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

Chief “Old” Joseph

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2017
1. Chief "Old" Joseph Marker
Inscription.
In the Memory
of Chief
Old Joseph
Died 1870


Chief "Old" Joseph
"Twaeet Tu-eka-kas
Born about 1783 - Died 1872
Baptized as Joseph by Dr. Spaulding

 
Erected 1954 by Peter Caird Santa Rosa Brass Calif.
 
Location. 45° 20.183′ N, 117° 13.335′ W. Marker is near Joseph, Oregon, in Wallowa County. Marker can be reached from Wallowa Lake Highway (Oregon Route 351), on the right when traveling north. 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. tiwi∙teqis (Old Chief 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 miles away); Salmon for Trade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Putting Down Roots (approx. 0.4 miles away); Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site (approx. half a mile 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.
 
More about this marker.
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 29, 2017
2. Chief "Old" Joseph Marker
The marker is located at Nez Perce National Historical Park.
 
Also see . . .  Old Chief Joseph - Wikipedia. Nevertheless, in 1863, following a gold rush in Nez Percé territory, the federal government took back approximately 6 million acres (24,000 km2) of this land.... Feeling deceived, Old Joseph condemned the United States, slashed his American flag, shred his Bible, and declined to move his band from the Wallowa Valley... (Submitted on December 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Wikipedia
3. Chief "Old" Joseph
 
 
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 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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