Chief Joseph the Elder of the Nez Perce: History & Facts


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Chief Joseph the Elder was born with the name, Tuekakas. How did he receive the name Joseph?

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1. Chief Joseph the Elder promoted peace principally to protect an area sacred to the Nez Perce. What was that area?

2. In what year did Chief Joseph the Elder help the governor of Washington Territory draw the original bounds of the Nez Perce reservation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Chief Joseph the Elder was a significant historical figure, and this quiz and worksheet will help you retain the information from the lesson regarding important dates and events from his life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test your knowledge of:

  • Important dates in Joseph's life
  • The story behind his name
  • Influence of Chief Joseph
  • Milestones in his life
  • The Nez Perce reservation

Skills Practiced

Together, the worksheet and quiz will test your skills on:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Chief Joseph the Elder lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about historical events in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the life of Chief Joseph

Additional Learning

To fully understand this important leader, study the corresponding lesson titled Chief Joseph the Elder of the Nez Perce: History & Facts. This lesson addresses the following objectives:

  • Understand the historical impact of Chief Joseph
  • Retain important dates in history
  • Discover the timeline of events from Chief Joseph's life
  • Learn about the Nez Pierce tribe