NPTF honors women descendants

Julia Whitewolf (right) with daughter Cecilia Stevens (left).


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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Thanks to YOU

We reached our Goal!

Tamkaliks Nez Perce Trail Foundation

Dear Members and Friends,

I cannot express enough gratitude to those who “dug deep” to help the
Nez Perce Trail Foundation reach it’s fundraising goal to provide the
Memorial Tote Bags for the “Women Warriors of the Wallowa Band.”
I have come to know more of you better by your generosity and your devotion
to our efforts and endeavors. Some of you gave a lot, some of you a little,
but the important thing is that you rose to the occasion when I needed you.
I offer you my sincerest appreciation and personal promise to continue
the “journey” of protecting, preserving, and commemorating the Nez Perce Trail.

A special Memorial Ceremony will be conducted on
Saturday morning, July 18, 2015 at Tamkaliks to honor the
“Women Warriors of the Wallowa Band.”
Each descendant will be presented with a beautifully designed
red Tote Bag, filled with symbolic items and gifts.

Sincerely, Karen Heagen

Secretary, NPTF

I invite you to become a member so the NPTF can continue to be involved with worthwhile  projects like this.

 Nez Perce Trail Foundation

Send your Membership Dues or a donation to:

The Nez Perce Trail Foundation  •  P.O. Box 5024  • Bend, Oregon 97708

Qe’ciye’w’yew  (Thank You!)

FINAL DAYS!! Reserve Your Spot Now!

NPTF Summer Educational Trail Tour

July 17 – 24, 2015

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!

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  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 

Click Here for Registration and Itinerary Information

or visit the Summer NPTF Educational Trail Tour page on this website

*Optional MSUN Credit Available  •  Space is Limited, Register NOW!

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Nez Perce Trail Foundation

Annual Scholarship

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: heglie@comcast.net


2015 NPTF Executive Committee

and Board of Directors Meetings

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  (Executive Committee Members Only)

•  Board of Directors Meeting   

Saturday, July 18    10:30 am – 1 pm    Wallowa Band  Interpretive Center    Limited Seating



The Nez Perce National Historic Park, Spalding, Idaho

Celebrates 50 Years!

Special 50th Anniversary Commemorative Pendleton Blanket for the NPNHP at Spalding

Special 50th Anniversary Commemorative Pendleton Blanket for the NPNHP at Spalding

Photo courtesy of NPNHP

Call 208-843-7020 or visit the website at:  www.nps.gov/nepe



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




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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.


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Nu’nim Himyu’uma ka Lawtiwa’ama

(Our relatives and Friends)

The Official Language Program of the Nee-Me-Poo

Click here to find out more about the language

“Landscape of History, The Nez Perce Story”

(Youtube Video of the Nez Perce► 19:59)


*** 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

Marketing and Grants

This is a voluntary position, requiring accounting skills.

*Also Consider serving on the Executive Committee or Board of Directors

as Term Positions become Available

Please inquire at: Khnezpercetrail@gmail.com






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The public is encouraged to view the video “A Landscape of History”

 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

(Click here to go to Virtual Tour)

(Click here to see feature as printed in Pathways Autumn 2012)

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2015 NPNHT Desk Planners

NPTF calendar

These beautiful calendars are still available to all NPTF Members

If you haven’t received yours, please contact Roger Peterson-NFS for your copy today.



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