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Nez Perce War


Location of sign - I-15 Rest Area near Dubois, Idaho at exit 167


Photo taken- June 2008


Nez Perce War Historical Marker in Idaho


Text of sign:


Nez Perce War


When General O.O. Howard tried to get more than 600 Nez Perce Indians to settle on a North Idaho reservation in 1877, he ran

 into a lot of trouble here. 


On their way to Yellowstone Park, Chief Joseph's Nez Perce people reached Hole in the Rock Station 

(four miles north of here) on August 16, and shut down stage service to Montana. Howard's cavalry and volunteers followed only a 

day behind until August 20, when an Indian force made off with more than 100 Army mules. That raid halted military pursuit and 

forced Howard to continue his Nez Perce campaign for six more weeks.


Text prepared by the Idaho Historical Society  Marker made & installed by Idaho Transportation Department.


Graphics on the sign - In addition to the text there is a map of Idaho with the signs location marked and the notation that this is 

sign number 427.


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