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Pendleton, Oregon Nez Perce Katie Harris. The Nez Perce Horse is a spotted horse breed of the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho. The Nez Perce Horse Registry (NPHR) program began in 1995 in Lapwai, Idaho and is based on cross-breeding the old-line Appaloosa horses (the Wallowa herd) with an ancient Central Asian breed called Akhal-Teke.

Pendleton, Oregon Nez Perce Katie Harris. The Nez Perce Horse is a spotted horse breed of the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho. The Nez Perce Horse Registry (NPHR) program began in 1995 in Lapwai, Idaho and is based on cross-breeding the old-line Appaloosa horses (the Wallowa herd) with an ancient Central Asian breed called Akhal-Teke.

Nez Perce baby - no date

Nez Perce baby - no date

A Nez Perce man. ca. 1890. Photo by Bowman. Pendleton, Oregon:

A Nez Perce man. ca. 1890. Photo by Bowman. Pendleton, Oregon:

nez perce indian beaded dress | Native American buckskin dress

nez perce indian beaded dress | Native American buckskin dress

White Wolf : Amazing Native American Nez Perce Horse Regalia by Quillwork Artist (10 Pictures)

White Wolf : Amazing Native American Nez Perce Horse Regalia by Quillwork Artist (10 Pictures)

Nez Perce' Horse Collar - Berlin

Nez Perce' Horse Collar - Berlin

Nez Perce Chief Joseph, 1901. was hard to capture because he had fast horses.  The horses were some of the original horses brought over by the Spanish.

Nez Perce Chief Joseph, 1901. was hard to capture because he had fast horses. The horses were some of the original horses brought over by the Spanish.

Ollokot (aka Alikut, aka Little Frog) the younger brother of Chief Joseph - Nez Perce - 1877

Ollokot (aka Alikut, aka Little Frog) the younger brother of Chief Joseph - Nez Perce - 1877

Poetsenmy, Nez Perce Nimiipu, Colville, Washington - Formerly Tamatsatsamy, Chief Moses' secondary wife from Lapwai, Idaho - Photo by E.H. Latham, 1906.

Poetsenmy, Nez Perce Nimiipu, Colville, Washington - Formerly Tamatsatsamy, Chief Moses' secondary wife from Lapwai, Idaho - Photo by E.H. Latham, 1906.

Nimi’ipuu (Nez Perce) or Cayuse, Idaho, Oregon, or eastern Washington, Horse Mask, 1875–1900, trade cloth, glass beads, brass buttons, horsehair, mirrors, red-shafted flicker feathers, silk ribbons, cotton, hide, ermine. Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., T0097. Photo: John Bigelow Taylor.

Nimi’ipuu (Nez Perce) or Cayuse, Idaho, Oregon, or eastern Washington, Horse Mask, 1875–1900, trade cloth, glass beads, brass buttons, horsehair, mirrors, red-shafted flicker feathers, silk ribbons, cotton, hide, ermine. Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., T0097. Photo: John Bigelow Taylor.

I am tired of fighting... It is cold, and we have no blankets; the little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food. No one knows where they are - perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children, and see how many of them I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my Chiefs! I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever.

I am tired of fighting... It is cold, and we have no blankets; the little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food. No one knows where they are - perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children, and see how many of them I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my Chiefs! I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever.

Nez Perce's little girls, 1906 http://traditionalnativehealing.com

Nez Perce's little girls, 1906 http://traditionalnativehealing.com

Nez Perce girl - 1899.

Nez Perce girl - 1899.

Looking Glass, a Nez Perce' chief, on horseback in            front of a tepee. Photograph, 1877.     American Indian Select List number 106.

Looking Glass, a Nez Perce' chief, on horseback in front of a tepee. Photograph, 1877. American Indian Select List number 106.

unknown Nez Perce artist (Nez Perce), Dress, ca. 1890, wool cloth, leather fringe, glass beads, metal beads, shell beads, and abalone shell, The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection, no known copyright restrictions, 87.88.18

unknown Nez Perce artist (Nez Perce), Dress, ca. 1890, wool cloth, leather fringe, glass beads, metal beads, shell beads, and abalone shell, The Elizabeth Cole Butler Collection, no known copyright restrictions, 87.88.18

A studio portrait of the great Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce.

A studio portrait of the great Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce.