True or War

True or War (HM28Y6)

Location: White Bird, ID 83554 Idaho County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 46.962', W 116° 16.464'

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Five warriors, led by wet'itwe'tit hawalis . . . had been sent out . . . as a peace party to meet the soldiers. Of course they carried a white flag.
Peace might be made without fighting. — himi'n maqsmaqs
(Yellow Wolf)

You are looking toward a ridge where the entire war might have been averted. Up this slope, a delegation of five Nez Perce carried a white flag toward the approaching cavalrymen. For unknown reasons, Ad Chapman, captain of the volunteers, fired two shots, and the Nez Perce warriors returned fire. All chance of a negotiated truce ended at that moment. Warriors were positioned in ravines and on hills around this site to defend the village. Within the first minute, otstotpoo (Fire Body) fired a long shot and killed Trumpeter John Jones, making it difficult for the officers to communicate commands down the line.
HM NumberHM28Y6
Placed ByNational Park Service, Nez Perce National Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, June 30th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 556404 N 5070160
Decimal Degrees45.78270000, -116.27440000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 46.962', W 116° 16.464'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 46' 57.72" N, 116° 16' 27.84" W
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Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Old Hwy 95, White Bird ID 83554, US
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