Nim?ipuu (Nez Perce)

Nim?ipuu (Nez Perce) (HM165M)

Location: St. Louis, MO 63145
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 42.339', W 90° 14.125'

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[Traveling?] approximately 2,000 miles from present-day Idaho, four Nim?ipuu (Nez Perce) came to St. Louis in the fall of 1831 to the home of William Clark. Feeling pressure from an encroaching white presence in their homeland, these men sought information on the white man's culture and a greater understanding of the "Book of Heaven." Knowledge was power - power to assure their families thrived and that their way of life continued. Black Eagle and Speaking Eagle fell ill and died while in St. Louis and now lie here. During their illness they were baptized by the Catholic Church. Rabbit-Skin-Leggings and No-Horns-On-His-Head died on their homeward journey. Where they lay is not known.

Black Eagle - Tipyel?hne Cimuuxcimux
Speaking Eagle - Tipyel?hne 'Il?esenin
(also called Man-of-the-Morning - Ka'?wpoo)
Rabbit-Skin-Leggings - Hey'?uxctohnin'
No-Horns-On-His-Head - T?ewis Sisimnim'
October 1831

We Nim?ipuu honor these men who gave their lives for all of us. We respect the 15,000 people who share this site with them.
N?un eneestimip_is

We Nim?ipuu leave our ancestors in the bosom of this sacred earth. Their brave quest is honored and esteemed by our people and challenges us in our visionary quest.
Y?x kal?
March 29, 2003
HM NumberHM165M
Year Placed2003
Placed ByNez Perce
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 1:10pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 740399 N 4287741
Decimal Degrees38.70565000, -90.23541667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 42.339', W 90° 14.125'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 42' 20.34" N, 90° 14' 7.50" W
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Area Code(s)314
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900 Switzer Ave, St. Louis MO 63145, US
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