The Life of Chief Joseph


The Life of Chief Joseph

Alan E. Grey

176 pages
For ages 11--13 years


May 2014


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About the Book

In The Life of Chief Joseph readers encounter the story of the Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph and the events leading up to his now-famous declaration: “From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.”

Alan E. Grey weaves a historically accurate biography full of colorful stories gleaned from careful research, telling a fascinating tale and offering the reader a thorough history of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce war. Grey captures the spirit of this remarkable leader, from his youth through the struggles of his final years. Young readers and adults alike will both enjoy and learn from this riveting account of one of the most significant American Indian figures of the nineteenth century.



Author Bio

Alan E. Grey has graduate degrees in chemistry and has worked as a chemist for most of his adult life. Since retirement, he has followed his lifelong interest in western history. He is the author of The Life of Kit Carson (available in a Bison Books edition).

Table of Contents

1. Start of the Nez Perce Discontent
2. Trip to Fort Walla Walla
3. The Treaty of 1855
4. Years of Turmoil
5. Young Chief Joseph
6. Start of the Nez Perce War
7. Escape to the Clearwater
8. Trail to Montana
9. Battle at the Big Hole Basin
10. Escape to Yellowstone Park
11. Passage Through Yellowstone Park
12. Trail Across Montana
13. Final Battle at Bears Paw Mountain
Chapter Notes

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