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Chief Joseph Cemetery
Nespelem, Okanogan County, Washington

This is the stone over the burial place of Chief Joseph, leader of the Nez Perce Indians, who was exiled to a reservation in the Northern Washington Territory in May of 1885. Following many battles, Chief Joseph and his small band of followers, a total of about 150 were sent to the Colville Indian Reservation, now headquartered at Nespelem, Okanogan County WA, to live out the remainder of their years.

Photograph Copyright 2000, Maggie Rail


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