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By Jacob Clute 6/3/09. THE NEZ PERCE lived in IDAHO with family and friends and chief Joseph They used to live in the north west now they live in western.

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1 By Jacob Clute 6/3/09

2 THE NEZ PERCE lived in IDAHO with family and friends and chief Joseph They used to live in the north west now they live in western Montana The Nez Perce language is called sahapatian Lakes flowed through the Nez Perce land

3 They went on vision quests They got spirits called wayyakins They thought of earth as their mother They liked dancing and singing

4 Hunted elk, buffalo, deer and bears Fished for salmon and trout Mostly ate buffalo and trout They hardly hunted bears

5 Lived in longhouses Lived in dome-shaped houses that they loved to live in. Lived in wigwams too They also lived in teepees

6 Wore buffalo skin robes Wore moccasins They decorated their clothes with beads and elk teeth plus porcupine quills

7 Made crafts like baskets They made their own clothes They made sleds for the kids They made these things called issaptakays

8 Children were very important Loved their family a lot it was very, very important They played a pinecone game

9 Europeans gave the Nez Perce clothes to wear instead of buffalo skin robes and elk and bear fur. The Nez Perce loved the new clothes

10 300 Nez Perce were killed in war Chief surrendered Chief lost and US government won

11 Coyote killed a monster with a knife He threw pieces of the monster to make people. But no people on coyote’s land… When he washed his hands water fell… People came out of the water! Coyote named them the NEZ PERCE It means the real people

12 Jackson Sundown was a horse man Chief Joseph loved his nation so much Jackson was a champion at horse riding, Chief died in the 1900s!

13 They perform dances today They still live in Idaho Always still love salmon and trout and buffalo

14 Gray-KanaTiosh, Barbara. Nez Perce. ABDO Publishing Company,


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