The Chief Joseph Days flag carriers are known as the Tuckerettes. The name first originated after the honorable Harley Tucker, who helped found Chief Joseph Days in 1946.
By Katy Nesbitt and Haley J. Bridwell
for Chief Joseph Days Rodeo
Photography by Angelika Ursula Dietrich
The 2019 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo pickup men Matt Twitchell and Mitch Coleman are familiar faces at the Harley Tucker Arena – two men skilled at handling livestock inside and outside the arena.
By Wild Horses
Special Act sponsored by Quail Run Ranch & Roberts Land & Cattle
At 25 years of age, Madison MacDonald is one of the World’s Top Equestrian Athletes in her arena. Born and raised just south of Calgary Alberta Canada but now calls Stephenville Texas home.
By Wild Horses
Built-in Concord, New Hampshire, Wallowa County founding father Frank McCully bought the stagecoach in 1886 and ran a stage line from Elgin to Joseph until 1908
Now in its 73rd year, the Chief Joseph Days Rodeo is an indelible northeast Oregon tradition. For most of those years, a red 19th century stagecoach with bright, yellow wheels has been a big part of that tradition.
As we gear up and count down to the 75th Anniversary of Chief Joseph Days here is a little treasure and one of my all-time patriotic favorites from the 2004 Chief Joseph Days Grand Parade
Eight years ago I shot this picture at the 2012 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo with PRCA bareback rider, Josi Young. “FEEL THE THUNDER” at the 75th Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, July 21-26, 2020.