Joseph would like you to meet who he was in one of his past lives so that you can have a better understanding of his history and abilities as a Shaman.

Joseph was Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt, Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain, known as Chief Joseph, or Young Joseph in the Wallowa Valley of Northeastern Oregon.

Chief Joseph lived from March 3, 1840 - September 21, 1904. He was the leader of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa) band of Nez Perce during General Oliver O. Howard's attempt to forcibly remove his band and the other "non-treaty" Nez Perce to a reservation in Idaho. For his principled resistance to the removal, he became renowned as a humanitarian and peacemaker.

He was known as Young Joseph during his youth because his father, Tuekakas, was baptized with the same Christian name, later becoming known as "Old Joseph" or "Joseph the Elder."

Numerous structures, including schools, dams and roads, have been named for Joseph, as well as several geographic features. Some of the most notable of these are Chief Joseph Scenic Byway in Wyoming, and Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River in Washington. Chief Joseph Dam is the second largest hydropower producer in the U.S. and is the only dam in the Northwest named after an American Indian.

The city of Joseph, Oregon is also named for the chief, as well as Joseph Canyon and Joseph Creek, on the Oregon-Washington border, and Chief Joseph Pass in Montana. Chief Joseph is depicted on currently issued $200 Series savings bonds.

The following is an excerpt from the movie of Chief Joseph
I Will Fight No More Forever