Originally printed in the Nov. 27, 2002 edition of the Illinois Valley News
Sometime in the summer of 1831, four Indians arrived in St. Louis, Missouri from the Pacific Northwest. Three of them were Nez Perce and one was from the Flathead tribe. They wanted to see William Clark who had visited their region in 1804-1805. Little is known as to what they were seeking but the white man . . .