Today in History–October 5–the Library of Congress features the surrender of Nez Percé Chief Joseph to General Nelson A. Miles on this day in 1877. Learn more about the plight of this Native American tribe in the Today in History section then click the links below to access more primary resources and stories related to Chief Joseph and the Nez Percé and other native Americans.
“Oral Tradition” on the Walls of the Jefferson Building Folklife Today blog July 28, 2016
19th-century periodical articles
- “An Indian’s Views of Indian Affairs,” by Young Joseph, Chief of the Nez Perces [sic]. The North American Review, Volume 128, Issue 269, April 1879
- “Chief Joseph, the Nez Perce.” The Century, Volume 28, Issue 1, May 1884
- “Joseph, The Nez Perce.” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, Volume 58, Issue 343, December 1878
- “Joseph, The Nez Perce.” poem printed in The Indian Advocate, June 1, 1904