Elliott West, Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas, is a specialist in western social, environmental, and Native American history. He is author of several books, including The Last Indian War: The Nez Perce Story (2009).
Heinmot Tooyalakekt (Chief Joseph) (1840-1904)
Heinmot Tooyalakekt (Thunder Rising to Loftier Mountain Heights), also known as Chief Joseph, was a prominent figure among the Nimiipuu, or Nez Perce. He is best remembered as a leader during the Nez Perce War of 1877. Although his role in that conflict is much misunderstood, Joseph participated significantly in …