A Biography of Chief Joseph1840-1921 By: Alexandria Koon
BACKGROUND *Born in The Wallowa Valley *His father died when he was in his teens *He only saw his mom when he was born *The Nez Perce War happened
1871 *His dad died and then he became chief * His dad died in the Wallowa War
1877 • The Nez Perce Wars happened. • There were two wars. • The first one his dad fought in and died. • The second one he fought in.
1878 • Joseph’s long journey • Joseph moved to Idaho with his band(tribe) because the government forced his tribe to move.
jsajska 1871 *His tribe, the Nez Perce moved to Oklahoma. *He moved to Oklahoma in June because the government forced his tribe to move again.
1879 • He gave a speech in Washington D.C. • His speech was that he wanted peace between his tribe and the U.S. government. • It really improved how the government treated the Nez Perce tribe.
Character Traits • He was caring because he protected his tribe instead of worrying about himself. • He was brave because he fought for his tribe with no one looking after him.
Quote “For myself, I don’t care. It’s for them I will surrender.” It means that he wanted to protect his tribe from death no matter what.
RESOURCES • http://www.californiaindianeducation.org/famous_indian_chiefs/pics/Chief_Joseph.jpg • http://library.byways.org/a/static_maps/000/000/284/ChiefJoseph_map.gif • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/Chief_Joseph-1877.jpg/240px-Chief_Joseph-1877.jpg • http://ricecr0607.wikispaces.com/file/view/Nez_Perce_warrior_on_horse.jpg/30659094/272x342/Nez_Perce_warrior_on_horse.jpg
Resources • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5a/Chief_Joseph_and_family.JPG/220px-Chief_Joseph_and_family.JPG • http://cache2.artprintimages.com/p/LRG/8/807/KQNI000Z/art-print/chief-joseph.jpg