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About Our Logo

The mission of Hipéexnu derives from the humanitarian actions of the late Dr. Horace Axtell, a Nimiipuu (Nez Perce), and a life-time resident of Idaho. This non-profit will follow his example of dedicating his life to his family, people, culture, language, and waláhsat.

The logo was derived from a photograph taken of Horace Axtell at Whitebird Memorial in Whitebird, Idaho. The Memorial is to honor the lives, losses, and triumphs of the Nez Perce People & remember the War of 1877. This picture was sent to his great grandson, Red Bear McCloud, to design this logo for Horace's memorial and special. There was a memorial and then a Men's Traditional Special that took place in honor of Horace, in 2016 at the hiteemwaq'iisiwt Powwow on the Nez Perce Reservation. Red Bear designed this logo to be put on the Champion Traditional dancers jacket; T-shirts were also made for family and close friends.

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