Podcast: The Redheart Memorial

From June to October of 1877, the US Calvary waged a brutal war against the Nimiipuu people, or the Nez Perce Tribe in the place we now call Idaho. Chief RedHeart and his band were not involved in that war. Even so, the US Army took him prisoner, along with the men, women, and children under his protection and held them at Fort Vancouver. Starting in 1998 the Nez Perce Tribe have hosted an annual memorial on the grounds of Fort Vancouver to honor the Redheart Band. In today’s program, we’ll hear today from Nez Perce Tribal members: Jeffery Scott, Clendon Allen, Danae Wilson, Pete Wilson, Jamie Pinkham, Tai Simpson, and Wilfred Scott. We’ll also hear from Mary Wood and former Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard.

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