Chief Joseph. (There's a lesson here for everyone one of us, regardless of heritage.)

Chief Joseph. (There's a lesson here for everyone one of us, regardless of heritage.)

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.

Wearable art of the early 1900's. Beautifully beaded Nez Perce Moccasins, c. 1910s-20s

Wearable art of the early 1900's. Beautifully beaded Nez Perce Moccasins, c. 1910s-20s

Yellow Wolf - Nez Perce - no date This man wrote a book about the Nez Perce war. It was an excellent view of that war through the eyes of this man. He wrote, that they did not start the war. It was a U.S. General that " showed us the rifle".

Yellow Wolf - Nez Perce - no date This man wrote a book about the Nez Perce war. It was an excellent view of that war through the eyes of this man. He wrote, that they did not start the war. It was a U.S. General that " showed us the rifle".

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.

Chief Joseph and family.  “Look into Chief Joseph’s face. What was he thinking and feeling at that moment? I believe this photograph is one of the most revealing portraits in our collection. You can see great dignity, pride, intelligence, and sadness in Joseph’s face and body language as well as tension, and perhaps some anger.” - Elaine Miller

Chief Joseph and family. “Look into Chief Joseph’s face. What was he thinking and feeling at that moment? I believe this photograph is one of the most revealing portraits in our collection. You can see great dignity, pride, intelligence, and sadness in Joseph’s face and body language as well as tension, and perhaps some anger.” - Elaine Miller

Nez Perce elder ,carrying a beaded purse....Pacific Southwest tribe in Washington State.

Nez Perce elder ,carrying a beaded purse....Pacific Southwest tribe in Washington State.

Nez Perce woman named E We Tone My on horseback

Nez Perce woman named E We Tone My on horseback

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

Appaloosa: The Appaloosa is a product of the Nez Perce people. They started breeding them in the 18th century in Oregon and Idaho.

Appaloosa: The Appaloosa is a product of the Nez Perce people. They started breeding them in the 18th century in Oregon and Idaho.

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