November 30, 2021

Today in History: Chief Joseph Surrenders

Last Updated on September 18, 2021


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, the Nez Percé, and other native Americans.

Chief Joseph Surrenders from America’s Library

Chief Joseph images

Reports & other documents related to Chief Joseph

Historical newspaper coverage related to Chief Joseph

The Story of Chief Joseph 1881

19th-century periodical articles

Quotes from Chief Joseph Digital History

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

Primary Source Spotlight: The Nez Percé

Native American teaching resources & primary source collections

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