June 29, 2017

Today in History: Chief Joseph Surrenders


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.

Chief Joseph images

Reports & other documents related to Chief Joseph

Historic newspaper coverage related to Chief Joseph

“Oral Tradition” on the Walls of the Jefferson Building Folklife Today blog July 28, 2016

19th-century periodical articles

Primary Source Spotlight: The Nez Percé

Native American teaching resources & primary source collections

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