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Chief Joseph
An Indian's views of Indian affairs, 1879
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An Indian respects a brave man, but he despises a coward.  - Chief Joseph
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Chief Joseph
Statement of surrender to General Nelson Miles, October 1877. As reported in: U.S. Secretary of War Report 1877, p. 630
Chief Joseph
In 1879. As quoted in: "Voices of the American Indian Experience, Volume 1", edited by James E. Seelye and Steven Alden Littleton, p. 331, "An Indian's View of Indian Affairs"

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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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