Photo courtesy of the Redheart Family ©2015
APRIL – Ft. Vancouver’s Memorial
The NPTF honors the legacy of the Redheart Band,
the Three Feathers Band, the Cloud Band,
and many others that were falsely incarcerated
NEZ PERCE TRAIL FOUNDATION
Official Partner of the NPNHT
The support of the Nez Perce National Historic Trail, designated by Congress on October 6, 1986, is a major activity of the Nez Perce Trail Foundation. The Trail route is 1,170 miles long, beginning at Wallowa Lake, Oregon, and ending at the Bear Paw Battleground in Montana. The Nez Perce Trail Foundation is dedicated to the preservation, protection, and commemoration of all aspects of the heritage of the Nez Perce War of 1877 and its aftermath. A significant Foundation goal is to have the Nez Perce route available to auto travel, hiking, and equestrian use for experiencing the history, recreational and ceremonial observances.
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“We Remember the Truth”
For years, the story of Chief Redheart, his band, the Three Feathers Band, the Cloud Band, and still many others has been untold. Records and events of their unjust incarceration in 1877-78 remained vague and forgotten, remembered only by the descendants. Until now.
The NPTF discovers the truth in the coming Spring Issue of Iskitpe Newsletter
Jesse D. Redheart II
Photo Courtesy of the Redheart family
Join Us at The Redheart Band Memorial
April 25, 2015 at 10 am, Ft. Vancouver, WA.
Annual NPNHT Summer Trail Tour
Guided by the
Nez Perce Trail Foundation’s
Duane Heglie & Karen Heagen
New sites, new stories, new friends, new adventures on a
Journey of a Lifetime this July!
• Wallowa Valley • Tamkaliks Celebration & Friendship Feast •
• Nez Perce Nat’l. Historic Park, Spalding • White Bird • Clearwater • Lolo Trail •
• “Fort Fizzle” • Bitterroot Valley • Big Hole Battlefield •
• Guest Speakers and Demonstrations •
or visit the Summer NPNHT Educational Trail Tour page on this website
Space is Limited, Register Early!
The Nez Perce National Historic Park, Spalding Idaho
Celebrates 50 Years!
You are cordially invited to the 50th Anniversary Celebration on May 15 and 16, 2015
at the Park Headquarters in Spalding, Idaho.
May 15, 2015 – Spalding Visitor Center, 3 pm to 5 pm
Presentations will commemorate the date that Congress passed the Park’s
enabling legislation. Refreshments will be served.
May 16, 2015 – Culture Day Celebration, Spalding Picnic area, 9 am to 3:30 pm.
Celebrating 50 years of partnership with the Nez Perce people.
Events include past and present park employees speaking about their experiences,
horse parade, Pow-Wow, Stick Games, and Tee Pee Contests. Local food will be onsite.
For more information, call 208-843-7020 or visit the website at: www.nps.gov/nepe
2015 NPTF Board of Directors Meeting
will be held in Wallowa, Oregon in conjunction with the
Tamkaliks Celebration and Friendship Feast
July 17-19, 2015
Executive Committee Meeting • Friday, July 17 (Time TBD)
Board of Directors Meeting • Saturday, July 18 (Time TBD)
Please make your travel plans now. Your attendance at this meeting is very important.
*Check the website in July for actual meeting times.
Nez Perce Trail Foundation
Applications are now being excepted for TWO $1,ooo Scholarships
generously funded by the Duane Heglie Family and Friends
Duane has been leading the NPTF Summer Tour Trips for the last 13 years,
and is also very involved with the education and future of the Nez Perce youth.
For more information and details, please contact Duane Heglie at:
1115 Arbor Place, El Dorado Hills, California 95762 • 916-933-1368
or email: email@example.com
2015 NPNHT Desk Planners available
These beautiful calendars are now available to all NPTF Members
If you haven’t received yours, please contact Roger Peterson-NFS for your copy today.
We Need You ALWAYS !
The Nez Perce Trail Foundation is moving up to the next level! We continue our commitment to preserve, protect and commemorate the Nez Perce National Historic Trail. With a new efficient business plan in place for 2015, our NPTF volunteers are working very hard to carry out the responsibilities and operations of the Foundation. We continue our commitment to serve our Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management partners. We are greatly indebted to those who have supported our efforts in the past, but the legacy must continue into the future.
Remember, the most important thing you can do is GIVE and tell as many friends as possible!
Or send your generous donation to:
The Nez Perce Trail Foundation • P.O. Box 5024 • Bend, Oregon 97708
Qe’ciye’w’yew (Thank You!)
And A Special Thank You
Greg Shine • Oregon
Patience Reagan • New York
Thomas O’Donnell • South Carolina
Freider Bastian • Germany
Georgianna Young • Washington
Antonette Thomson • Keaau, Hawaii
Connie Delaney • Salmon, Idaho
Pat Ruckle • Boise, Idaho
Duane Heglie • El Dorado Hills, Ca.
St. Mel’s Parish • Fair Oaks, Ca.
for their generous contributions to the Nez Perce Trail Foundation
Welcome New Members!
Hetty Dutra • California
Patience Reagan • New York
Sam & Karen Villalobos • Oregon
James Saveland • Colorado
Greg Shine, NPS • Washington
Tom O’Donnell • South Carolina
Sharyn Lee (Shaz) Ronstadt • Tasmania
Pat Ruckle • Boise, Idaho
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VIEW THE NPTF WEBSITE ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE
Our new web design is mobile friendly. Now you can access our site as you travel the trail.
As always, go to NezPerceTrail.net, and we will be instantly formatted on your phone or mobile device.
Visit InstaGram @NezPerceTrailFoundation
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Nu’nim Himyu’uma ka Lawtiwa’ama
(Our relatives and Friends)
The Official Language Program of the Nee-Me-Poo
“Landscape of History, The Nez Perce Story”
*** NPTF Business Plan ***
The NPTF has developed business development plans for 2015
Would YOU like to be a part of preserving and experiencing history? YOU can make a difference.
The NPTF and TRAIL Preservation efforts are growing, and we need YOU.
Current Openings in
Merchandising / Marketing • Grant Development
• Project Directors for 2015 On-Site Trail Work •
These are voluntary positions, some requiring accounting, inventory responsibilities, and/or travel.
*Also Consider serving on the Executive Committee or Board of Directors
as Term Positions become Available
Please inquire at: Khnezpercetrail@gmail.com
ONGOING PLANS to UPDATE and REVISE the
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN for the NEZ PERCE (NEE-ME-POO)
NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL
For more information, please see
Click on “Quick Links” in the right column
“COMPREHENSIVE MANAGEMENT PLAN REVISION”
The public is encouraged to view the video “A Landscape of History”
The National Park Service Turns 100
On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service will mark its Centennial celebration, and will kick off a second century of stewardship of America’s National Parks.
For more information, please visit
Ask for FREE 2015 Updated Auto Tour Brochures
as a companion to the VIRTUAL TOUR
Available at the many official Nez Perce National Historic Trail Sites
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