Personal Narrative: The Nez Perce Tribe

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October 5,1877 it is a cold, dreary day and we are on the run from the US army. Let me just take you back to the beginning well, we are the Nez Perce tribe we had moved from our mainland in the Pacific Northwest to a reservation in Idaho.Now white people are trying to take us off the reservation because gold was found on the land.Chief Joseph refused to surrender but we ended up having two, because a couple of the teen NA boys snuck off and killed some American soldiers.Which made their leader angry with us and ordered soldiers to remove us from the land no matter what it took, but by the time they got to our reservation we were gone. My family and I were sad to see that both places we called home were both gone, but we left with no arguing.I…show more content…
We crossed from Idaho over Lolo Pass into Montana Territory, traveling southeast, dipping into Yellowstone National Park and then back north into Montana, roughly 1,170 miles (1,880 km) we traveled by this time my feet were in great pain, but luckily my mother brought my moccasins I sat down and rub the dirt from my feet and slipped the moccasins on. My mother helped me up and my feet slowly stopped throbbing with pain. We walked till night. When we finally stop for a rest we were all knocked out within the first 10 min except me, I couldn't stop thinking, well this war ever end, I felt a tear fall down my face thinking of all my friends and family the white people killed that night I cried myself to sleep as I slept bad thoughts filled my…show more content…
We had nothing the rest of that night we all became cold and hungry children younger than i were freezing to death at it was that day our Chief decide he must end this war that next day it was warm with rays of sun peeking through the clouds, Chief Joseph said to the leader of the U.S army ,“My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever”.That's what ended the Nez Perce War of 1877. I will never forget theses days of hardship losing my loved ones and home. They took us to new reservation i'm not all happy here but i still have Yellowstone to keep me company during hard
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