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Chief Joseph
  • Name: Chief Joseph
  • Born: 03/03/1840
  • Died: 09/21/1904 (64 years old)
  • Known for: Nez Perce leader

Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt (or Hinmatóowyalahtq̓it in Americanist orthography), popularly known as Chief Joseph, Young Joseph, or Joseph the Younger (March 3, 1840 – September 21, 1904), was a leader of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa) band of Nez Perce, a Native American tribe of the interior Pacific Northwest region of the United States, in the latter half of the 19th century. He succeeded his father Tuekakas (Chief Joseph the Elder) in the early 1870s.

Alias: Hinmatóowyalahtq̓it

Birth Place: Wallowa Valley, Nez Perce territory (claimed as Oregon Country by the United States and as the Columbia District by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland)

Death Place: Colville Indian Reservation, Washington, United States

Source: Wikipedia

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