Wetiko's adversary

The Chief Joseph Tablet


In 1877 the respected leader of the Nez Perce tribe surrendered to the U. S. Government. In his medicine purse he was carrying a clay tablet that dates back to 2042 B.C. in Assyria.

“Chief Joseph said that white men had come among his ancestors long ago, and had taught his people many things. His story echoes those told by Native Americans in both North and South America about white culture bringers. But in this case, Joseph had a souvenir to demonstrate the truth of his story.” ~ Mary Gindling of History Mysteries