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Image of the Day, April 16, 2011

Chief Joseph (1840-1904), Beaded War Shirt, mixed media, variable inches.  Estimated to sell at auction for between $800,000 – 1,200,000. Chief of the Nez Perce tribe, Chief Joseph’s given name was Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt, translated as Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain. In 1877, this great man whose very name made men tremble, gave his now famous surrender speech, “Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired.  My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever.”

Credit: The Coeur D’Alene Art Auction

Chief JosephThis stamp, released in 1968, depicts Chief Joseph wearing the beaded war shirt.

Credit: 123RF

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