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Struggles For Survival In the Pacific Northwest and Plateau regions there were many struggles that happened between the United States and the Indians that resided in those regions It was because the United States broke the treaties that were made between the two that most of these struggles happened An example of this would be what happened to the Nez Perce Indians The Nez Perce in 1855 made a treaty with the government ceding the greater portion of their territory to the government and receiving a reservation that included the Wallowa Valley in Oregon But when there was gold discovered in the region 22 years later the tribe was forced to agree to surrender all its lands and return to a reservation at Lapwai At first they were given land that was really crap but when it was discovered what was under the land the United States just took it right back People wouldnt have really known that this was happening if it wasnt for the fact of Chief Joseph Chief Joseph was the leader of the Nez Perce tribe and was very radical about the treaty of 1855 Instead of going to the reserve like they were ordered to he led his people on a march to find refuge in Canada He defeated the US a multiple number of times but lost many of his people Most of the people that were killed were women and children After going about a thousand miles Joseph surrendered to the US and said the memorable speech that is on the cover page The sad part of this whole engagement was that the only reason I believe the army went after them is because they killed a few whites Also the Nez Perce tribes population went from 700 to a little bit more than 50 It was pretty much genocide but in the governments mind it was justice It wasnt only the Nez Perce that were
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