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Fort Lapwai
The Fort was established in 1862 to protect the Nez Perce from the steady stream of settlers coming into the area. It was from Fort Lapwai that a cavalry force was sent and defeated in the opening battle of the 1877 war. The post was decommissioned in 1884 and became the headquarters for the Indian Agent.
Nez Perce National Historical Park, NEPE-HI-C5439: