Chief Joseph's Own Story
Book Id: 30498
31pp. Very thin octavo [23 cm] Stapled tan, brown, and gray printed wraps. Near fine. The wraps are ever so slightly soiled and creased.
Reprinted by permission from the North American Review of April, 1879, and "Northwestern Fights and Fighters," by Cyrus Townsend. From p. 4- "This remarkable Indian had accomplished a feat that will be long remembered as a military exploit of the first magnitude. His small force, which at no time numbered more than three hundred warriors, had retreated for nearly two thousand miles through an enemy country, carrying with them their squaws and children. They had met United States troops eleven different times and had fought five pitched battles with them, of which they had won three, drew one and lost one, a feat that is more remarkable when you learn that the total force opposing them was nearly two thousand men."