Chief Joseph. (There's a lesson here for everyone one of us, regardless of heritage.)

Chief Joseph. (There's a lesson here for everyone one of us, regardless of heritage.)

Poetsenmy, Nez Perce Nimiipu, Colville, Washington - Formerly Tamatsatsamy, Chief Moses' secondary wife from Lapwai, Idaho - Photo by E.H. Latham, 1906.

Poetsenmy, Nez Perce Nimiipu, Colville, Washington - Formerly Tamatsatsamy, Chief Moses' secondary wife from Lapwai, Idaho - Photo by E.H. Latham, 1906.

Ollokot (aka Alikut, aka Little Frog) the younger brother of Chief Joseph - Nez Perce - 1877

Ollokot (aka Alikut, aka Little Frog) the younger brother of Chief Joseph - Nez Perce - 1877

Nimi’ipuu (Nez Perce) or Cayuse, Idaho, Oregon, or eastern Washington, Horse Mask, 1875–1900, trade cloth, glass beads, brass buttons, horsehair, mirrors, red-shafted flicker feathers, silk ribbons, cotton, hide, ermine. Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., T0097. Photo: John Bigelow Taylor.

Nimi’ipuu (Nez Perce) or Cayuse, Idaho, Oregon, or eastern Washington, Horse Mask, 1875–1900, trade cloth, glass beads, brass buttons, horsehair, mirrors, red-shafted flicker feathers, silk ribbons, cotton, hide, ermine. Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., T0097. Photo: John Bigelow Taylor.

Pendleton, Oregon Nez Perce Katie Harris. The Nez Perce Horse is a spotted horse breed of the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho. The Nez Perce Horse Registry (NPHR) program began in 1995 in Lapwai, Idaho and is based on cross-breeding the old-line Appaloosa horses (the Wallowa herd) with an ancient Central Asian breed called Akhal-Teke.

Pendleton, Oregon Nez Perce Katie Harris. The Nez Perce Horse is a spotted horse breed of the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho. The Nez Perce Horse Registry (NPHR) program began in 1995 in Lapwai, Idaho and is based on cross-breeding the old-line Appaloosa horses (the Wallowa herd) with an ancient Central Asian breed called Akhal-Teke.

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