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Near Joseph in Wallowa County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

tiwi∙teqis (Old Chief Joseph)

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2017
1. tiwi∙teqis (Old Chief Joseph) Marker
Captions: (right center) Old Joseph was a key player in the 1855 treaty negotiations. In 1863 he refused to sign the "Steal Treaty" which reduced the 1855 reservation by 90% and ceded all the Wallowa country to the United States.
After his original grave near the present town of Wallowa was robbed twice, Old Chief Joseph was reburied at this cemetery on September 26, 1926.
Inscription. Born between 1785 and 1790, tiwi∙teqis came to be the principal leader of the walwá∙ma (Wallowa Band), In 1839 he was baptized and christened "Joseph," a name he carried of the rest of his life, despite later renouncing Christianity.
He died in 1871 at the traditional summer camp near the confluence of the Wallowa and Lostine Rivers. The leadership of the band passed to hinmató∙wyalahiqit (Young Joseph).
 
Erected by Nez Perce National Historical Park, National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Nez Perce Trail marker series.
 
Location. 45° 20.191′ N, 117° 13.32′ W. Marker is near Joseph, Oregon, in Wallowa County. Marker is on Wallowa Lake Highway (Oregon Route 351), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 62309 Wallowa Lake Highway, Joseph OR 97846, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chief "Old" Joseph (within shouting distance of this marker); Wallowa Lake (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Only the sounds of the horses..." (approx. 0.4
tiwi∙teqis (Old Chief Joseph) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2017
2. tiwi∙teqis (Old Chief Joseph) Marker
miles away); Salmon for Trade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Putting Down Roots (approx. 0.4 miles away); Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); 19 Dr. J.W. Barnard Drugs 08 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Nez Perce (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joseph.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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