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The Chief Joseph Cemetery index lists individuals interred at the Chief Joseph Cemetery in Okanogan County, Washington. See photos. Index information about an individual may include name, birth date, birth place, death date, and names of family members. Index data was compiled by Maggie Rail, a member of the Washington State Cemetery Association who has transcribed over 400 cemeteries since 1993.
The Chief Joseph Cemetery is located at T31N R30E Sec 24 Lat: 48° 10' 11"N, Lon: 118° 58' 64"W.
There are 140 individuals listed in this index. Numerous unmarked graves and unmarked crosses are found throughout the cemetery in addition to those listed.
This index is in English.
This index is open for research.
Transcribed by Maggie Rail, Jun 01, 2000, last edited Aug 18, 2010.
“To reach the cemetery, turn onto the Keller Rd from Hwy 155 one block, then left which will proceed uphill winding around to the cemetery.”
“Chief Joseph Cemetery is a Nez Perce cemetery in the town of Nespelem, on the Colville Indian Reservation. Buried here are many participants of the Nez Perce War of 1877, including younger Chief Joseph and Yellow Wolf. Chief Joseph and many of his people came here to live about 1885. This cemetery is still an active cemetery.”
“In the center of the cemetery you will find the tall upright headstone which has the inscription on it, listed first below. A few blocks away, just off of Hwy 155, a monument has been erected to honor Chief Joseph.”
“Matt Morris and I surveyed this cemetery on April 7, 2000. I transcribed from these readings, then compared this work with the Okanogan Genealogical Society's Cemetery book pub. 1991 and have added an asterisk to the end of the entry, if it came from only their book. For these additional entries, it means most likely there is no headstone.”
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Chief Joseph Cemetery Index, 1905-1998, Office of Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].
Source: Index and transcription notes donated to the Washington Historical Records Project by Maggie Rail, August 2009.
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