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CHIEF JOSEPH: Legendary Leader of the Nez Perce:
The Nez Perce War of 1877 and the Nez Perces 1,200-mile march in an attempt to reach Canada, although dramatic and courageous,
were unsuccessful. They did result in making Chief Joseph one of the most famous of all Indian chiefs. Legend has
portrayed Chief Joseph as a war chief even though he wasnt. But his skill as an orator cannot
be denied and was greatly admired by all. He courageously worked for the freedom of the Nez Perce,
but when confronted with capture, he announced, I will fight no more forever. Joseph was tall,
handsome and stately. This rarely seen photo, perhaps previously unpublished,
shows a pensive, somewhat sad Joseph. It was most likely taken circa 1880.

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