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The 35th Annual OIW Assembly
Nez Perce Country
Lewiston, Idaho, September 11-14, 2014
Last year we visited the deserts of Arizona and learned of the struggles with the Apache. This year it's high into the mountains of Idaho as we visit Nez Perce Country with Jerry Greene as our guide. Jerry, assisted by Rod Thomas, will take us on a journey that will include some of the most breath taking scenery imaginable. We concentrate on the beginning of the tragic story of the Nez Perce heart-breaking journey to seek asylum in Canada. This beautiful country will leave no doubt as to the reluctance of the tribe to give it up. This is a story with no winners. It brings home the complexity of our Indian Wars.
Sites under consideration include NPS Whitman Mission NHS, Fort Walla Walla, NPS Nez Perce NHP, Wallowa Mountains and Old Joseph's Grave, Cottonwood Battlefields, Tolo Lake Conclave Site, Grangeville Cemetery, White Bird Canyon Battlefield, Clearwater Battlefield, Looking Glass' Camp Battlefield, as well as others. Our base camp will be the Red Lion Hotel in Lewiston, Idaho. The dates - September 11-14, 2014 -- are set. Events are planned from 1:00 pm Thursday, the 11th, through Sunday, the 14th, which will be our banquet night. Click here for the tentative agenda. Set the dates aside now. The final cost is $375 and was due by August 10, 2014. (Note: If you missed the deadline call 970-587-9530 and perhaps some type of late payment can be arranged.) Don't miss Nez Perce Country with the OIW and Jerry Greene. Watch your mailbox for a post card with all the details. As usual, our website will have the latest news.
For reservations at the Red Lion Hotel in Lewiston call 208-799-1000 -- mention that you're with the Order of the Indian Wars group for the special rate. The hotel provides a free shuttle to and from the Lewiston airport, a mere five miles away. Rates are $98.00/night.
Don't miss out as the OIW takes you to Nez Perce Country!
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Denver Indian Wars Symposium
Our annual, one-day spring conference in Denver for students, scholars and followers of western history.
Was held on Saturday, April 12, 2014
Sorry but you missed a great symposium -- two days of beautiful weather, great papers and no snow!
Tentative Dates for 2015 Symposium
April 11, 2015 or April 18, 2015
The 34th Annual OIW Assembly
On the Trail of Geronimo!
Tucson, Arizona, September 26-29, 2013
On the 25th of September, 2013, we started our tour "On the Trail of Geronimo." Headquarters was at the Radisson Suites Tucson and there was a "welcome" dinner of hotdogs and hamburgers poolside. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful hotel.
The next day leading the tour on one bus was Neil Mangum and Bernd Brand. Interpreting for Neil was Mike Koury. On our second bus, folks were informed, entertained, and educated by Layton Hooper, assisted by Danny Aranda and Ed Sweeney! It just didn't get better than that.
Tour sites included Mission San Xavier del Bac, San Jose de Tumacacori Mission Church, The Horse Soldier Museum, Fort Huachuca, Tombstone, the Arizona Historical Society Museum (with a special display on Geronimo), Fort Lowell, Dragoon Springs, the American Indian Museum (Amerind), and of course Fort Bowie.
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OIW Board of Directors
Mike Koury, Chairman
Larry Bartlett, Charlie Cooper, Layton Hooper, Earl Hunsicker, Danny Martinez, Ron Nichols and Mike O’Keefe
Emeritus: Neil Mangum
Thank a History teacher today....
Order of the Indian Wars is a "spiritual" descendant of an earlier group formed by actual veterans of the Indian Wars campaigns known as "The Order of Indian Wars of the United States."
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Our purposes are similar: In-depth study and dissemination of information on that aspect of United States military history of Indian warfare whether it is Indians against each other or with emigrant settlers and soldiers alike.
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We also seek to preserve and protect those important sites associated with the history of the Indian Wars in this country and to encourage individuals and groups to become involved in the preservation effort of their communities. Once these sites are gone they can never be regained.
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