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date: 08 March 2021


(1840?–21 September 1904)
  • Robert H. Ruby


Joseph (1840?–21 September 1904), Nez Percé leader, Nez Percé leader sometimes known as Young Joseph, was born in a cave near Joseph Creek in the Wallowa Valley, the son of Tu-eka-kas, or Old Joseph, a Cayuse, and Etoweenmy (Asenath), a Nez Percé. The names Joseph and Asenath were conferred on his parents by missionaries of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, who had established themselves on Lapwai Creek, Idaho, in 1836. His Indian name, Hin-mut-too-uah-lat-kekht, in English means Thunder Rolling in the Mountains....

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