Photobook: Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce Camp at Yellowstone, August 23, 1877

The site where Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce camped at Yellowstone, Wyoming, Aug 23, 1877, during the Nez Perce War. They fought as they fled to Canada, resisting the U.S. Army’s attempt to confine them to a reservation in Idaho in violation of the 1855 Treaty of Walla Walla. 

Historical marker and informational placard for Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce’s Aug 23, 1877 camp at Yellowstone during the Nez Perce War

These photos were taken during my road trip across the upper West, Great Plains, and Midwest of the United States in the summer of 2017.

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