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Chief Joseph

Born Spring 1840

Wallowa Valley, present-day Oregon

Died September 21, 1904

Nespelem, Oregon

Leader of the Nimitu (Nez Perce) tribe and famous orator

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"It is cold and we have no blankets. The little children are freezing to death. I want time to look for my children, and see how many of them I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me my chiefs. I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more for ever."

Chief Joseph endures as a symbol of dignity—as a tribal leader who exhausted all efforts to find a peaceful means to secure the homeland of his tribe, and as an eloquent spokesman who won a good measure of public sympathy for the plight of the Nez Perce tribe. His attempts...

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