Nez Perce 1877
The Last Fight
Publication Date: February 15, 2011
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Osprey's examination of one of the most famous battles of the latter part of the American Indian Wars (1622-1918). With the wars between the US and the Native Americans drawing to a close, one tribe in Eastern Oregon continued to resist. The Nez Perce, led by the "Red Napoleon" Chief Joseph, refused to surrender and accept resettlement. Instead, Chief Joseph organized a band of 750 warriors and set off for the Canadian border, pursued by 2,000 US Army troops under Major-General Oliver Howard. The army chased the natives for three months, fighting 13 actions. Finally, just 40 miles from the Canadian border, the Army ran Chief Joseph to the ground, and forced him to surrender after a five-day battle near Bear Paw Mountain.
About the AuthorRobert Forczyk has written numerous books, including "Kursk 1943", "Tank Warfare on the Eastern Front 1941 1942", and "Nez Perce 1877". He holds a PhD in international relations and national security from the University of Maryland and has a strong background in European and Asian military history. He retired as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Army Reserves. Robert lives in Washington, DC.
Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.