Nez Perces Chief Joseph's tombstone, Colville Indian Reservation, Washington, 1905


Three men in full ceremonial dress and a man in military uniform stand on a small wooden platform before the new tombstone. Two of the men have full feathered headdresses, the 3rd wears a fur & horns headdress. Their clothing is decorated and beaded, and man nearest camera holds a pipe. (Same man in NA617) A blanket lays beside them on the platform. Wooden fence is visible in the background. Tombstone inscription facing the camera reads: He led his people in the Nez Perce War of 1877. Died Sept. 21, 1904. Aged about 60 years.. PH Coll 484.AB8

Location Description: 

United States--Washington (State)--Colville Indian Reservation