Poetsenmy, Nez Perce Nimiipu, Colville, Washington - Formerly Tamatsatsamy, Chief Moses' secondary wife from Lapwai, Idaho - Photo by E.H. Latham, 1906.

Poetsenmy, Nez Perce Nimiipu, Colville, Washington - Formerly Tamatsatsamy, Chief Moses' secondary wife from Lapwai, Idaho - Photo by E.H. Latham, 1906.

A great man. Hinmaton-Yalaktit (Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt) (1840-1904) was leader of the Nez Perce. Most commonly known as Chief Joseph, his Indian name means "Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain". Photo by Edward S. Curtis, 1879.

A great man. Hinmaton-Yalaktit (Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt) (1840-1904) was leader of the Nez Perce. Most commonly known as Chief Joseph, his Indian name means "Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain". Photo by Edward S. Curtis, 1879.

Nimi’ipuu (Nez Perce) or Cayuse, Idaho, Oregon, or eastern Washington, Horse Mask, 1875–1900, trade cloth, glass beads, brass buttons, horsehair, mirrors, red-shafted flicker feathers, silk ribbons, cotton, hide, ermine. Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., T0097. Photo: John Bigelow Taylor.

Nimi’ipuu (Nez Perce) or Cayuse, Idaho, Oregon, or eastern Washington, Horse Mask, 1875–1900, trade cloth, glass beads, brass buttons, horsehair, mirrors, red-shafted flicker feathers, silk ribbons, cotton, hide, ermine. Thaw Collection, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., T0097. Photo: John Bigelow Taylor.

Pendleton, Oregon Nez Perce Katie Harris. The Nez Perce Horse is a spotted horse breed of the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho. The Nez Perce Horse Registry (NPHR) program began in 1995 in Lapwai, Idaho and is based on cross-breeding the old-line Appaloosa horses (the Wallowa herd) with an ancient Central Asian breed called Akhal-Teke.

Pendleton, Oregon Nez Perce Katie Harris. The Nez Perce Horse is a spotted horse breed of the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho. The Nez Perce Horse Registry (NPHR) program began in 1995 in Lapwai, Idaho and is based on cross-breeding the old-line Appaloosa horses (the Wallowa herd) with an ancient Central Asian breed called Akhal-Teke.

In his final years, Chief Joseph spoke eloquently against the injustices of U.S. Government policies and racial discrimination against Indigenous peoples and he held out hope that America's promise of freedom and equality would one day be fulfilled for Native Americans as well

In his final years, Chief Joseph spoke eloquently against the injustices of U.S. Government policies and racial discrimination against Indigenous peoples and he held out hope that America's promise of freedom and equality would one day be fulfilled for Native Americans as well

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