• Creator
  • Walsh, Helen Julia Mason
  • Created Date
  • 1914-1918
  • Description
  • Helen Julia Mason Walsh, an early settler on the Salmon River in Idaho, describes Nez Perce hostilities in the White Bird Canyon in the summer of 1877. She recounts fleeing with her brother, Harry Mason, and the family of William Osborn, only to be attacked and captured at the Osborn cabin on White Bird Creek. Helen Walsh writes of the deaths of Harry Mason and William Osborn, and how she and Elizabeth Osborn and their children were captured, ... more
    Helen Julia Mason Walsh, an early settler on the Salmon River in Idaho, describes Nez Perce hostilities in the White Bird Canyon in the summer of 1877. She recounts fleeing with her brother, Harry Mason, and the family of William Osborn, only to be attacked and captured at the Osborn cabin on White Bird Creek. Helen Walsh writes of the deaths of Harry Mason and William Osborn, and how she and Elizabeth Osborn and their children were captured, then released by the Nez Perce. Walsh describes her surprise at being treated well by the Indians. The account concludes with Helen eventually being reunited with her husband in Lewiston, Idaho, and later, telling her story to General Oliver Otis Howard. less
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    Scanned from original text or image at 400 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2007