During this time of uncertainty, I would like to offer my friends and followers to watch this video production from Joseph, Oregon (July 27, 2012), “The Chief Joseph Monument Dedication”. ~Angelika Ursula
Joseph, Oregon (July 27, 2012) — In front of more than one hundred people, Chief Joseph Monument Dedication turned into a spiritual experience. Young Chief Joseph has returned home, if not with his remains, but his spirit, Horace Axtel, Nimiipuu Elder said during the conclusion of the dedication.
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Originally published By Wild Horses in the annual Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Souvenir Program
RESPECT! Young Chief Joseph would have been 180 years old today, March 3, 2020. He is commemorated in dozens of ways. His likeness is everywhere, it seems, and his name is ubiquitous.
A town is named after him, as is a hotel, a rodeo, and a mountain. Thousands of faces and names have faded into the past, but his endures and will continue to endure as long as we honor the factual history and remember the suffering of Indians.
Continue Reading… “Hinmut-too-yah-lat-kekeht aka Young Chief Joseph – Last of the big Chiefs”
Every year in July, the Nez Perce Homeland becomes a place of reunion for descendants of the original inhabitants of Wal’waama, also known as Wallowa Country. At Tamkaliks, participants enjoy three days of dancing and drumming, culminating in a walasit service and Friendship feast when descendants, locals, and visitors attend together.
Continue Reading… “A reunion of tradition, pride, and friendship – The Nez Perce Encampment Pavilion”