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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.
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
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