Chief Joseph and the Nez Perces

Chief Joseph and the Nez Perces

Chief Joseph

Chief Joseph was a Nez Perce chief who, faced with settlement by whites of tribal lands in Oregon, led his followers in a dramatic effort to escape to Canada.Chief Joseph was born on March 3, 1840, in Wallowa Valley, Oregon Territory. When the United States attempted to force the Nez Perce to move to a reservation in 1877, he reluctantly agreed. Following the killing of a group of white settlers, tensions erupted again, and Chief Joseph tried to lead his people to Canada, in what is considered one of the great retreats in military history.
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The Nez Perce Territory,

Chief Joseph was popularly known as Chief Joseph or Young Joseph , he he claim the privilege to live in his land and accord you the privilege to return to yours.He'd been one of the early Nez Perce leaders to convert to Christianity, and his influence had gone a long way toward establishing peace with his white neighbors. In 1855, he forged a new treaty that created a new reservation for the Nez Perce. white prospectors began to stream onto their lands ,The relationship was soon upended when the United States government took back millions of acres it had promised to Joseph the Elder and his people.
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A Nez Perce warrior.

the Nez Perce occupied an estimated 28,000 square miles

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The first white men of your people who came to our country were named Lewis and Clark. They brought many things that our people had never seen. They talked straight. These men were very kind.

Chief Joseph

How did manifest destiny lead to (your event or group)? that he have a long time through bad times for fear of losing their land but then could accomplish what he clamored