Countdown to the 75th Chief Joseph Days Rodeo with pickup men Matt Twitchell and Mitch Coleman

Pickup Riders play an important role in assisting rough-stock competitors to get off their horses thereby increasing their safety. By Katy Nesbitt – Wild Horses Thunder and Haley J. Bridwell Photography by Angelika Ursula Dietrich The 2019 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo pickup men Matt Twitchell and Mitch Coleman are familiar faces at the … Continue ReadingCountdown to the 75th Chief Joseph Days Rodeo with pickup men Matt Twitchell and Mitch Coleman

Up Close and Personal with Chief Joseph Days Stage Coach (2018)

Written by Katy Nesbitt. Photography by Angelika Ursula Dietrich. Updated July 1, 2021. Now in its 75th year the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo is an indelible northeast Oregon tradition. For most of those years a red 19th century stagecoach with bright, yellow wheels has been a big part of that tradition. This … Continue ReadingUp Close and Personal with Chief Joseph Days Stage Coach (2018)

WETXUUWÍITIN​ – Returned home after a period of captivity

The renaming of the Spalding-Allen Collection A Historic Event for the Nimiipuu the renaming of the Spalding-Allen Collection WETXUUWÍITIN “returned home after a period of captivity” On June 26, 2021, Katy Nesbitt and I traveled from the “Wallowa Homeland” to the Nez Perce National Historical Park outside of Lapwei, Idaho, to witness … Continue ReadingWETXUUWÍITIN​ – Returned home after a period of captivity

The Nez Perce Horse

THE APPALOOSA MAJESTIC, admirably, endurance While attending an event near Spaulding, Idaho, as one of two chosen photographers by the Nez Perce tribe to cover the “Nez Perce Renaming Ceremony”, I encountered an amazing and beyond beautiful horse that belongs to the breed of the Appaloosa. The people who know me know that … Continue ReadingThe Nez Perce Horse