Forgot your password?  
Related Topics

I Will Fight No More Forever Study Guide & Plot Summary

This Study Guide consists of approximately 26 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of I Will Fight No More Forever.
This section contains 895 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our I Will Fight No More Forever Study Guide

Plot Summary

In his surrender speech, "I Will Fight No More Forever," Chief Joseph confesses his own exhaustion and offers a list of the hardships that have befallen his people while attempting to escape the U.S. army. They had traveled as many as seventeen hundred miles, hoping to find refuge with Sitting Bull, the Sioux chief, who brought his people to Canada to escape U.S. aggression. Chief Joseph gave the speech in early October after the Battle of the Bear Paw Mountains. Winter had come, and the Nez Perce were suffering from freezing weather, lack of food, and exhaustion from the prolonged travel and fighting.

Chief Joseph begins by telling the adjutant, Major H. Clay Wood, that he is surrendering with General Howard's promises at heart. As Colin Taylor explains in "Plateau and Basin," Howard had told Chief Joseph that the Nez...

(read more from the Plot Summary section)

This section contains 895 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our I Will Fight No More Forever Study Guide
Copyrights
I Will Fight No More Forever from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook