Monday, November 14, 2011

Chief Joseph's Speech

Here is the speech we listened to by Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Native Americans.




It was only fitting that as we are learning about Westward Expansion and relocation of Native Americans that we listen to the words of native people. We read about the Nez Perce Native Americans from our Social Studies textbook then listened to this partial reading of his speech.

These words are a partial reading of a speech attributed to Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce. The full speech was reported to have been delivered to the US government at Lincoln Hall in Washington DC (1879) where he was meeting with lawmakers to sign over their native lands.

What did the speech remind you of? How do you think his words from 1879 still resonate today?

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