the Big Hole, August 9-10, 1877, by Terry C. Johnston. Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2000. https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/terry-c-johnston/lay-the-mountains-low/

 

C28. Kirkpatrick, Jane; The Memory Weaver: A Novel [2015] 2015

The / Memory / Weaver / A Novel / Jane Kirkpatrick / Revell / a division of Baker Publishing Group / Grand Rapids, Michigan

Location: Wallowa Public Library; Wallowa, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: 1. ‘Praise for A Light in the Wilderness’ and a review of The Memory Weaver; 2. blank; 3. half title; 4. blank; 5. full title; 6. copyright; 7. dedication; 8. quotes from Salvador Dali and John Danville; 9-10. ‘Cast of Characters;’ 11. map; 12. blank; 13-14. ‘Prologue;’ 15-325. text; 326. blank; 327. ‘Epilogue;’ 328. blank; 329-39. ‘Author’s Notes and Acknowledgments;’ 340. blank; 341-44. ‘Author Interview;’ 345-48. ‘Discussion Questions;’ unpaginated page. author information; unpaginated page. information about author’s website; 2 unpaginated pages. information about author’s other books

Text Contents: “Part One”: “1 In the Beginning,” “2 Finding the Center,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “3 The River’s Edge,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “4 Secrets,” “5 Sacrifices,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “6 Cookstove Wisdom,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “7 Held Hostage,” “8 Making Things Work,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “9 Anxiety Shifting,” “10 Vows,” “11 To Make a Bed and Lie in It,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “12 A Full House,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “13 Lost and Found,” “14 Learning the Language of Marriage,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “15 Stretching through the Darkness” “Part Two”: “16 Unpredictable,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “17 The Choice,” “18 That Which Sustains,” “19 Changing Plans,” “20 Heading Backward,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “21 Leaving,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “22 Segments of the Past,” “23 Knitting Lives,” “24 Picking Up Lost Stitches,” “25 A Studied Change,” “The Diary of Eliza Spalding,” “26 Grateful I Am,” “27 New Sight,” “28 Finding Hollow Pieces,” “29 A Gold Ring,” “30 Like a Second Heart”

Description: Fictionalized story of Eliza Spalding Warren, daughter of Henry and Eliza Spalding, missionaries to the Nez Perce. Eliza Spalding Warren finds her mother’s diary and looks through it to discover more about her past.

Reviews: “The Memory Weaver.” Review of The Memory Weaver: A Novel, by Jane Kirkpatrick. Historical Novel Reviews, November 2015. https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/the-memory-weaver/

“The Memory Weaver.” Review of The Memory Weaver: A Novel, by Jane Kirkpatrick. Publishers Weekly, July 27, 2015. https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-8007-2232-6

Glans, Patsy. “The Memory Weaver.” Review of The Memory Weaver: A Novel, by Jane Kirkpatrick. RT Book Reviews. https://www.rtbookreviews.com/book-review/memory-weaver

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Missionaries, Settlers, Religion, Novels, Literature

 

C32. Nerburn, Kent; Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy [2005, 2006, 2009] 2006

Chief Joseph / & the Flight of the Nez Perce / The Untold Story of an American Tragedy / Kent Nerburn / HarperOne / An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers

Location: Alvin & Betty M. Josephy Library of Western History and Culture; Joseph, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: i. half title; ii. ‘Other Books by Kent Nerburn;’ iii. copyright; iv. dedication; v. blank; vi-viii. ‘Contents;’ ix-xxiii. ‘Introduction;’ two unpaginated blanks. ‘The Flight and Exile of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce People, 1877-1895’ map; unpaginated blank; 1-396. text; 397-98. ‘Epilogue: ‘The Noblest Indian of Them All;’’ 399-419. ‘A Note on Sources;’ unpaginated blank; unpaginated page. ‘About the Author;’ unpaginated blank

