Lawyer acted without authority from our band. He had no right to sell the Wallowa country.
Quote by Chief Joseph
Chief Joseph Quotes
We had a great many horses, of which we gave Lewis and Clark what they...
Words do not pay for my dead people.
My father... had sharper eyes than the rest of our people.
A man who would not love his father's grave is worse than a wild animal.
The white men told lies for each other. They drove off a great many of...
I have heard talk and talk, but nothing is done.
The first white men of your people who came to our country were named Lewis...
Let me be a free man - free to travel, free to stop, free to...
From where the sun now stands I will fight no more.
It required a strong heart to stand up against such talk, but I urged my...
I only ask of the government to be treated as all other men are treated.
When an Indian fights, he only shoots to kill.
I did not want my people killed. I did not want bloodshed.
We damaged all the big guns we could, and carried away the powder and the...
For a short time we lived quietly. But this could not last. White men had...
Our people could not talk with these white-faced men, but they used signs which all...
The Indian race are waiting and praying.
I believe much trouble would be saved if we opened our hearts more.
I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty.
I labored hard to avoid trouble and bloodshed.