Chief Joseph Quotes (63 quotes)
“When I think of our condition, my heart is heavy. I see men of my own race treated as outlaws and driven from country to country, or shot down like animals.”
Lincoln Hall Speech (1879)
“[Speech of surrender at end of Nez Percé War:] I am tired of fighting.... I want to have time to look for my children and see how many of them I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead.”
As quoted in: The Nez Percé Indians (1908) by Herbert Spinden
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsChief Joseph
Born: March 3, 1840
Died: September 21, 1904 (aged 64)
Bio: Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt, popularly known as Chief Joseph, or Young Joseph succeeded his father Tuekakas as the leader of the Wal-lam-wat-kain 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.