Text Contents: “Part I A Time of Hope”: “1. ‘We Thought They Might Be Descended from Dogs,’” “2. A Harvest for the Lord,” “3. A Child of Two Worlds,” “4. A Tide of Laws and Men,” “5. ‘We Will Not Give Up the Land,’” “6. ‘I Am a Man; You Will Not Tell Me What to Do” “Part 2 A Time of War”: “7. ‘There Have Been Killings,’” “8. ‘We Are Here Living Peacefully and Want No Trouble,’” “9. ‘The Most Terrible Mountains I Ever Beheld,’” “10. ‘In a Dream Last Night I Saw Myself Killed,’” “11. ‘Pursue Them to the Death,’” “12. Alone in a Strange Country,” “13. ‘Our People Are Hungry and Weak,’” “14. ‘I Think We Will All Be Caught and Killed,’” “15. ‘Soldiers Are Coming,’” “16. ‘Colonel Miles Wants to Meet with Chief Joseph,’” “17. ‘It Is Cold and We Have No Blankets’” “Part 3 A Time of Betrayal and Exile”: “18. ‘You Will Be Returned to Your Homeland,’” “19. ‘You Must Move Again,’” “20. ‘When Will These White Chiefs Begin to Tell the Truth,’” “21. Is It Possible That the Noble Red Man Is Not a Myth?,’” “22. ‘A Good Country to Get Rid of Indians In,’” “23. ‘I Have Heard Talk and Talk but Nothing Is Done,’” “24. ‘I Know What Is Good for You Now, Mr. Indian,’” “25. ‘We Won’t Be Responsible for Their Lives 24 Hours After Their Arrival,’” “26. ‘I Would Be Happy with Very Little’”

Description: Fictionalized account of the Nez Perce War and exile. Characters include Chief Joseph, General Oliver Otis Howard, Lewis and Clark, General William Tecumseh Sherman, General George Armstrong Custer, and Sitting Bull.

Reviews: Brussat, Frederic and Mary Ann. “Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce.” Review of Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy, by Kent Nerburn. Spirituality and Practice. n.d., http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/books/reviews/view/10131

Thrush, Coll. “Kent Nerburn. Chief Joseph and the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy.” Review of Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy, by Kent Nerburn. H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online, July 2006, Reviews. http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=11983

“Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce.” Review of Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy, by Kent Nerburn. Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2005. https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/kent-nerburn/chief-joseph-the-flight-of-the-nez-perce/

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Nez Perce War, Chief Joseph, General Howard, Lewis and Clark, Novels, Literature

 

C33. O’Dell, Scott and Hall, Elizabeth; Thunder Rolling in the Mountains [1992, 1993, 2010] 1992

Thunder Rolling / in the Mountains / Scot O’Dell and / Elizabeth Hall / Houghton Mifflin Company / Boston

Location: Enterprise Public Library; Enterprise, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: two unpaginated blanks; i. half title; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. dedication; vi. blank; vii. ‘Also by Scott O’Dell;’ viii. blank; ix-x. ‘Foreword;’ xi. half title; xii-xiii. ‘Route of the Nez Perce’ map; xiv. blank; 1-126. text; 127-28. ‘Afterword;’ 4 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: 23 untitled chapters

Description: Juvenile fiction story about the Nez Perce War.

Note: Manuscript of the work was unpublished after O’Dell’s death, but the work was completed by his wife, Elizabeth Hall, also an author.

Reviews: “Thunder Rolling in the Mountains.” Review of Thunder Rolling in the Mountains, by Scott O’Dell and Elizabeth Hall. Publishers Weekly, March 30, 1992. https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-395-59966-2

“Thunder Rolling in the Mountains.” Review of Thunder Rolling in the Mountains, by Scott O’Dell and Elizabeth Hall. Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 1992. https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/scott-odell/thunder-rolling-in-the-mountains/

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Nez Perce War, Chief Joseph, Novels, Literature

 

C34. Osborne, David; The Coming: A Novel [2017] 2017

The Coming / A Novel / David Osborne / Bloomsbury / New York, London, Oxford, New Delhi, Sydney

Location: Alvin M. & Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture; Joseph, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: i. half title; ii. ‘By the Same Author; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. dedication; vi. blank; vii. ‘Contents;’ viii. ‘List of Maps;’ 1-501. text; 502-08. ‘Epilogue;’ 509-12. ‘A Note on History;’ 513-14. ‘Acknowledgements;’ 515-18. ‘Glossary;’ 519. ‘Family Tree;’ 520. ‘A Note on the Author’

Text Contents: “Part I. Contact,” “Part II. Friendship,” “Part III. Betrayal,” “Part IV. War”

Description: Fictionalized account of the life of Daytime Smoke, the real-life son of William Clark and a Nez Perce woman, including his time during the Nez Perce War.

Reviews: “The Coming.” Review of The Coming, by David Osborne. Kirkus Reviews, December 27, 2016. https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/david-osborne/the-coming/

“The Coming.” Review of The Coming, by David Osborne. Publishers Weekly, January 2, 2017. https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-63286-385-0

Kachuba, John. “The Coming.” Review of The Coming, by David Osborne. The Historical Novels Review, February 2017. https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/the-coming/

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Lewis and Clark, Nez Perce War, Novels, Literature

 

C35. Palmer, Pamela Lynn Horse of the Dawn [2005] 2005

Horse of the / Dawn / Pamela Lynn Palmer / PublishAmerica / PublishAmerica / Baltimore

Location: University of Idaho Library, University of Idaho; Moscow, Idaho

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: 1. full title; 2. copyright; 3. dedication; 4. information on real-life characters; 5. ‘Contents;’ 6. blank; 7-89. text; 7 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: “Chapter 1 The Race for Horse of the Dawn,” “Chapter 2 The Search for the Weyekin,” “Chapter 3 The River of No Return,” “Chapter 4 The Place of Butterflies,” “Chapter 5 Escape from Lapwai,” “Chapter 6 The Return of the Horse of the Dawn,” “Chapter 7 The Vision of Two Rivers,” “Chapter 8 The Death of the First Warrior,” “Chapter 9 The Battle at Clearwater River,” “Chapter 10 Raid near Kamiah,” “Chapter 11 Montana, a False Heaven,” “Chapter 12 The Snowflowers,” “Chapter 13 Journey to Yellowstone and Beyond,” “Chapter 14 Friend against Friend, Brother against Brother,” “Chapter 15 The Final Battle at Bear Paws”

Description: Juvenile fiction story of orphaned two Nez Perce teens, Full Moon and Snowflower, during the Nez Perce War. The two are captured by the whites and put in a boarding school, Full Moon experiences romance, and Snowflower learns about maturity. A palomino horse named Horse of the Dawn makes several appearances. 

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century Fiction, Historical Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Romance, Culture, Novels, Literature

 

C40. Schlesier, Karl H.; Aurora Crossing: A Novel of the Nez Perces [2008] 2008

Karl H. Schlesier / Aurora Crossing / Texas Tech / University Press

Location: Wallowa Public Library; Wallowa, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol 1: 2 unpaginated blanks; i. half title; ii. photograph; iii. full title; iv. copyrights; v. quotes from Saint-Jogn Perse and Sharon Nell and Margaret Haggstrom, translators; vi. blank; vii-ix. ‘Author’s Note;’ x. blank; xi-xii. ‘Cast of Persons;’ 1. half title; 2. blank; 3-370. text; 371-73. ‘Epilogue;’ 374. blank; 375-77. ‘Sources for Further Reading;’ 378. blank; 379. ‘Acknowledgements;’ 3 unpaginated blanks

Text Contents: 26 untitled chapters

Description: Fiction story of a young Nez Perce man named John Seton in the 1870’s, living in north Central Idaho, then on a reservation, and then on the Salmon River with the Lamtama band.  After his mother’s death, he is drawn into the Nez Perce War. He encounters a message from Old Man Coyote and struggles to find his place in a clash of cultures.

