Just before they crossed the Yellowstone, the Nez Perce captured a soldier

During the forenoon the Indians had captured a soldier... He told them of the Helena tourists camped near the Falls, the number of the men and horses.

Emma Cowan

The soldier was J.C. Irwin. He escaped on September 1 and was discovered by Scout S.G. Fisher on Pelican Creek.



The Nez Perce Flight to Canada - An Introduction

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