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Chief Joseph

Chief JosephI have recently put up a poster of Chief Joseph that I’ve had rolled up for the past five years. I got it at the National Museum of the American Indian in NYC in 2001. Unfortunately the text below his photo is covered by the passe-partout so to remember it I put it here.


Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself — and I will obey every law or submit to the penalty.