Chief Joseph: A Biography

Chief Joseph: A Biography

Chief Joseph: A Biography

Chief Joseph: A Biography

Synopsis

Chief Joseph is often considered a great war chief for his role in the Nez Perce War of 1877, during which the Nez Perce defeated several U.S. armies. In fact, Joseph had virtually no role in the military exploits that marked that campaign. This is only one of the countless myths about the legendary leader.

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