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(Fox News)   War shirt of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe fetches $877,500 at auction. Imagine the price if he'd won   (foxnews.com) divider line 75
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2012-07-24 03:21:27 PM  
I tried to buy the Love Shirt of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe but I couldn't chisel it off the floor of the tee-pee.
 
2012-07-24 03:38:26 PM  
I will bid no more forever
 
2012-07-24 03:57:35 PM  
Fricking Hipster douchebag. I mean HE-LLO it's 2012 not 1992, nose piercings are SO retro-passe.
 
2012-07-24 03:58:07 PM  

brap: I tried to buy the Love Shirt of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe but I couldn't chisel it off the floor of the tee-pee.


I just usually wiped off on the tee pee flap...usually pissed off the squaw though....
 
2012-07-24 03:58:23 PM  
Good luck getting the smell of Indian food out of it...f*cking curry sticks around forever!
 
2012-07-24 03:59:40 PM  
They talk about famous photos of the shirt but they don't bother to include one??

Even for non-controversial topics Fox News is faux news.
 
2012-07-24 03:59:41 PM  
FTFA:
... that can be seen in a painting hanging in the Smithsonian...
...wore the shirt in 1877 in the earliest known photo of him...
...painting, which was used for a U.S. postage stamp...
...photo and portrait showing the war shirt...


So where is teh farking picture of it you stupid piece of shiat lazy ass dog-farking scum sucker bastard !!!?!?!?!?!?!
 
2012-07-24 03:59:46 PM  
The photo and portrait showing the war shirt were made shortly after Chief Joseph led 750 Nez Perce tribal members on an epic 1,700-mile journey from Oregon to Montana in an unsuccessful bid to reach Canada and avoid being confined to a reservation.


Funny how the victims of the Land of the FreeTM always make for Canada.
 
2012-07-24 04:00:41 PM  

Farking Canuck: They talk about famous photos of the shirt but they don't bother to include one??

Even for non-controversial topics Fox News is faux news.


oh, yeah, this too ( 1 second !)
 
2012-07-24 04:00:56 PM  

Farking Canuck: They talk about famous photos of the shirt but they don't bother to include one??

Even for non-controversial topics Fox News is faux news.


And here is was 2 seconds of the Google gives:
www.deseretnews.com
 
2012-07-24 04:00:57 PM  
I got Chief Joseph mixed up with Chief Seattle, but apparently Joseph actually made the speech attributed to him.
 
2012-07-24 04:03:46 PM  
I'd pay good money for a plastic effigy of Chief Joseph filled with candy.
 
2012-07-24 04:03:56 PM  
I imagine that you'd be paying upload.wikimedia.org49,293,563...

www.indiatalkies.com
 
2012-07-24 04:04:29 PM  
Yeah, but what is it good for?
 
2012-07-24 04:05:01 PM  

spentmiles: Yeah, but what is it good for?


Absolutely nothing.
 
2012-07-24 04:06:37 PM  

Al_Ed: spentmiles: Yeah, but what is it good for?

Absolutely nothing.


Good god y'all. :(
 
2012-07-24 04:07:18 PM  

Sticky Hands: Al_Ed: spentmiles: Yeah, but what is it good for?

Absolutely nothing.

Good god y'all. :(


Say it again!
 
2012-07-24 04:08:01 PM  
I'm hoping some trust bought it to return to someone, or group, that might treasure the memory of him and the things he lead his people through. Or it can go next to a buffalo head on the wall of some rich, white, hormone injected beef rancher's house. I'm sure either way is a good thing.
 
2012-07-24 04:08:41 PM  
Didn't realize they were that popular.......


janetcharltonshollywood.com
 
2012-07-24 04:08:46 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
RIP Nez Perce Indian
 
2012-07-24 04:08:49 PM  
www.aoa.org
RIP pince-nez
 
2012-07-24 04:09:07 PM  
I'd imagine if he'd won the price would be about 40,000 beaver pelts (adjusted for inflation).

/not a history scholar
 
2012-07-24 04:09:59 PM  
The photo and portrait showing the war shirt were made shortly after Chief Joseph led 750 Nez Perce tribal members on an epic 1,700-mile journey from Oregon to Montana in an unsuccessful bid to reach Canada and avoid being confined to a reservation. They were forced to surrender in 1877 after U.S. troops stopped them about 40 miles south of the Canadian border.

