Chief Joseph

1840 - 1904

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Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt (or Hinmatóowyalahtq̓it in Americanist orthography), popularly known as Chief Joseph, Young Joseph, or Joseph the Younger (March 3, 1840 – September 21, 1904), was a leader of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa) band of Nez Perce, a Native American tribe of the interior Pacific Northwest region of the United States, in the latter half of the 19th century. He succeeded his father Tuekakas (Chief Joseph the Elder) in the early 1870s. Chief Joseph led his band of Nez Perce during the most tumultuous period in their history, when they were forcibly removed by the United States federal government from their ancestral lands in the Wallowa Valley of northeastern Oregon onto a significantly reduced reservation in the Idaho Territory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chief Joseph has received more than 1,247,155 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Chief Joseph is the 11,031st most popular politician (down from 11,030th in 2019), the 4,753rd most popular biography from United States (down from 4,639th in 2019) and the 293rd most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Chief Joseph ranks 11,031 out of 15,710Before him are Bernhard Hammer, Demophon of Eleusis, Nikol Pashinyan, Charles Pasqua, Manuel Gómez Pedraza, and Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk. After him are Bodo Ramelow, Wee Kim Wee, Joseph Daul, Peada of Mercia, Renseneb, and Yakubu Gowon.

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Among people born in 1840, Chief Joseph ranks 55Before him are Dmitry Pisarev, Viktor Knorre, Helena Modjeska, William Graham Sumner, Theodor Philipsen, and Émile Duclaux. After him are Thomas Nast, Francišak Bahuševič, Franco Faccio, Victorino de la Plaza, Hermann Goetz, and Simeon Solomon. Among people deceased in 1904, Chief Joseph ranks 63Before him are Korla Awgust Kocor, Edwin Arnold, Leslie Stephen, Mahmoud Sami el-Baroudi, Ferdinand Mannlicher, and Émile Duclaux. After him are Georg Sauerwein, Princess Pauline of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Sumner Paine, Miltiadis Gouskos, Rodolfo Amando Philippi, and Karl Moritz Schumann.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chief Joseph ranks 4,753 out of 15,968Before him are Luke Wilson (1971), Richard M. Karp (1935), Richard Belzer (1944), Odetta (1930), Brian Thompson (1959), and Genie (1957). After him are Vincent J. McMahon (1914), Martin Kove (1946), Alexander H. Stephens (1812), Brie Larson (1989), Henry Paulson (1946), and Ben Bradlee (1921).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Chief Joseph ranks 293Before him are Lou Henry Hoover (1874), Oliver North (1943), Ron Johnson (1955), John Hay (1838), Abigail Fillmore (1798), and Charles Evans Hughes (1862). After him are Alexander H. Stephens (1812), Henry Paulson (1946), Lyndon LaRouche (1922), Ida Saxton McKinley (1847), Alger Hiss (1904), and William Wirt (1772).