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Annual trek commemorates famous battle


survived were split between the tribe's Idaho reservation at Lapwai and the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington state. Many Nez Perce eventually moved to those two reservations, and a few also went to the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon. Still others settled on other tribes' reservations, including Fort Belknap and the Crow Indian Reservation.

Today's Nez Perce are tied to these places by the dead they buried there. The descendants of Joseph, Looking Glass, Ollokot, White Bird, Yellow Wolf and others come together this time every year in Montana.

"It's a time for us to reconnect...

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