Chief Joseph Hwy -3- Dead Indian Summit

September 8, 2009 Chief Joseph Hwy WY hwy 296 north

These pics are standing at the summit of Dead Indian pass. Chief Joseph took the Nez Perce up high on the pass while evading the pursuing US Army (see Chief Joseph hwy - the begining)... one of the Nez Perce was mortally wounded. Would be dead in a couple hours... no way to save him. They left his dead body on this very summit / overlook & left tracks leading Gen Howards army in pursuit of the high pass. They took the bait.

The gorge in these pics... about 4-5 miles to the right.... look for the cragly rock canyon in the valley to the right.... and remember thse pics as we will leave here and go up the road about 10 miles and there's a bridge that crosses this canyon, and you can see how deep it is. The pics of the gorge in the valley are the canyon of Clark's Fork River --Chief Joseph snuck the tribe down on the Low pass & escaped pursit once more. He is my hero too!




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Chief Joseph Hwy -3- Dead Indian Summit



September 8, 2009 Chief Joseph Hwy WY hwy 296 north

These pics are standing at the summit of Dead Indian pass. Chief Joseph took the Nez Perce up high on the pass while evading the pursuing US Army (see Chief Joseph hwy - the begining)... one of the Nez Perce was mortally wounded. Would be dead in a couple hours... no way to save him. They left his dead body on this very summit / overlook & left tracks leading Gen Howards army in pursuit of the high pass. They took the bait.

The gorge in these pics... about 4-5 miles to the right.... look for the cragly rock canyon in the valley to the right.... and remember thse pics as we will leave here and go up the road about 10 miles and there's a bridge that crosses this canyon, and you can see how deep it is. The pics of the gorge in the valley are the canyon of Clark's Fork River --Chief Joseph snuck the tribe down on the Low pass & escaped pursit once more. He is my hero too!




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