Chief Joseph,  3-3-1840 – 21-9-1904, was the leader of the Wallowa band of Nez Perce during General Oliver  Howard's attempt to forcibly remove his band and the other "non-treaty" Nez Perce to a reservation in Idaho. For his principled resistance to the removal, he became renowned as a humanitarian and peacemaker.  “Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever". On his surrender to Gen. Howard.

Chief Joseph – Nez Perce – 1903 The Chief Joseph band of Nez Perce Indians who still live on the Colville Reservation bear his name in tribute to their prestigious leader. His story of PEACE vs. violence is worth researching. What a legacy.

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Kal-kal-shua-tash (aka Jason) – Nez Perce – 1868 Ta-mas-on – Nez Perce – 1868 Nez Perce men – no date Nez Perce men and women – no date Hin-ma-toe Ya-lut-kiht (aka Chief Joseph) – Nez Perce –

Willie Andrews - Nez Perce - 1913

Nez Percé is an exonym given by French Canadian fur traders who visited the area regularly in the late century, meaning literally "pierced nose". Today the Nez Perce identify most often as Niimíipu in Sahaptin.

Chief Joseph - Nez Perce 1903

Hin-ma-toe Ya-lut-kiht (aka Thunder Rolling Over The Mountains, aka Chief Joseph, aka Joseph II) the son of Tu-eka-kas (aka Shooting Arrow, aka Joseph I) – Nez Perce – 1903

Yellow Bull - Nez Perce - 1905

Nez Perce named Yellow Bull in full ceremonial dress, Colville Indian Reservation, Washington, June :: American Indians of the Pacific Northwest -- Image Portion

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Charlie Wilpoken - Nez Perce – 1905

Nez Perce named Charlie Wilpoken with spotted horse, Colville Indian Reservation, Washington, ca. :: American Indians of the Pacific Northwest -- Image Portion

Waaya-Tonah-Toesits-Kahn (aka Blanket of The Sun, aka Jackson Sundown) – Nez Perce – 1908

Kal-kal-shua-tash (aka Jason) – Nez Perce – 1868 Ta-mas-on – Nez Perce – 1868 Nez Perce men – no date Nez Perce men and women – no date Hin-ma-toe Ya-lut-kiht (aka Chief Joseph) – Nez Perce –

Although there are a number of photos of Chief Joseph posted in the thread Old Nez Perce photos, I think this remarkable leader deserves a thread of his own... Also by starting this one, I hope some

Hin-ma-toe Ya-lut-kiht (aka Thunder Rolling Over The Mountains, aka Chief Joseph, aka Joseph II) the son of Tu-eka-kas (aka Shooting Arrow, aka Joseph I) – Nez Perce – 1903

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Comanche woman - circa 1885 {Note: While most Comanche women have straight hair, this woman's hair appears wavy. This effect is caused by braiding her hair when it is wet, then loosening the braids once the hair is dry.

Nez Perce man, Amos F. Wilkinson, nephew of Chief Joseph. Photographed 1897.

Nez Perce man, Amos F. Wilkinson, nephew of Chief Joseph. Photographed April 1897 by Wells Sawyer.

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