Keywords: Chief Joseph young chief joseph In-mut-too-ya-lat-lat Nee-mee-poo hinmatowyalßhtqit Nimiputimt wallowa valley history Oregon history Washington history american indian history native american leaders Nez Perce chiefs Indian heroes Nez Perce hero NEZ PERCE historical figures Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekht Charles Alexander Eastman Ohiyesa
Chief Joseph, known by his
people as In-mut-too-yah-lat-lat (Thunder coming up over the land from the water),
was best known for his resistance to the U.S. Government’s attempts to force
his tribe onto reservations. The Nez Perce were a peaceful nation spread from
Idaho to Northern Washington. This article has moved to theChief Joseph page in our new section on the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Nez Perce Tribe.