Tuekakas

Place of birth
Wallowa Valley
Place of burial
Wallowa Lake, Oregon (National Historic Landmark)
English Name
Old Chief Joseph
Date of Birth
1785-01-01T04:00:00
Date of Death
1871-01-01T04:00:00
Biography

From Wikipedia ...

 

Old Joseph was one of the first Nez Percé converts to Christianity and a vigorous advocate of the tribe's early peace with whites. In 1855 he aided Washington's territorial governor and set up a Nez Percé reservation that expanded from Oregon into Idaho. The Nez Perce agreed to give up a section of their tribal lands in return for an assurance whites would not intrude upon the sacred Wallowa Valley.

Pictures
Old Chief Joseph