In the early 1800’s, Chief Joseph led his band of Nez Perce during the most tumultuous period in their history, when they were forcibly removed by the United States federal government from their ancestral lands in the Wallowa Valley of northeastern Oregon eventually being moved to the Colville Indian Reservation in the state of Washington, where he died in 1904.

The Chief Joseph band of Nez Perce who still live on the Colville Reservation bear his name in tribute to their prestigious leader. Chief Joseph’s legacy lives on in numerous ways.

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