noun (plural same or Nez Percés)
- 1A member of an American Indian people of central Idaho, northeastern Oregon, and southeastern Washington.More example sentences
- However, on 5th October, 1877, the Nez Percé were surrounded by troops only 30 miles from the Canadian border.
- The time was the early 1850s, when, a young man, he was with his brother and a party of fellow Nez Percés numbering eight or nine in the Wallowa country.
- The Shahaptan family of Scouler comprised three tribes - the Shahaptan or Nez Percés, the Kliketat, a scion of the Shahaptan, dwelling near Mount Ranier, and the Okanagan, inhabiting the upper part of Fraser River and its tributaries.
- 2The Sahaptian language of the Nez Percé.More example sentences
- Because Nez Percé subjects and objects carry morphemes revealing their function in the sentence, the word order can be quite free.
- Often, it was necessary to "invent" a new word in Nez Perce when no equivalent existed.
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- Relating to the Nez Percé or their language.More example sentences
- To understand the Nez Perce people you must first understand their landscape.
- Introduction of the horse became a defining characteristic for Nez Perce culture.
French, literally 'pierced nose'.
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