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Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Tribe Nez Perce 1871–1904 Born March 3, 1840 Wallowa Valley, Oregon Died September 21, 1904 (aged 64) Colville Indian Reservation


Nez Perce Tipis | Buffalo Hide Tipi at Nez Perce National Park.


Pendleton, Oregon Nez Perce Katie Harris. The Nez Perce Horse is a spotted horse breed of the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho. The Nez Perce Horse Registry (NPHR) program began in 1995 in Lapwai, Idaho and is based on cross-breeding the old-line Appaloosa horses (the Wallowa herd) with an ancient Central Asian breed called Akhal-Teke.


Here we present an historic image of an Old-time Nez Perce Indian Warrior. It was taken in 1910 by Edward S. Curtis. The image shows a Nez Perce Warrior wearing a loin cloth and moccasins, on horseback. We have created this collection of images primarily to serve as an easy to access educational tool. Contact Image ID# 75A03285

Appaloosa: The Appaloosa is a product of the Nez Perce people. They started breeding them in the 18th century in Oregon and Idaho.


In the 1600's French trappers noticed colorful horses inhabiting The Palouse River Valley, home to the Nez Perce Indians in Washington and Idaho. The trappers began referring to this type of horse as "a Palousie" which later became Appaloosa. However these little spotted horses came to them, the Nez Perce realized their value for hunting and war in the high plateau country. Long-skilled as dog breeders, the Nez Perce where the first selective breeders of American Appaloosas.


Chief Joseph. Nez Perce ("pierced nose" in French). 1897 ...


Incredible portrait of a Nez Perce Indian. Photo taken in 1910 by Edward S. Curtis.


In his final years, Chief Joseph spoke eloquently against the injustices of U.S. Government policies and racial discrimination against Indigenous peoples and he held out hope that America's promise of freedom and equality would one day be fulfilled for Native Americans as well

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"Chief Joseph" Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt (1840-1904) The man who became a national celebrity with the name "Chief Joseph" was born in the Wallowa Valley in what is now northeastern Oregon in 1840. He was given the name Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt, or Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain. "I will fight no more, forever."