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The Resource Chief Joseph : guardian of the people, Candy Moulton

Chief Joseph : guardian of the people, Candy Moulton

Label
Chief Joseph : guardian of the people
Title
Chief Joseph
Title remainder
guardian of the people
Statement of responsibility
Candy Moulton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A portrait of the Nez Perce 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. Chief Joseph, 1840-1904, became a legend due to his heroic efforts to keep his people in their homeland in Oregon's Wallowa Valley despite a treaty that ordered them onto a reservation in Idaho. In 1877, when the US army forced the Perce Nez away from their lands, Joseph led his tribe's people on a 1,500 mile, four month flight from western Idaho across Montana, through Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming, toward safety in Canada. During this journey, the Army attacked the Indians several times; in one battle alone, at the Big Hole in western Montana, ninety Indian men, women, and children were killed. The Nez Perce's flight ended at the Bear's Paw Mountains in northern Montana, just forty miles from the safety of the Canadian border. There the Army surrounded the Nez Perce captured their horses, killed all but two of their primary chiefs, and forced their capitulation. When Chief Joseph surrendered to military leaders he told them: from where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever. Promised by military commanders that they would be returned to Idaho, the Nez Perce were instead relocated to Indian Territory in Oklahoma where many died of fever and disease. Chief Joseph began a new fight for better conditions for his people and the right to return to their home country. His diplomacy and eloquence won public support and ultimately resulted in the Nez Perce return to Idaho and Washington
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
IJ5
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moulton, Candy Vyvey
Dewey number
979.50049741240092
Illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American heroes series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Joseph
  • Nez Percé Indians
Target audience
adult
Label
Chief Joseph : guardian of the people, Candy Moulton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-228) and index
Contents
He had sharper eyes -- They were like grizzly bears -- I have bought your horses -- I have spoken for my country -- It was now war in earnest -- Beginning the flight -- Lolo trail beckons -- March to the big hole -- With an eye toward the buffalo country -- Yellowstone interlude -- We could have escaped -- I will fight no more -- Somebody has our horses -- Heavy stone upon my heart -- Expect the rivers to run backward -- Let me be a free man
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st trade pbk. ed.
Extent
239 p.
Isbn
9780765310644
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004056318
Other physical details
map, port.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)79629651
  • (OCoLC)ocm79629651
Label
Chief Joseph : guardian of the people, Candy Moulton
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-228) and index
Contents
He had sharper eyes -- They were like grizzly bears -- I have bought your horses -- I have spoken for my country -- It was now war in earnest -- Beginning the flight -- Lolo trail beckons -- March to the big hole -- With an eye toward the buffalo country -- Yellowstone interlude -- We could have escaped -- I will fight no more -- Somebody has our horses -- Heavy stone upon my heart -- Expect the rivers to run backward -- Let me be a free man
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st trade pbk. ed.
Extent
239 p.
Isbn
9780765310644
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004056318
Other physical details
map, port.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)79629651
  • (OCoLC)ocm79629651

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