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Robert H. Ruby

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 | ISBN: 9780195082098
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Joseph (1840?–21 September 1904), Nez Percé leader, Nez Percé leader sometimes known as Young Joseph, was born in a cave near Joseph Creek in the Wallowa Valley, the son of Tu-eka-kas, or Old Joseph, a Cayuse, and Etoweenmy (Asenath), a Nez Percé. The names Joseph and Asenath were conferred on his parents by missionaries of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, who had established themselves on Lapwai Creek, Idaho, in 1836. His Indian name, Hin-mut-too-uah-lat-kekht, in English means Thunder Rolling in the Mountains....

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