Markers tell story of Nez Perce Tribe's escape
New markers are being added to the Nez Perce National Historic Trail.

Congress designated the 1,170-mile trail to mark the Nez Perce Tribe's attempted escape to Canada. The tribe didn't want to be forced to live on a reservation.

The tribe made it through Washington, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana until they were stopped by the U.S. Army in Montana in September 1877. The new markers will be placed at sites the tribe visited around Lewiston, Idaho, just two weeks before the end of the journey.

The Nez Perce Trail Foundation hopes the markers will draw more attention to the Idaho portion of the tribe's escape.

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Signs to tell the tale of tribe's path (The Great Falls Tribune 11/11)