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Title
Chief Joseph, Nez Perce
William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana
Alternative Title
Volume 8, plate 256
Creator
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Publication Information
E. S. Curtis (Seattle); The University Press (Cambridge, Mass)
Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
West-ography, re-imaging the West
Rights Information
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Description
The name of Chief Joseph is better known than that of any other Northwestern Indian. To him popular opinion has given the credit of conducting a remarkable strategic movement from Idaho to northern Montana in the flight of the Nez Perces in 1877. To what extent this is a misconception has been demonstrated in the historical sketch of the Nez Perce war (Volume VIII). Their unfortunate effort to retain what was rightly their own makes an unparalleled story in the annals of the Indians' resistance to the greed of the whites. That they made this final effort is not surprising. Indeed, it is remarkable that so few tribes rose in a last struggle against such dishonest and relentless subjection.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
wor00229.tif
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll8/id/229
Language
English
Subject
Joseph (Nez Percé Chief), 1840-1904
Nez Percé Indians
Native Americans
Indians - Kings and rulers
Photogravure
Portrait photography
Portraits
Jewelry
Clothing and dress
Men's clothing
Source
Photogravure, 18.25 x 22.25 inches: The North American Indian; being a series of volumes picturing and describing the Indians of the United States, and Alaska, 970.6 C942 vol.8 plates, William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana, Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
Relation
West-ography, re-imaging the West - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll8

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