Further Reading

The search for understanding begins with these sources. The sheer volume of material written on the Nez Perce Indians allows for only a carefully selected list of titles relating to the Nez Perce War of 1877 and the resulting Nez Perce Trail. The following publications will introduce the reader to a vast assortment of knowledge and research. Most works are readily available in libraries, bookstores, and online retailers.


Evans, Steven Ross & Pinkham, Allen V.
“Lewis & Clark Among the Nez Perce.” 2013. The Dakota Institute Press of the Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, ISBN: 13-978-0-9834059-8-6.

Evans, Steven Ross
“Voice of the Old Wolf.” Lucullus Virgil McWhorter and the Nez Perce Indians. 1996. Pullman, Washington, Washington State University Press, ISBN: 0-87422-128-5.

Greene, Jerome A
“Nez Perce Summer, 1877.” The U.S. Army and the Nee-Me-Poo Crisis. 2000. Helena, Montana, Montana Historical Society Press, ISBN: 0-917298-68-3.

Josephy, Alvin M., Jr.
“The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the Northwest.” 1965. New Haven and London, Yale University Press, Library of Congress 65-22326.

McWhorter, L.V
“Yellow Wolf: His Own Story.” 1968. Caldwell, Idaho, Caxton Printers, ISBN: 0-870004-315-3.

McWhorter, L.V
“Hear Me, My Chiefs!” 1952. Caldwell, Idaho, Caxton Printers, Library of Congress 52-5209.

Nerburn, Kent
“Chief Joseph and the Flight of the Nez Perce.” 2005. Harper Collins Publishers, new York, ISBN 10: 0-06-051301-2

Pearson, Diane J.
“Nez Perces In The Indian Territory.” 2008. Norman: University of Oklahoma
Press, ISBN 978-1-59213-870-8.

Stadius, Martin
“Dreamers: On the Trail of the Nez Perce.” 1999. Caldwell, Idaho, Caxton Printers, ISBN: 0-870043-93-5.

Wilfong, Cheryl
“Following the Nez Perce Trail: A guide to the Nee-Me-Poo National Historic Trail.” With eyewitness accounts. 1990. Corvallis, Oregon, Oregon State University Press, ISBN: 0-87071-363-9.

Trafzer, Clifford E. and Scheuerman, Richard D.
Renegade Tribe: The Palouse Indians and the Invasion of the Inland Pacific Northwest.” 1986. Washington State University, ISBN-13: 978-0874220278.

*For a more complete bibliography, check the official government website for the Nez Perce National Historic Trail.

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