This Day in History
Chief Joseph Surrenders


Chief Joseph Surrenders
October 5, 1877

To escape being forced upon a reservation, in 1877 the Nez Percé tribe in Oregon attempted flight to Canada. Outnumbered nine to one by soldiers, they were finally trapped in the Bear Paw Mountains after a pursuit of thirteen hundred miles. On October 5, Chief Joseph surrendered to General Nelson Miles and delivered his oft-quoted speech: “From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever.”





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