‘Coming Home to Nez Perce Country’ Book Review

Coming Home to Nez Perce Country: The Nimíipuu Campaign to Repatriate Their Exploited Heritage, by Trevor J. Bond, Washington State University Press, Pullman, 2021, $ 24.95 When missionary Henry Spalding settled with wife Eliza among the Nez Perces, or Nimíipuu (“the people”), on the Columbia Plateau (near present-day Lewiston, Idaho) in 1836, he believed it … Read more

How to Represent Chief Joseph? A Trio of Sculptors Takes on the Nez Perce Legend

Lee Morehouse’s 1901 portrait of Chief Joseph informed sculptor Georgia Bunn’s statue, at the bottom, of the celebrated Nez Perce. (Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries) Chief Joseph (1840–1904) of the Nez Perce remains among the most celebrated American Indians of the 19th century, thanks to period photographs, books, magazine articles, paintings and public sculptures. … Read more