This page part of the Wallowa County AGHP Site
From the collection of Jim Reavis
Photos from Frank Reavis
August 5, 1899 during Chief Joseph's last visit to Wallowa County in his attempt to secure space for his people.
Top, left to right Inspector James McLaughlin, Indian Agent (the same agent that sent the Indian Police to arrest Sitting Bull, resulting in his death), Chief Joseph. Bottom row: Edward Rabain, government interpreter, Peo Peo Tholekt (Landing Bird), a minor Nez Perce chief and Phillip Andres also a minor chief.
Chief Joseph Descendants
Old Chief Joseph
This picture was taken about 40 years ago near
the Wallowa river between Lostine and Wallowa on the occasion of the
removal of the remains of Old Chief Joseph to the cemetery at the foot of
Wallowa lake. The bones of old chief, father of Chief Joseph who led
the Nez Percé in the wars of the 1870's.
The Indians shown here are descendants of Chief Joseph who assisted in
locating the remains which were with the remains of several other Indians
in a burial plot which had been plowed up in farming operations. The
three white people in the picture, from left to right, are: Jim
Tulley, a pioneer resident of the county, Mrs. Anna Reavis, daughter of A.
C. Smith, another pioneer and close friend of Chief Joseph and a member of
his tribe, and W. W. White. Mrs. Reavis, 89, still makes her home in
Enterprise. After the remains had been gathered up a big ceremony
was held at Wallowa lake in connection with the re-burial rites.
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