The Nez Perce War was the name given to the U. Although he had negotiated a safe return home for his people General William Sherman forced Joseph and four hundred followers to be taken on unheated rail cars to Fort Leavenworth in eastern Kansas to be held in a prisoner of war campsite for eight months. In 1879 Chief Joseph went to Washington D.
Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt Hinmatóowyalahtq̓it in Americanist orthography popularly known as Chief Joseph or Young Joseph (March 3 1840 – September 21 1904) succeeded his father Tuekakas (Chief Joseph the Elder) as the leader of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa) band of Nez Perce a Native American tribe indigenous to the Wallowa Valley in northeastern Oregon in the interior Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Howard. A series of events which culminated in episodes of violence led those Nez Perce who resisted removal including Joseph's band and an allied band of the Palouse tribe to take flight to attempt to reach political asylum ultimately with the Sioux chief Sitting Bull in Canada.