This is an audio & words running commentary by Q’Orianka Kilcher.., who reads Chief Joseph’s account of his 1879 trip to Washington, DC. This part of a reading of “Voices of a People’s History of the United States” (Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove).

Hinmahtooyahlatkekt (or Hinmatóowyalahtq̓it in Americanist orthography), popularly known as Chief Joseph or Young Joseph (March 3, 1840 – September 21, 1904), was a leader of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa) band of Nez Perce, a Native American tribe of the interior Pacific Northwest region of the United States, in the latter half of the 19th century. He succeeded his father Tuekakas (Chief Joseph the Elder) in the early 1870s.

This video only has a certain amount of excerpts from the Lincoln Hall address, given by Chief Joseph in Washington D.C., 1879.

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I thank “Na’qalac’” (Grandfather) Spirit..,
his family…, “Voices of a People’s History of the United States”..; Q’Orianka Kilcher..; Indian Calling “Prayer For My Relatives”..;
Maxy Sound …and all the other brothers and sisters who have saved some great photos of Grandfather Joseph….

Qe’ciyew’yew’/ Many Blessings & Thanks / Chi Miigwetch!….

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