Chief Joseph - Nez Perce (1903)
Portfolio VIII, plate 256

"The name of Chief Joseph is better known than that of any other Northwestern Indian. To him popular opinion has given the credit of conducting a remarkable strategic movement from Idaho to northern Montana in the flight of the Nez Perce in 1877. The unfortunate effort to retain what was rightly their own makes an unparalleled story in the annals of the Indians' resistance to the greed of the whites." -Curtis

This image was made one year before Chief Joseph's death in 1904.

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