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The Resource Chief Joseph : guardian of the people, Candy Moulton ; [foreword by Dale L. Walker]

Chief Joseph : guardian of the people, Candy Moulton ; [foreword by Dale L. Walker]

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Chief Joseph : guardian of the people
Title
Chief Joseph
Title remainder
guardian of the people
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Candy Moulton ; [foreword by Dale L. Walker]
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Chief Joseph (1840-1904) became a legend due to his heroic efforts to keep his people in their homeland in Oregon's Wallowa Valley despite a treaty that ordered them onto a reservation in Idaho. In 1877, when the US army forced the Nez Percé; away from their lands, Joseph led his tribespeople on a 1,500-mile, four-month flight from western Idaho across Montana, through Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming, toward safety in Canada. During this journey, the Army attacked the Indians several times; in one battle alone, at the Big Hole in western Montana, ninety Indian men, women, and children were killed
  • The Nez Percé's flight ended at the Bear's Paw mountains in northern Montana, just forty miles from the safety of the Canadian border. There the Army surrounded the Nez Percé, captured their horses, killed all but two of their primary chiefs, and forced their capitulation. When Chief Joseph surrendered to military leaders he told them, "From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever." Promised by military commanders that they would be returned to Idaho, the Nez Percé were instead relocated to Indian Territory in Oklahoma where many died of fever and disease. Chief Joseph began a new fight-for better conditions for his people and the right to return to their home country. His diplomacy and eloquence won public support and ultimately resulted in the Nez Percé's return to Idaho and Washington
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Chief Joseph, of the Nez Perce tribe, lived from 1840 to 1904. He became a legend through his heroic efforts to keep his people in their homeland in Oregon's Wallowa Valley. For years he tried to accommodate encroaching white men on his tribal lands, but finally gave up and attempted, in the fall of 1877, to lead his people safely to Canada. Born in 1840, Joseph was present at the signing of the 1855 treaty, which allowed the tribe to hold on to a five thousand square mile region in Idaho and Oregon, including their beloved Wallowa Valley. By 1877, a year after the Battle of Little Bighorn, word came from Washington that they had to move to a small reservation instead. Joseph, now chief, decided to take his people through Yellowstone and Montana, hoping to join Sitting Bull and his followers 300 miles north in Saskatchewan. They were caught by U.S. Army troops just forty miles short of their goal, in the Battle of the Bear's Paw
Award
Spur Award for Biography, 2006.
Biography type
individual biography
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155057
Cataloging source
DLC
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1955-
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Moulton, Candy Vyvey
Dewey number
  • 979.50049741240092
  • 920
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
American heroes series
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  • Joseph
  • Nez Percé Indians
Target audience
adult
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guardian of the people
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Chief Joseph : guardian of the people, Candy Moulton ; [foreword by Dale L. Walker]
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Copyright
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"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-228) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780765310637
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004056318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • ocm56128320
  • OCoLC
Label
Chief Joseph : guardian of the people, Candy Moulton ; [foreword by Dale L. Walker]
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780765310637
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004056318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • ocm56128320
  • OCoLC

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