Reviews: “Aurora Crossing.” Review of Aurora Crossing: A Novel of the Nez Perces, by Karl H. Schlesier. Kirkus Reviews, September 15, 2008. https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/karl-h-schlesier/aurora-crossing/

“Aurora Crossing.” Review of Aurora Crossing: A Novel of the Nez Perces, by Karl H. Schlesier. Historical Novel Reviews, November 2008. https://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/aurora-crossing/

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Nez Perce War, Religion, Legends, Culture, Novels, Literature

 

C43. Swayne, Zoa L. and Bates, Carol Ann Goodrich (editor); Do Them No Harm: An Interpretation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Among the Nez Perce Indians [1990, 2003 as Do Them No Harm!: Lewis and Clark Among the Nez Perce] 1990

Do Them No Harm! / An Interpretation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Among the Nez Perce Indians / Zoa L. Swayne / Author and Illustrator / Edited by Carol Ann Goodrich Bates / Published by Legacy House Inc. / Orofino, Idaho

Location: The Oregon Historical Society Research Library; Portland, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: Front cover and unpaginated page. ‘Westward Journey of Lewis and Clark through Nez Perce Country;’ unpaginated page. blank; i. half title; ii. blank; iii. full title; iv. copyright; v. dedication; vi. blank; vii-xi. ‘Table of Contents;’ xii. blank; xiii-xv. ‘Preface;’ xvi. blank; xvii-xix. ‘Acknowledgements;’ xx. blank; xxi. ‘Editor’s Comments; xxii. blank; xxiii-xxvi. ‘The Characters— The Nee-Mee-Poo and the So-Yap-pos;’ xxvii-xxix. ‘Nee-Mee-Poo Calendar and Glossary;’ xxx. blank; xxxi. half title; xxxii. blank; 1-318. text; 319-331. ‘Chapter Notes;’ 332-336. ‘Appendix;’ 337-341. ‘Bibliography;’ 342-348. ‘Index;’ 5 unpaginated blanks; unpaginated page and back cover. ‘Eastward Journey of Lewis and Clark through Nez Perce County’

Text Contents: “Chapter 1— The People,” “Chapter 2— We-Ya-Oo-Yit,” “Chapter 3— Clark to the River,” “Chapter 4— So-Ya-Pos! Do Them No Harm!,” “Chapter 5— The Oyaip Council,” “Chatper 6— In Search of Canoe Timber,” “Chapter 7— Canoe Camp,” “Chapter 8— Downriver,” “Chapter 9— The Cold Moons,” “Chapter 10— Return of the So-Yap-Pos,” “Chapter 11— The Kamiah Council,” “Chapter 12— Waiting for the Canoe,” “Chapter 13— Bears!,” “Chapter 14— Horses,” “Chapter 15— Good Medicine!,” “Chapter 16— Moon of Ah-Pah-Ahl,” “Chapter 17— Breaking Camp,” “Chapter 18— The First Attempt,” “Chapter 19— Ka-Oo-Yit,” “Chapter 20— Crossing the Mountains,” “Chapter 21— The Parting”

Description: Fictionalized telling of the interactions between the Nez Perce and the Corps of Discovery, among other tribes.

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Lewis and Clark, Politics, Culture, Novels, Literature

 

C44. Vollmann, William T.; The Dying Grass: A Novel of the Nez Perce War [2015, 2016] 2015

Seven Dreams / A Book of North American Landscapes / by / William T. Vollmann / Viking

Location: Alvin M. & Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture; Joseph, Oregon

Collation: 1 volume, volume 5 in Seven Dreams series. Vol. 1: i. half title; ii. blank; iii. ‘Also by William T. Vollmann;’ iv. blank; v. full title; vi. blank; vii. ‘Seven Dreams;’ viii. copyright; ix. ‘Fifth Dream / The Dying Grass;’ x. blank; xi. dedication; xii. blank; xiii. quote from Parkman; xiv. blank; xv. ‘Contents;’ xvi. readers’ note; xvii. ‘List of Maps;’ xviii. blank; 1-1213. text; 1214-15. quotes from Milo Milton Quaife, Congressman J. Smith Young, Ulysses S. Grant, and Brigadier General Oliver Otis Howard; 1216. picture; 1217-351. ‘Chronology / Glossaries / Sources / [and a few notes]’ (1218. blank; 1219-20. ‘A Chronology of the Seven Ages of Wineland / V. The Age of Dying Grass;’ 1221. ‘The Shrinking Reservation’ map; 1222-28. chronology continued; 1229-70. ‘Glossaries;’ 1271-351. ‘Sources / [and a few notes]’); 1352. blank; 1353. ‘Captions;’ 1354. blank; 1355-56. ‘Acknowledgements;’ unpaginated blanks.

