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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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Many places have been named for Chief Joseph, including Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River, Chief Joseph Pass in Montana, and at least three schools in the Northwest.

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Here we present an historic image of an Old-time Nez Perce Indian Warrior. It was taken in 1910 by Edward S. Curtis. The image shows a Nez Perce Warrior wearing a loin cloth and moccasins, on horseback. We have created this collection of images primarily to serve as an easy to access educational tool. Contact curator@old-picture.com. Image ID# 75A03285

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Nez Perce Indian Chief with a War Bonnet

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In his final years, Chief Joseph spoke eloquently against the injustices of U.S. Government policies and racial discrimination against Indigenous peoples and he held out hope that America's promise of freedom and equality would one day be fulfilled for Native Americans as well

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