Meriwether Lewis; William Clark; Reverend Henry Spalding; Chief Joseph the Elder; Young Joseph [Chief Joseph]; Indian Agent John Montieth; President Ulysses S. Grant; General Oliver O. Howard; Colonel Nelson A. Miles; Looking Glass
For decades the Nez Perce work to accommodate the whites and learn from them. But continuous attacks, and the constant theft of land, finally provoke the Nez Perce to fight their way toward Canada. Despite many successes over four months and 1500 miles they are finally captured, and separated from their homeland.
When Judge White moves into Oneida country, Chief Yerry tests the judge's intentions by asking to take the Whites' little girl into his own town for the night. When the judge acquiesces, and Betsy is returned safely on the morrow, it opens up trust between the groups.
George Guess; Sequoya; A-You-Ku; Chief George Lowrey
From an early age, Sequoya is fascinated by writing. Disdained by most of his people but strongly supported by his daughter, he develops a Cherokee writing system that is quickly embraced, and endures to this day.