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 activities
Nez Perce baby - no date
Nez Perce--The Nez Perce are original people of Oregon, Washington State and Idaho. Most Nez Perce live in Idaho today.
Original caption ~ "War Dance Ceremony", Nez Perce 1900.
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' Horse Collar - Berlin
White Wolf : Amazing Native American Nez Perce Horse Regalia by Quillwork Artist (10 Pictures)
Tipya-la-lwilpilp - Nez Perce - 1899
appaloosa with nez perce circa 1910
A studio portrait of the great Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce.
Nez Perce traditional foods and recipes
A Nez Perce man. ca. 1890. Photo by Bowman. Pendleton, Oregon:
Poetsenmy, Nez Perce Nimiipu, Colville, Washington - Formerly Tamatsatsamy, Chief Moses' secondary wife from Lapwai, Idaho - Photo by E.H. Latham, 1906.
In the 1600's French trappers noticed colorful horses inhabiting The Palouse River Valley, home to the Nez Perce Indians in Washington and Idaho. The trappers began referring to this type of horse as "a Palousie" which later became Appaloosa. However these little spotted horses came to them, the Nez Perce realized their value for hunting and war in the high plateau country. Long-skilled as dog breeders, the Nez Perce where the first selective breeders of American Appaloosas.