Who is Chief Joseph?

  • (noun): Leader of the Nez Perce in their retreat from United States troops (1840-1904).
    Synonyms: Joseph

Chief Joseph

Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt, Hinmatóowyalahtq̓it in Americanist orthography, popularly known as Chief Joseph, or Young Joseph (March 3, 1840 – September 21, 1904), succeeded his father Tuekakas (Chief Joseph the Elder) as the leader of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa) band of Nez Perce, a Native American tribe indigenous to the Wallowa Valley in what is today the State of Oregon in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

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Shoshone National Forest - Recreation - Scenic Roads
... Immediately south of the Beartooth Highway, the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway (Wyoming Highway 296) follows the old trail in which Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce tribe attempted to flee the U.S ... The Chief Joseph, Buffalo Bill Cody and Wyoming Centennial byways have all been designated as Wyoming State Scenic Byways ...
Chief Joseph - Legacy
... Numerous structures, including schools, dams and roads, have been named for Joseph, as well as several geographic features ... Some of the most notable of these are Chief Joseph Scenic Byway in Wyoming, and Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington ... Chief Joseph Dam is the second largest hydropower producer in the U.S ...
Nez Perce Wars
... A majority of the surviving Nez Perce represented by Chief Joseph of the Wallowa band of Nez Perce, surrendered to Brigadier Generals Oliver Otis Howard and Nelson A ... Although Chief Joseph is the most well known of the Nez Perce leaders, he was not the sole overall leader ... It was at the final surrender of the Nez Perce when Chief Joseph gave his famous "I Will Fight No More Forever" speech, which was translated by the ...
Wallowa Lake - History - Gold Rush and Battle With The Nez Perce
... However, chiefs from bands unaffected by the new boundaries, from the areas that remained within the reservation, did sign, placing the Wallowa band outside the reservation ... Rather than submit to American notions of justice, Young Joseph led the Wallowas away from their homeland ... October 5, 1877, the day of the surrender, Chief Joseph gave the following speech I am tired of fighting ...
Big Hole National Battlefield
... In 1873, Chief Joseph negotiated with the federal government to ensure his people could stay on their land in the Wallowa Valley as stipulated in 1855 and 1863 land treaties with the U.S ... Chief Joseph reluctantly agreed ... As they began their journey to Idaho, Chief Joseph learned that three young Nez Percé men, enraged at the loss of their homeland, had massacred a band of white ...

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