Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce

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Chief Chief Joseph (born Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt and later baptized as "Joseph" his father's baptism name) of the Nez Perce, Wallowa Band. He was born in Oregon March 3, 1840. He succeeded his father as chief in 1871 and lead the Nez Perce when the U.S. government was trying to force the Nez Perce onto reservation land in Idaho. The struggle between Chief Joseph and the U.S. government lasted many years. He died in 1904 and is buried in the state of Washington.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress,
in USA


Katherine Smith Joseph is his first name not the last . He is in my family history line.
Mar 21, 2012 · Reply
Kathy Pinna And what was his last name, Katherine? I couldn't find a surname for him so I just put "Chief Joseph" - if you can give me a last name, I'd love to change the information on the photo. Thank you so much for helping.
Mar 21, 2012 · Reply
Katherine Smith His full name was Chief Joseph Quanah Parker and if you have an email address I can send you a photo of him when he was younger. He was born around 1840-1845 and died about 1904. I also do Genealogy Family History Research for other people .

Thank You
Mar 21, 2012 · Reply
Kathy Pinna Thank you, Katherine - I will change the information right now. Could you post the photo on AncientFaces? It would be great to see a photo of him as a younger man. The discovery is addicting, isn't it? How nice that you do genealogy searches for other people!
Mar 21, 2012 · Reply
Katherine Smith Do you happen to have any Genealogy software that you can send me . I can give you my mailing address.
Mar 21, 2012 · Reply
Katherine Smith I just posted the younger photo.
Mar 21, 2012 · Reply
Kathy Pinna Thank you for posting the photo of the younger Chief Joseph - he was such a handsome man! I don't have any genealogy software at all, I'm sorry.
Mar 21, 2012 · Reply
Kathy Pinna Katherine - Looks like we were talking about two different Chief Josephs. This Chief Joseph was of the Nez Perce - your was of the Comanche. Different men!
Mar 22, 2012 · Reply
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