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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NPTF “MEMORIAL TOTE BAG” FUNDRAISER
We ALWAYS Need You!
Dear Members and Friends,
As you have read in the latest edition of “Hinme•t Events Bulletin”, the women descendants of the warriors that participated in the War of 1877 are being honored at the Tamkaliks Celebration and Pow Wow, Wallowa, Oregon in July. They were a group of “warriors” in their own right; living in constant fear while feeding their families, nurturing their children, supporting their husbands, caring for the wounded, burying the dead, and leaving those behind that could not keep up. And walking . . . forever walking . . . on foot over the endless obstacles, barriers, and dangers on the Trail of 1,170 miles. Few names of these great women are listed in the history books, even though they played an integral part in the Nez Perce quest for freedom. Few names related to the past are spoken today, even though they gave their hearts and lives to the cause.
I am personally asking each of you to honor these women by donating $20. or more for the purchase of a “Memorial Tote Bag” for each of the descendants. The Nez Perce Trail Foundation continues its work in the usual capacity of preserving, protecting, and commemorating the Trail, but this opportunity to participate on a more personal level is invaluable. As a group, it will be our way to reach out to the (Nimiipuu) people themselves. It can also be our way of honoring their heritage while forging new friendships.
We must reach our financial goal by July 1, 2015.
Sincerely, Karen Heagen
*Please make a notation of “Tote Bag Fundraiser” on your payment.
Or send your generous donation to:
The Nez Perce Trail Foundation • P.O. Box 5024 • Bend, Oregon 97708
Qe’ciye’w’yew (Thank You!)
Reserve Your Spot!
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!
• 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 NPTF Educational Trail Tour page on this website
*Optional MSUN Credit Available • Space is Limited, Register NOW!
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 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
(10:30 a.m., Nez Perce Interpretive Center, Wallowa)
Please make your travel plans now. Your attendance at this meeting is very important.
The Nez Perce National Historic Park, Spalding, Idaho
Celebrates 50 Years!
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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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
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
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”
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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If you haven’t received yours, please contact Roger Peterson-NFS for your copy today.
Last updated: June 27, 2015 at 0:21 am