Nez" Per`cs"(?), pl.; sing. Nez Perc (). [F., pierced noses.] (Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians, in the late 1800's mostly inhabiting Idaho. They were involved under Chief Joseph, in the last major battle of the Indian wars, attempting to resist being moved to a reservation.
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