Thursday, May 26, 2016

Native American Biography: Chief Moses

Chief Moses was from the Eastern Washington area and the Kowachinook Tribe.  He gained his nick name Moses from his time at the Spaulding Mission School.  He played a significant role in bringing the chiefs of the area together to sue for Native American lands and rights.  He claimed to represent all the tribes of the Upper Columbia RIver Basin.  He visited with Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce, Kamiakin of the Yakima and other prominent leaders.  This was in response to Colonel George Wright's efforts to force the native American onto reservations.  Finally in 1884 he accepted what became known as the Moses Agreement and left his lands and settled on the Colville Reservation.  Moses Lake is named for him.

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