Originally Posted by Road Agent
Bear Paw Battlefield, located a few miles south of Chinook, MT.
To the right of the picture next to the Park Service Marker is the rock where Chief Joseph surrendered and made the famous statement:
"From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever."
Love the pic and the history. I find it facinating to stand where these storys, or dramas played out on the plains.
Quote from Chief Al-Le-Ga-Wa-Ho on may 27, 1872 in front of the agency building on the Kaw reservation in the Neosho Valley, near Council Grove, Kansas,when told they would be moved to a Oklahoma reservation.
|"Great Father, you whites treat us Kon-Zey like a flock of turkeys, you chase us to one stream then you chase us to another stream, soon you will chase us over the mountains and into the ocean and we will have nowhere to live, we do not want to leave the Neosho Valley" |
Kansa, Chief Al-le-ga-wa-ho, who by tribal election became one of the three principal Kansa chiefs in 1867.
The pic below is what is left of the old agency building.