Posted by: BruceS
N 46° 08.147 W 115° 57.265
11T E 580763 N 5109665
Quick Description: Historical marker with information on Nez Perce Indian chief Looking Glass.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 9/9/2007 6:02:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM25K5
During General O. O. Howard's 1877 Nez Perce campaign, Looking Glass and
his band were camped up Clear Creek near here. Looking Glass told army
authorities: "Leave us alone. We are living here peacefully and want no
trouble." But after a military attack, July 1, that destroyed his village,
ruined his gardens and captured 750 Nez Perce horses, Looking Glass and his band
joined other Nez Perce refugees and soon headed for Montana's buffalo plains.
Howard spent three more months pursuing Joseph, White Bird, Looking Glass, and
their warriors after that fiasco. ~ text of marker #347