Jackson Sundown


Jackson Sundown was a famous nimíipuu (Nez Perce) horseman and warrior, known for his skills in rodeo riding and accomplishments in the Pendleton Roundup in Pendleton, Oregon during the early twentieth century (early 1900s). He was a member of the wal’wáama (Wallowa Band) of the nimíipuu (Nez Perce) tribe and served in the Nez Perce War of 1877. At the conclusion of the Nez Perce War, Jackson Sundown was part of the retreat of many nimíipuu (Nez Perce) warriors and their families to Canada. After a few years, Jackson Sundown and other warriors were eventually able to return to the nimíipuu (Nez Perce) reservation in the Lewis-Clark Valley in northwest Idaho.