Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

By Charlene Smith
Pine Bluffs Post staff 

How often do you use your battle drum?

 

“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.” ~ Chief Joseph

Let me tell you a story about a man who knew how to fight. Hinmatóowyalahtq, popularly known as Chief Joseph was the leader of the Wallamwatkain tribe in northeast Oregon late in the 1870’s, during the most tumultuous period in the Native Americans contemporary history. They were being forcibly removed from their land and put on significantly reduced reservations in Idaho.

As it always is, when two sides don’t agree on something, there will be a...



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