Chief Joseph Quotes

Chief Jospeh, Nez Perce (1840 – 1904)

Chief Jospeh, Nez Perce (1840 – 1904), birth name Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt, was a leader of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa) band of Nez Perce, a Native American tribe of the interior Pacific Northwest region of the United States in the latter half of the 19th century. He succeeded his father Tuekakas (Chief Joseph the Elder) in the early 1870s. Chief Joseph led the Nez Perce during the most tumultuous period in their history, when they were forcibly removed by the United States federal government from their ancestral lands in the Wallowa Valley of northeastern Oregon. Chief Joseph’s life remains iconic because of his passionate, principled resistance to his tribe’s forced removal, and his reputation as a peacemaker.

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