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Author Howard, Helen Addison, author

Title Saga of Chief Joseph / Helen Addison Howard ; new introduction by Nicole Tonkovich ; maps and illustrations by George D. McGrath
Edition Bison classic edition
Published Lincoln, NB : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
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Contents Prologue -- Early history -- The Valley of Winding Waters -- The coming of the missionaries -- Thunder-rolling-in-the-mountains -- Treaty history -- The council smoke of 1855 -- War in the Columbia Basin -- 1856-58 -- The Treaty of 1863 -- The Tah-mah-ne-wes beckons -- The earth-mother drinks blood -- The Council at Fort Lapwai -- 1877 -- Chief white bird's murders -- The military campaign of 1877 -- The settlers prepare for war -- The Battle of White Bird Canyon -- The skirmish at Cottonwood -- The Battle of the Clearwater -- The march over the Lolo Trail -- The affair at "Fort Fizzle" -- The Battle of the Big Hole -- The Camas Meadows Raid -- The attack on the Cowan and Weikert parties -- The Battle of Canyon Creek -- The Skirmish at Cow Island -- Battle of the Bearpaw Mountains -- Joseph's surrender -- Later history -- Prisoners of war -- "Somebody has got our horses" -- Return from exile -- The trail to the setting sun -- Appendix 1: Genealogy chart -- Appendix 2: Sidelights
Summary "In "Saga of Chief Joseph," Helen Addison Howard has written the definitive biography of the great Nez Perce chief, a diplomat among warriors. In times of war and peace, Chief Joseph exhibited gifts of the first rank as a leader for peace and tribal liberty. Following his people's internment in Indian Territory in 1877, Chief Joseph secured their release in 1885 and led them back to their home country. Fiercely principled, he never abandoned his quest to have his country, the Wallowa Valley, returned to its rightful owners. The struggle of the Nez Perces for the freedom they considered paramount in life constitutes one of the most dramatic episodes in Indian history. This completely revised edition of the author's 1941 version (titled War Chief Joseph) presents in exciting detail the full story of Chief Joseph, with a reevaluation of the five bands engaged in the Nez Perce War, told from the Indian, the white military, and the settler points of view. Especially valuable is the reappraisal, based on significant new material from Indian sources, of Joseph as a war leader. The new introduction by Nicole Tonkovich explores the continuing relevance of Chief Joseph and the lasting significance of Howard's work during the era of Angie Debo, Alice Marriott, and Muriel H. Wright."--Provided by publisher
Notes Originally published: War Chief Joseph. Caldwell, Idaho : Caxton Printers, 1941
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Joseph (Nez Percé Chief), 1840-1904.
Nez Percé Indians -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Nez Percé Indians -- Wars, 1877.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017034233
ISBN 149620428X (electronic bk.)
9781496204288 (electronic bk.)
(paperback;) (alk. paper)
Other Titles War Chief Joseph