Next up at auction, Chief Joseph's brown pants.
 
2012-07-24 04:10:01 PM  

Al_Ed: Sticky Hands: Al_Ed: spentmiles: Yeah, but what is it good for?

Absolutely nothing.

Good god y'all. :(

Say it again!


Little known fact that the original title of "War and Peace" was "War - What is it Good For?"
 
2012-07-24 04:10:09 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 285x400]
RIP Nez Perce Indian


I believe that's a nose-pierced Indian.
 
2012-07-24 04:12:37 PM  
How come there's never any native American porn? It's like, all other races do it except them.

Is it a cultural thing?

I'm not talking about some penthouse pet wearing a headdress and loincloth, either. I want authentic native American chicks doing it.
 
2012-07-24 04:12:42 PM  

SonOfSpam: Al_Ed: Sticky Hands: Al_Ed: spentmiles: Yeah, but what is it good for?

Absolutely nothing.

Good god y'all. :(

Say it again!

Little known fact that the original title of "War and Peace" was "War - What is it Good For?"


No it wasn't, Elaine.
 
2012-07-24 04:14:52 PM  
War shirt of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe fetches $877,500 at auction. Imagine the price if he'd won

If he would have won maybe the women would be in camp doing all of the work while the men were out hunting and fishing.
 
2012-07-24 04:19:32 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I will bid no more forever


farkin' fark, you beat me to it
 
2012-07-24 04:21:15 PM  
I wonder what Sheriff Joe's shirt will be worth in a 100 years?
 
2012-07-24 04:21:40 PM  
"This Land is My Land, No it's not Your Land, from the Redwood Forest, to the New York Is-land.."

/wonders if the GOP would seize on that with "proper" video images for an attack ad

//demands royalties, if they do
 
2012-07-24 04:21:57 PM  
Yeah right. When they lose, it gets that mistique.

Just like Adolph Hitler's shirt is worth a lot more these days than President Frankie Roosevelt's.
 
2012-07-24 04:22:33 PM  
I clicked on the sidebar link to see some kid getting his arm bit of by an alligator, and all I saw was related footage.
 
2012-07-24 04:23:50 PM  

HopScotchNSoda: AverageAmericanGuy: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 285x400]
RIP Nez Perce Indian

I believe that's a nose-pierced Indian.


blog.weddzilla.com

Are you making light of my accent?
 
2012-07-24 04:25:29 PM  
brown war pants not for sale
 
2012-07-24 04:26:59 PM  
I thought that trading in Native American Antiquities was forbidden by law.
Stories of men being arrested for selling war bonnets and what not.
confused
 
2012-07-24 04:29:27 PM  
What are the chances the Indians could ever win.

www.battersbox.ca
 
2012-07-24 04:32:18 PM  

Farking Canuck: Farking Canuck: They talk about famous photos of the shirt but they don't bother to include one? ...
And here is was 2 seconds of the Google gives:


Yeahbut, they can't just hotlink on a commercial news site, or even save & re-host. There's intellectual property issues and stuff.
 
2012-07-24 04:32:42 PM  
I didn't know this native american crap was worth anything. When I put my pool in last summer, I found all kinds of bones and rattles and beads and crap. I threw it on the brush fire. It must've been brittle as fark because it was hissing and screeching as it burned. Argh, got to go, someone keeps filling the pool with blood. Damn teenagers.
 
2012-07-24 04:36:34 PM  

Suede head: The photo and portrait showing the war shirt were made shortly after Chief Joseph led 750 Nez Perce tribal members on an epic 1,700-mile journey from Oregon to Montana in an unsuccessful bid to reach Canada and avoid being confined to a reservation.


Funny how the victims of the Land of the FreeTM always make for Canada.


Mexico was a shiat hole even back then.
 
2012-07-24 04:41:08 PM  
image.maniadb.com

I love that song!
 
2012-07-24 04:51:58 PM  
www.theamericanwalk.com
 
2012-07-24 04:56:17 PM  

Rufus Lee King: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x1312]


Oh my! You have some cool stuff....Reminds me of a pendant I got fr, Grandma..if I wore it, I'd get mobbed..think Zulu woman made out of dried nuts..bobble head..red lipstick..oh dear!
 
2012-07-24 04:56:47 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 285x400]
RIP Nez Perce Indian


Look at those shenanigans. These are just the shenanigans we've been waitin for!
 