Text Contents: “The Dying Grass”: “I Indian Service,” “II Edisto,” “III The Burial of Lieutenant Theller,” “IV I Am Flying Up,” “V The Rest of My Days,” “VI Very Beautiful and Almost Automatic,” “VII Detached Pictures,” “VIII Raised My Eyes,” “IX The Americans Are Your Friends,” “Dinosaurs and Cycads”

Description: Fictionalized telling of the Nez Perce War from the perspective of General O. O. Howard with flashbacks to the Civil War. Includes supporting characters of historical significance: Sound of Running Feet (Chief Joseph’s daughter), Springtime and Good Woman (Chief Joseph’s wives), Colonel David Perry (of the war’s first battle), War-Chief Looking Glass, and C.E.S. Wood.

Reviews: Smiley, Jane. “‘The Dying Grass’, by William T. Vollmann.” Review of The Dying Grass, by William T. Vollmann. The New York Times, July 29, 2015, Sunday Book Review. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/02/books/review/the-dying-grass-by-william-t-vollmann.html

Treur, David. “William Vollmann’s ‘The Dying Grass’ is the reading experience of a lifetime.” Review of The Dying Grass, by William T. Vollmann. The Washington Post, July 30, 2015, Books. https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/william-vollmanns-the-dying-grass-is-the-reading-experience-of-a-lifetime/2015/07/26/93a0769a-2edc-11e5-8353-1215475949f4_story.html?utm_term=.ffee43208c10

Wright, David. “‘The Dying Grass’: epic novel of the Nez Perce War.” Review of The Dying Grass, by William T. Vollmann. The Seattle Times, August 9, 2015, Books and Entertainment. http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/books/the-dying-grass-epic-novel-of-the-nez-perce-war/

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Nez Perce War, Chief Joseph, General Howard, C.E.S. Wood, Novels, Literature

 

C45. Williams, Jack R.; Be Brave, Tah-hy!: The Journey of Chief Joseph’s Daughter [2012] 2012

Be Brave, Tah-hy! / The Journey of chief Joseph’s Daughter / Jack R. Williams / Illustrations by Jo Proferes / WSU / Press / Washington State University Press / Pullman, Washington

Location: Alvin M. & Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: i. full title; ii. copyright; iii. ‘Table of Contents;’ iv. blank; v. ‘Preface;’ vi. blank; vii. ‘Foreword;’ viii. ‘Nez Perce Country’ map; 1-129. text; 130. ‘Epilogue;’ 131. ‘About the Author’ and ‘About the Illustrator;’ 132. ‘Suggested Further Reading;’ 133-34. ‘Glossary of Nez Perce Words’

Text Contents: “Walowa,” “Split Rocks,” “White Bird,” “Clearwater,” “Kamiah,” “Weippe Prairie,” “Lolo Trail,” “Bitterroot Valley,” “Big Hole,” “Yellowstone Park,” “Crow Country,” “Big Muddy,” “Bears Paw,” “Escape,” “Sitting Bull’s Village,” “Going Home,” “Home?,” “Lapwai,” “Weddings,” “Agency Life,” “Father Returns,” “Special Agent Fletcher,” “Betrayed”

Descriptions: Juvenile fiction, fictionalized description of the Nez Perce War and journey to the reservation told from the perspective of Chief Joseph’s 12-year-old daughter.

Keywords: Fiction, 19th Century History, Historical Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Chief Joseph, Nez Perce War, Novels, Literature

 

D. Plays

 

D1. Casteal, David and Harnetiaux, Bryan. “[21].” In York, 26. Spokane, WA: unknown publisher, 2006. http://www.bryanharnetiauxplays.com/pdf/york-pdf.pdf.

Note: Section 21 of the play about York, William Clark’s black slave, contains references to the Nez Perce during the Lewis and Clark exploration.

