Chief Joseph

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Chief Joseph quote : All men were made …

All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers. Chief Joseph

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Home

Chief Joseph quote : General Howard informed me …

General Howard informed me, in a haughty spirit, that he would give my people 30 days to go back home,…

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Alone

Chief Joseph quote : We gave up some …

We gave up some of our country to the white men, thinking that then we could have peace. We were…

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GreatHope

Chief Joseph quote : I hope that no …

I hope that no more groans of wounded men and women will ever go to the ear of the Great…

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Government

Chief Joseph quote : I only ask of …

I only ask of the government to be treated as all other men are treated. Chief Joseph

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Good

Chief Joseph quote : It makes my heart …

It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and the broken promises. Chief Joseph

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Father

Chief Joseph quote : My father had sharper …

My father… had sharper eyes than the rest of our people. Chief Joseph

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Father

Chief Joseph quote : I pressed my father’s …

I pressed my father’s hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life. My father smiled and…

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Change

Chief Joseph quote : I know that my …

I know that my race must change. Chief Joseph

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Chief Joseph

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…

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