Nez Percés

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Nez Percés (Ethnol) A tribe of Indians, in the late 1800's mostly inhabiting Idaho. They were involved under Chief Joseph, in the last major battle of the Indian wars, attempting to resist being moved to a reservation.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., pierced noses

Usage

In literature:

ON the 12th of October, two young Indians of the Nez Perce tribe arrived at Captain Bonneville's encampment.
"The Adventures of Captain Bonneville Digested From His Journal" by Washington Irving
He's a Nez Perce, Pine.
"Two Arrows" by William O. Stoddard
And that's the way we helped the Nez Perces hunt buffalo.
"Eleven Years in the Rocky Mountains and Life on the Frontier" by Frances Fuller Victor
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In news:

Former Nez Perce County Sheriff's lawsuit against state dismissed.
A former Nez Perce County Sheriff's $500,000 lawsuit against the State of Idaho and the Idaho Department of Corrections has been dismissed.
View full size Jamie Francis/The Oregonian Chief Joseph's grave on the shores of Wallowa Lake in northeast Oregon is the symbolic start of the Nez Perce National Historic Trail.
Idaho's Spalding has historic Nez Perce mission church, cemetery.
You owe a correction concerning Ian Frazier's reference to the Nez Percé leaving their reservation in his review of Thomas Powers's The Killing of Crazy Horse.
Two descendants of those who participated in the Chief Joseph's Nez Perce Flight of 1877 will be featured speakers at the Big Hole National Battlefield this weekend.
Nez Perce County Commissioner Mike Grow entered a plea agreement in the sexual assault case against him in Valley County's 4th District Court on Monday.
The Nez Perce Trail Foundation elected a La Grange resident as its president during the foundation's annual meeting Oct 19.
Kevin Kelly says he's ready to make a difference as Nez Perce County Commissioner.
Democratic candidate for Nez Perce County Commissioner Kevin Kelly said it's time to make a difference and he's the person to do it.
Kevin Kelly says he's ready to make a difference as Nez Perce County Commissioner.
Nez Perce County Auditor Patty Weeks said she's happy with this year's voter turnout.
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