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A chief called Lawyer, because he was a great talker, took the lead in the council, and sold nearly all the Nez Perce country.  - Chief Joseph
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Statement of surrender to General Nelson Miles, October 1877. As reported in: U.S. Secretary of War Report 1877, p. 630
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An Indian's views of Indian affairs, 1879

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Born: March 3, 1840

Died: September 21, 1904 (aged 64)

Nationality: Canadian

Occupation: Leader

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.

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