National Geographic : 1966 Jul
EKTACHROME(BELOW) AND KODACHROME(LEFT) BY B. ANTHONY Proud Nez Perce Indian, 81-year-old Caleb Carter wears an heirloom headdress of otter skin adorned with moon shells, braids wrapped in bright broadcloth, and arm band of wolf fur. He sees his heritage safe guarded for all Americans to enjoy in the new Nez Perce National Historic Park. In this pilot project, 22 widely scattered sites in Idaho's northern panhandle preserve campgrounds used by Lewis and Clark dur ing their epic trek to the Pacific, and battlefields where Chief Joseph led the Nez Perce against the "Long Knives," the U. S. Cavalry, in the Indian War of 1877. Spearheads of teasel guard slopes above the Clear water River in the Nez Perce Indian Reservation. Splitting two states, Wisconsin on the left and Min nesota, the St. Croix River courses between the Dalles. The steep rock slabs reminded French fur traders of dalles, the flagstones used in Paris cathedrals, so they named this stretch for them. Today it is an interstate park; a proposed national scenic riverway would en compass these riverbanks and add 150 miles of the St. Croix and 90 of a tributary, the Namekagon.