2012-07-24 05:00:08 PM  
If this shirt matches the skirt I robbed off Admiral Sir Lionel Halsey (GCMG, GCVO, KCIE, CB, DLJP)...it's clobberin' time!
 
2012-07-24 05:01:37 PM  

Suede head: The photo and portrait showing the war shirt were made shortly after Chief Joseph led 750 Nez Perce tribal members on an epic 1,700-mile journey from Oregon to Montana in an unsuccessful bid to reach Canada and avoid being confined to a reservation.


Funny how the victims of the Land of the FreeTM always make for Canada.


And funny how they get thrown out once their publicity value is negated. When Sitting Bull arrived in Canada, much was made of his residence near Wood Mountain. After a year, though, things went sour:

"Sitting Bull had more to say. He complained about the White Mother's (Queen of England) lack of compassion for the Sioux, the Canadian government's nubianrdly attitude toward providing food, even though the Mounties often gave them food from their own supplies. (NWMP Major James M.) Walsh listened to Sitting Bull's thinly veiled threats of what would happen if provisions were not forthcoming.

"This was too much for Walsh, who was well known for his blunt language. 'Who do you think you are? Have you forgotten that you're American Indians? You haven't any right to be in Canada. You've caused us police any amount of trouble. You've stolen horses. You've been a goddamn nuisance. You seem to think all white men are afraid of you. Well, you're wrong. Get your goddamn provisions at the trading post. If you keep on making trouble, I'll put the whole damn lot of you in jail!'

'Be careful, Wahonkeza [Walsh's Sioux name],' Sitting Bull replied. 'You're talking to the head of the mighty Sioux Nation.'

'I know who I'm talking to. What I said still stands. And if there's any more horse stealing, I'll put irons on you, too!'

Sitting Bull fumed. Shaking a finger at Walsh, he said, 'No man can talk to me like that!' He reached for a revolver on his belt, but Walsh grabbed him and threw him out of the cabin. Sitting Bull landed on the ground. When he tried to get up, Walsh kicked him in the buttocks.

Furious, Sitting Bull climbed to his feet, again reaching for his revolver, but one of the other chiefs grabbed and restrained him. After a struggle, Sitting Bull tired and slumped to the ground, and the other chief released him. A moment later the Hunkpapa chief got up and stalked away."

(Sitting Bull, The Years in Canada. Grant MacEwan, Hurtig Publishers, 1973. Pages 40-41)

By 1881, the Sioux had had enough, and moved back to the US and surrendered.

As for the Chief Joseph band, Inspector Lief N.F. ('Paddy') Crozier had instructions from Prime Minister MacDonald to turn them back at the border. Whether he did this to prevent further trouble with the Americans is up for speculation. You can read "Canada and the United States, Ambivalent Allies" by John Herd Thompson and Stephen J Randall, University of Georgia Press, 2002, for more background on that.

One warning, though - reading about the history of the natives in North America will break your heart on a daily basis. The Indians were well and truly farked.
 
2012-07-24 05:04:58 PM  
War shirt of Chief Joseph
This reminds me of a certain Farker's name, you know who I mean, around here.
 
2012-07-24 05:11:02 PM  

Suede head: The photo and portrait showing the war shirt were made shortly after Chief Joseph led 750 Nez Perce tribal members on an epic 1,700-mile journey from Oregon to Montana in an unsuccessful bid to reach Canada and avoid being confined to a reservation.


That campaign is still studied by the US military today. Not for what the US Army did, but what Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce did. That means more than probably many of you realize.

Funny how the victims of the Land of the FreeTM always make for Canada.

Problems started because some of the Nez Perce sold land on behalf the entire tribe when in reality they weren't really empowered to do such a thing. Tensions eventually flared with white settlers in the region and war became inevitable. The retreat to Canada was only undertaken when the Crow tribe turned them away.

Oh and..."The victims of the Land of the Free tm" were hardly flower children who lived in paradise until the evil white man showed up. They made glorious war on each other and weren't above massacre, torture, kidnapping of women and children, and a whole list of other crimes. They were as human as anyone else.
 
2012-07-24 05:13:46 PM  
Imagine how much his formula for orange-flavored baby aspirin would fetch.
 
2012-07-24 05:24:03 PM  

LiberalZombie: I'd imagine if he'd won the price would be about 40,000 beaver pelts (adjusted for inflation).

/not a history scholar


Are you suggesting that beavers inflate?
 
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