RARE HAND-TINTED TINTYPE OF YOUNG NEZ PERCE UNDER CHIEF. Taken circa 1875 by an unidentified photographer, Young under Chief is seen here in an outdoor setting, wearing a traditional Nez Perce striped blanket-coat with a richly beaded purse attached to his belt. This Native American Indian's cheeks and the stripes on the coat have been hand-colored. A few short years after this photo was taken, the US government reneged on its promise to allow the Nez Perce to live in peace off of reservation lands. Rather than accept the white man's deceit, Chief Joseph went North, leading 800 of his people toward freedom at the Canadian border. For over three months, they outmaneuvered and battled their pursuers traveling 1,700 miles across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. This impressive image measures 2.5" x 4.25" and is housed in a 4.25" x 6" pre-cut two-sided cardboard frame which has been removed from a photo album. Truly outstanding. A one-of-a-kind treasure! A beautiful image, noted on image Chief Joseph, Not proven.

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    November, 2007
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