Week 14 - 5 Samuel Castrejon Period 0 1/5/12 Syllabus Week...

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5 Samuel Castrejon Period 0 1/5/12 Syllabus Week 14 Chief Joseph The Nez Perce, an Indian tribe, welcome the white European settlers with open arms and their leader, Chief Joseph, even converted to Christianity while attending a boarding school. After 1850, migration rates began rising for European settles and this caused US government officials to draw up treaties to remove Native Americans from their sacred lands into small reservations. Chief Joseph refused to sign one of these treaties and the US government responded with aggression. Chief Joseph attempted to move to Canada when he found out that three of his men murdered a gang of white settlers. He believed that moving to Canada would prevent any further bloodshed. The tribe avoided and sometimes defeated US troops on their way to Canada but were forced to stop within a few miles when hunger and exhausted kicked in. The tribe was moved to a reservation in modern day Oklahoma. Chief Joseph begged Roosevelt to allow them to move to their ancestral land but instead they were moved to a reservation in Washington. They were never allowed back and Joseph died in Colville on
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