Chief Joseph: Guardian of the People

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Macmillan, Jun 27, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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A portrait of the Nez Perc diplomat and defender covers the 1863 treaty that called for his tribe's removal to an Idaho reservation, his people's four-month flight toward safety in Canada under his leadership, and his war leadership upon their capture forty miles from their destination. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
 

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Reading about the flight of the Nez Perce and the disregard of treaty by the US government, one begins to understand the plight of the Nez Perce Wallowa band and by extension, the extant Indian ... Read full review

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In 1877 Nez Perc Indians defied government efforts to restrict them to the reservation and, utilizing tactics still studied at West Point today, eluded federal forces for months until finally halted a ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Dale L Walker
13
Prologue
23
He Had Sharper Eyes
29
They Were Like Grizzly Bears
43
Have Spoken for My Country
74
It Was Now War in Earnest
93
Beginning the Flight
113
The Lolo Trail Beckons
124
With an Eye Toward the Buffalo Country
148
Yellowstone Interlude
158
We Could Have Escaped
169
Somebody Has Our Horses
193
A Heavy Stone Upon My Heart
200
Expect the Rivers to Run Backward
209
Acknowledgments and Bibliography
223
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Candy Moulton is the author of twelve Western history books including Everyday Life Among American Indians from 1800 to 1900, Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in the Wild West from 1840 to 1900, Roadside History of Wyoming, and Roadside History of Nebraska. Moulton makes her home near Encampment, Wyoming, where she edits the Western Writers of America Roundup Magazine, writes regularly for several magazines including True West, Wild West, Persimmon Hill, and American Cowboy. She is a member of the Nez Perce Trail Foundation, Lewis and Clark Heritage Trail Foundation, Oregon-California Trails Association, and Western Writers of America.

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