Keywords: Plays, 19th Century History, Lewis and Clark, Literature

 

E. Poetry

 

E12. Wood, C. E. S. “Man’s Battle with the Titans Is Begun.” In Wood Works: The Life and Writings of Charles Erskine Scott Wood edited by Edwin Bingham and Time Barnes, 86. Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University Press, 1997. Originally published in C. E. S. Wood Sonnets, 1918.

Note: Sonnet composed upon Wood’s return through the area he passed through to join in the Nez Perce War. Generally thought to be about the Nez Perce.

Keywords: Poetry, 19th Century History, C.E.S. Wood, Nez Perce War, Literature

 

F. Short Stories

 

F7. Liberty, David Michael, and Mary Christina Wood. “Oregon Voices: It’s Never Too Late to Give Away a Horse.” Oregon Historical Quarterly 105, no. 1 (2004): 96-107. http://www.jstor.org/stable/20615394.

Keywords: Creative Nonfiction, C.E.S. Wood, 19th Century History, Short Stories, Literature

 

F18. “The Joke Was on the Whites in Pendleton.” In The Stories We Tell: An Anthology of Oregon Folk Literature edited by Suzi Jones and Jarold Ramsey, 29-30. Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University Press, 1994. Originally published in the Oregonian, p. 1 (Portland, Oregon: 1837).

Keywords: Creative Nonfiction, 19th Century History, Short Stories, Literature

 

F20. Williamson, Darcy. “‘A Perfect Torrent’— General Oliver Otis Howard.” In River Tales of Idaho by Darcy Williamson, 117-22. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, 1997.

Keywords: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Historical Fiction, 19th Century History, Nez Perce War, General Howard, Short Stories, Literature

 

F21. Williamson, Darcy. “Bannock Attacks on the Snake.” In River Tales of Idaho by Darcy Williamson, 123-27. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, 1997.

Keywords: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Historical Fiction, 19th Century History, Short Stories, Literature

 

F22. Williamson, Darcy. “Disaster on the Salmon, 1832.” In River Tales of Idaho by Darcy Williamson, 21-24. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, 1997.

Keywords: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Historical Fiction, 19th Century History, Short Stories, Literature

 

F23. Williamson, Darcy. “Dworshak, Idaho’s White Elephant?.” In River Tales of Idaho by Darcy Williamson, 307-16. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, 1997.

Keywords: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Historical Fiction, 19th Century History, Short Stories, Literature

 

F24. Williamson, Darcy. “Greer Ferry.” In River Tales of Idaho by Darcy Williamson, 41-44. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, 1997.

Keywords: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Historical Fiction, 19th Century History, Short Stories, Literature

 

F25. Williamson, Darcy. “Lewis and Clark Turned Back.” In River Tales of Idaho by Darcy Williamson, 5-8. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, 1997.

Keywords: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Historical Fiction, 19th Century History, Lewis and Clark, Short Stories, Literature

 

F26. Williamson, Darcy. “James Henoty’s Salmon Fishery.” In River Tales of Idaho by Darcy Williamson, 99-102. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, 1997.

Keywords: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Historical Fiction, 19th Century History, Short Stories, Literature

 

F27. Williamson, Darcy. “Slaterville.” In River Tales of Idaho by Darcy Williamson, 45-48. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, 1997.

Keywords: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Historical Fiction, 19th Century History, Short Stories, Literature

 

F28. Williamson, Darcy. “Taylor’s Ferry Tale.” In River Tales of Idaho by Darcy Williamson, 213-17. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, 1997.

Keywords: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Historical Fiction, 19th Century History, Short Stories, Literature

 

F29. Williamson, Darcy. “The Abandonment of George Colgate.” In River Tales of Idaho by Darcy Williamson, 149-57. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, 1997.

Keywords: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Historical Fiction, 19th Century History, Short Stories, Literature

 

F30. Williamson, Darcy. “The Colonel Wright.” In River Tales of Idaho by Darcy Williamson, 75-79. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, 1997.

Keywords: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Historical Fiction, 19th Century History, Short Stories, Literature

 

F31. Williamson, Darcy. “‘The Snake River Is Very High’— Chief Joseph.” In River Tales of Idaho by Darcy Williamson, 111-16. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, 1997.

