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Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce

The Untold Story of an American Tragedy

by Kent Nerburn

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Published by HarperOne .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages419
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7277484M
ISBN 100060513012
ISBN 109780060513016

Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce is far more than the story of a man and a people. It is a grand saga of a pivotal time in our nation's history. Its pages are alive with the presence of Lewis and Clark, General William Tecumseh Sherman, General George Armstrong Custer, and /5().   On Septem , the Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph dies on the Colville reservation in northern Washington at the age of The whites had described him as superhuman, a military genius, an.

Nerburn reveals the true, complex character of Joseph, showing how the man was transformed into a myth by a public hungry for an image of the noble Indian and how Joseph exploited the myth in order to achieve his single goal of returning his people to their Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce is far more than the story of a man 5/5(1). Chief Joseph () was a leader of the Wallowa band of the Nez Perce Tribe, who became famous in for leading his people on an epic flight across the Rocky Mountains. He was born in and he was called Joseph by Reverend Henry H. Spalding (), who had established a mission amongst the Nez Perce in

Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy by Nerburn, Kent and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy by Kent Nerburn HarperSanFrancisco, pp. CLR [rating] Thunder Rising in the Mountains. No one knows for certain who first uttered the notorious statement that “the only good Indian is a dead Indian.”.


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Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce is far more than the story of a man and a people. It is a grand saga of a pivotal time in our nation's history. Its pages are alive with the presence of Lewis and Clark. The Amazon Book Review Author /5().

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy/5(). kent nerburn's chief joseph & the flight of the nez perce is an engaging chronicle of the infamous ordeal endured by the nez perce people.

this tragic tale follows an member faction of the pacific northwest tribe driven from their longtime ancestral lands in eastern oregon and their ensuing retreat of nearly 1, miles (across parts of four states) while /5.

Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce is far more than the story of a man and a people. It is a grand saga of a pivotal time in our nation's history. Its pages are alive with the presence of Lewis and Clark, General William Tecumseh Sherman, General George Armstrong Custer, and Sitting Bull.

Synopsis. Chief Joseph was born on March 3,in Wallowa Valley, Oregon Territory. When the United States attempted to force the Nez Perce to move to a reservation inhe reluctantly : Chief Joseph and the Flight of the Nez Perce is a similar account to "the trail of tears".

It seems to be a well documented and researched flight of the Nez Perce from their ancestral homeland toward Canada. They were fleeing from the US army after an incident which occurred as they were being forced to relocate/5(). Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perc Nerburn's novelistic chronicle moves from the kind welcome Lewis and Clark receive from the Nez Percé.

Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce. At the beginning of the book, I thought I perhaps had an incorrect view of the accomplishments of Chief Joseph.

By the time I finished the book, I had so much admiration for him and his determination to remain a free people. It made me think about my own tribe and wonder if we gave up too early In.

Books shelved as nez-perce: The Nez Perce Indians and the Opening of the Northwest by Alvin M. Josephy Jr., Rate this book. Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy (Paperback) by.

Kent Nerburn (Goodreads Author) (shelved 2 times as nez-perce) avg rating — ratings — published   I just finished reading a beautiful though immensely sad book, Chief Joseph and the Flight of the Nez Perce by Kent book covers a pivotal time in U.S.

history. In the ’s, hordes of pioneers were pushing westward and settling on land already inhabited for centuries by Native Americans. Chief Joseph and the Flight of the Nez Perce does the same thing in a very different way because it is a part of our history as a nation and not just the story of one man like Neither Wolf nor Dog.

I feel like I took a long sad journey when I read this book. I learned things about America I never knew and wish I had been taught.5/5(5).

This is where it is believed the flight ended and Chief Joseph said, “From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.” Some Nez Perce escaped to Canada, but after fierce fighting and a siege, the rest of the band surrendered on October 5, and most of the survivors were sent to the Indian Territory in Oklahoma.

Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce. likes. BookFollowers:   For more than three months, Chief Joseph led fewer than Nez Perce Indians toward the Canadian border, covering a distance of more than 1, miles as the Nez Perce outmaneuvered and battled.

Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce is far more than the story of a man and a people. It is a grand saga of a pivotal time in our nation's history. Its pages are alive with the presence of Lewis and Clark, General William Tecumseh Sherman, General George Armstrong Custer, and Sitting Bull/5(16).

A revisionist account of Nez Perce history and one of its most controversial figures. Under Chief Joseph’s leadership, the schoolbook version of the story goes, hundreds of Nez Perce Indians outmaneuvered U.S. soldiers for three months, making their way to Canada. But on October 5,after a bloody five-day battle, Chief Joseph admitted Author: Kent Nerburn.

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CONTACT. Customer. Chief Joseph was born a member of the Nez Perce tribe of Wallowa Valley, Oregon in His Nez Perce name was Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt which means Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain. Young Joseph was the son of Joseph the Elder, the local chief.

He grew up close friends with his brother Ollokot. The Nez Perce Indians, and particularly Chief Joseph, have gotten their due in recent years, but that didn’t keep Ted Meyers from writing pages more. For starters he points out that the chief’s proper Indian name was Heinmot’tooyalakekt (Thunder.

Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce: The Untold Story of an American Tragedy by Kent Nerburn General Philip Sheridan, commander of the U.S. Army on the Western Frontier, often gets the dubious honor for a remark he reputedly made to a.

On October 5, Chief Joseph and his tribe the Nez Perce surrendered to the U.S. Army. Learn about the tribe’s way of life and their final act of : B. Myint. Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce The Untold Story of An American Tragedy (Book): Nerburn, Kent: Hidden in the shadow cast by the great western expeditions of Lewis and Clark lies another journey every bit as poignant, every bit as dramatic, and every bit as essential to an understanding of who we are as a nation -- the 1,mile journey made by .Chief Joseph, Native American name In-mut-too-yah-lat-lat, (born c.Wallowa Valley, Oregon Territory—died SeptemColville Reservation, Washington, U.S.), Nez Percé chief who, faced with settlement by whites of tribal lands in Oregon, led his followers in a dramatic effort to escape to Canada.

The Nez Percé tribe was one of the most powerful in the Pacific .