Chief Joseph made a promise to his dying father to never give up his peoples land where he would be buried. Joseph never signed a treaty giving this land to the US Government but they took it anyway. In an attempt to keep his people free he made a desperate run to Canada to join up with Sitting Bull. He came up 40 miles short. I wish he had made it.
This is the greatest Chief who ever lived and fought more soldiers than any other tribe.The only reason he did not make it was that he would not leave the old ones and sick that were left behind.He sent his family away and was never permitted to see them again.The government is still trying to destroy our lives.We are the only ethnic group that has to have a card stamped by the government to prove we are Indian.If you say you are they ask for the card to prove it.That happens even now.
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