Keywords: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Historical Fiction, 19th Century History, Short Stories, Literature

 

F32. Williamson, Darcy. “The Wilson Price Hunt Party.” In River Tales of Idaho by Darcy Williamson, 11-15. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, 1997.

Keywords: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Historical Fiction, 19th Century History, Short Stories, Literature

 

H. CRITICISM

 

H2. Bartel, Roland, and Diana Grandberry. “The Power of Brevity in War Poetry.” The English Journal 86, no. 5 (1997): 72-75. doi:10.2307/820449.

Note: Reference and brief analysis of a portion of Chief’s Joseph’s surrender speech.

Keywords: Criticism, Poetry, 19th Century History, Chief Joseph, Nez Perce War

 

H3. Bingham, Edwin and Barnes, Tim. “Introduction to ‘Man’s Battle with the Titans Is Begun.” In Wood Works: The Life and Writings of Charles Erskine Scott Wood edited by Edwin Bingham and Time Barnes, 86. Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University Press, 1997.

Keywords: Criticism, Poetry, 19th Century History, C.E.S. Wood, Nez Perce War

 

H4. Cullick, Jonathan S. “Biography and the Poet: Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce.” In Making History: The Biographical Narratives of Robert Penn Warren, by Jonathan S. Cullick, 155-84. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2000.

Keywords: Criticism, Poetry, 19th Century History, Chief Joseph, Nez Perce War

 

H11. Ruppersburg, Hugh. “Chapter 4 Recovering the Past: Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce. In Robert Penn Warren and the American Imagination, by Hugh Ruppersburg, 112-28. Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press, 1990.

Keywords: Criticism, Poetry, 19th Century History, Chief Joseph, Nez Perce War

 

H12. Strandberg, Victor. American Literature 63, no. 4 (1991): 765. doi:10.2307/2926898.

Note: References and commentary on Robert Penn Warren’s narrative poem Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Who Called Themselves the Nimipu “The Real People.”

Keywords: Criticism, Poetry, 19th Century History, Chief Joseph, Nez Perce War

 

H13. Venn, George; Soldier to Advocate: C.E.S. Wood’s 1887 Legacy [2006] 2006

Soldier to Advocate: / C. E. S. Wood’s 1877 Legacy / A Soldier’s Unpublished Diary, Drawings, Poetry / and Letters of Alaska and the Nez Perce Conflict / by / George Venn / Wordcraft of Oregon LLC / The Grande Ronde Valley / La Grande, Oregon

Location: Alvin M. & Betty Josephy Library of Western History and Culture

Collation: 1 volume. Vol. 1: i. full title; ii. copyright; iii. ‘Contents;’ iv. ‘Other Works by George Venn;’ v-viii. ‘Credits/List of Illustrations;’ 1. portrait of C. E. S. Wood; 2-3. ‘Introduction;’ 4-92. text; 93. blank; 94-96. ‘Acknowledgements;’ 97. ‘About the Author;’ unpaginated blank

Text Contents: ‘Part I. The Explorer: I Do Not Wish to Loaf about Sitka,’ ‘Part II. The Soldier’s Diary: Facing the Probabilities by Writing,’ ‘Part III. The Advocate: His Drawings, Poems, and Prose,’ ‘Part IV. The Writer: A Legacy of Family Friendship, and Justice’

Description: Literary criticism of the works of C.E.S. Wood through biography. Includes several poems and diary excerpts, previously unpublished. Though these poems were technically unpublished until 2006, they are not included in the literary section of this bibliography because they were included for the purpose of critique in a nonfiction work.

Reviews: Evans, Steven R. Oregon Historical Quarterly 108, no. 3 (2007): 492-94. http://www.jstor.org/stable/20615772.

Keywords: Criticism, Poetry, C.E.S. Wood, Nez Perce War, Chief Joseph, 19th Century History

 

H14. Wood, Erskine. “Chapter II. Army Life and Indian Campaigns and Negotiations.” In Life of Charles Erskine Scott Wood, 13-24. Vancouver, Washington: Rose Wind Press, 1991.

Keywords: Criticism, C.E.S. Wood, Nez Perce War, Politics, 19th Century History, Chief Joseph, Poetry

 

 

 

 

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