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Chief Joseph

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The Nez Pierce people lived in peace with white intruders in their homelands until 1863, when a treaty called for the tribe's removal to a reservation in Idaho. Chief Joseph (1840-1904), headman of the Nez Pierce band in northeastern Oregon's Wallowa Valley, became the greatest diplomat, philosopher, and - from necessity rather than choice - war leader of his people, and is among the most respected Indian leaders of American history.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 186 x 18mm | 181.44g
  • St Martin's Press
  • FORGE
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765310643
  • 9780765310644
  • 1,562,707

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.,."a book that will live in every reader's mind." "Candy Moulton has crafted a moving account of a major player in an epic chapter of American Indian history." "Our written history goes from 700 page[s] by A. Josephy to other shorter works but none is more comprehensive than Chief Joseph." "Impeccably researched...will stand for generations as a testament to one man's heroic struggle to find a sanctuary for his people." "Insightful and revealing, this crisply written biography.... depicts one the most respected and influential Indian leaders in American History." Treasurer, Nez Perce National Historical Trail Foundation "A strong study of a brave man and his peole, as only a writer such as Moulton can express." -"True West" Moulton writes with exquisite passion about one of America's greatest freedom fighters. Impeccably researched, "Chief Joseph: Guardian of the People," will stand for generations as a testament to one man's heroic struggle to find a sanctuary for his people.--W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O Neal Gear, Authors of People of the Raven" "The story of Chief Joseph is reflective of the forebearance and determination of the Nez Perce people. Candy Moulton has crafted a moving account of a major player in an epic chapter of American Indian history." --Jerome A. Greene, author of Nez Perce Summer, 1877"Our written history goes from the 700 page history by Alvin Josephy to other shorter works but none is more comprehensive than Chief Joseph for American Heroes. I appreciate Candy Moulton including details about our stay in and return from Oklahoma Territory." --Charlie Moses, Jr. Chief Joseph Band, Nez Perce Colville Reservation, Nespelem, WashingtonTreasurer, Nez Perce National Historical Trail Foundation"A strong study of a brave man and his peole, as only a writer such as Moulton can express." --True West"Moulton writes with exquisite passion about one of America's greatest freedom fighters. Impeccably researched, Chief Joseph: Guardian of the People, will stand for generations as a testament to one man's heroic struggle to find a sanctuary for his people." --W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear, Authors of People of the Raven"Congratulations to Tor/Forge for their American Heroes series. I can't think of a publishing venture that America needs more than this. Chief Joseph by Candy Moulton is a perfect introduction to the series. It combines good history with deep emotion. It's a book that will live in every reader's mind." --Thomas Fleming, author of Dreams of Glory The story of Chief Joseph is reflective of the forebearance and determination of the Nez Perce people. Candy Moulton has crafted a moving account of a major player in an epic chapter of American Indian history. "Jerome A. Greene, author of Nez Perce Summer, 1877" Our written history goes from the 700 page history by Alvin Josephy to other shorter works but none is more comprehensive than "Chief Joseph" for American Heroes. I appreciate Candy Moulton including details about our stay in and return from Oklahoma Territory. Charlie Moses, Jr. Chief Joseph Band, Nez Perce Colville Reservation, Nespelem, WashingtonTreasurer, Nez Perce National Historical Trail Foundation A strong study of a brave man and his peole, as only a writer such as Moulton can express. "True West" Moulton writes with exquisite passion about one of America's greatest freedom fighters. Impeccably researched, "Chief Joseph: Guardian of the People," will stand for generations as a testament to one man's heroic struggle to find a sanctuary for his people. W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O Neal Gear, Authors of People of the Raven Congratulations to Tor/Forge for their American Heroes series. I can't think of a publishing venture that America needs more than this. Chief Joseph by Candy Moulton is a perfect introduction to the series. It combines good history with deep emotion. It's a book that will live in every reader's mind. "Thomas Fleming, author of Dreams of Glory"" Our written history goes from the 700 page history by Alvin Josephy to other shorter works but none is more comprehensive than "Chief Joseph" for American Heroes. I appreciate Candy Moulton including details about our stay in and return from Oklahoma Territory.--Charlie Moses, Jr. Chief Joseph Band, Nez Perce Colville Reservation, Nespelem, WashingtonTreasurer, Nez Perce National Historical Trail Foundation "The story of Chief Joseph is reflective of the forebearance and determination of the Nez Perce people. Candy Moulton has crafted a moving account of a major player in an epic chapter of American Indian history."--Jerome A. Greene, author of "Nez Perce Summer, 1877" "Our written history goes from the 700 page history by Alvin Josephy to other shorter works but none is more comprehensive than "Chief Joseph" for American Heroes. I appreciate Candy Moulton including details about our stay in and return from Oklahoma Territory."--Charlie Moses, Jr. Chief Joseph Band, Nez Perce Colville Reservation, Nespelem, WashingtonTreasurer, Nez Perce National Historical Trail Foundation "A strong study of a brave man and his peole, as only a writer such as Moulton can express." -"True West" "Moulton writes with exquisite passion about one of America's greatest freedom fighters. Impeccably researched, "Chief Joseph: Guardian of the People," will stand for generations as a testament to one man's heroic struggle to find a sanctuary for his people."--W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear, Authors of "People of the Raven" "Congratulations to Tor/Forge for their American Heroes series. I can't think of a publishing venture that America needs more than this. Chief Joseph by Candy Moulton is a perfect introduction to the series. It combines good history with deep emotion. It's a book that will live in every reader's mind."--Thomas Fleming, author of "Dreams of Glory" " "Insightful and revealing, this crisply written biography.... depicts one the most respected and influential Indian leaders in American History." "Our written history goes from 700 page�s� by A. Josephy to other shorter works but none is more comprehensive than Chief Joseph." ..."a book that will live in every reader's mind."
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About Candy Moulton

Candy Moulton is the author of twelve Western history books including Everyday Life Among American Indians from 1800 to 1900, Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in the Wild West from 1840 to 1900, Roadside History of Wyoming, and Roadside History of Nebraska. Moulton makes her home near Encampment, Wyoming, where she edits the Western Writers of America Roundup Magazine, writes regularly for several magazines including True West, Wild West, Persimmon Hill, and American Cowboy. She is a member of the Nez Perce Trail Foundation, Lewis and Clark Heritage Trail Foundation, Oregon-California Trails Association, and Western Writers of America.
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38 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 24% (9)
4 39% (15)
3 34% (13)
2 3% (1)
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