With the Nez Perces: Alice Fletcher in the Field, 1889-92

Frederick E Hoxie (Editor), Joan T Mark (Editor)

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In 1889 the U.S. government sent the anthropologist Alice Fletcher to Idaho to allot the Nez Perce Reservation. She was accompanied by E. Jane Gay, who served as cook, housekeeper, photographer, and general factotum. In this collection of her letters, Gay describes in sprightly fashion their encounters with feuding agents, hostile white squatters, and a Nez Perce tribe divided over and puzzled by this latest government program.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationLincoln, NE
PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
Number of pages228
ISBN (Print)9780803270244
StatePublished - Nov 1987


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