Chief Joseph Speaks and Lesson Plans: PBS Archives of the West

Subject: Native American History
Themes: Indigenous Rights 19th Century
Age groups: High School Homeschooling
Resource type: Websites

With the resources collected in its "Archives of the West", PBS has created a fantastic resource for teachers based on an eight part documentary The West, that aired for the first time in 1996.

Resources include excerpts from Chief Joseph´s statements and speaches and lesson plans such as this one, which challenges students to under the westward expansion of European descended people from the perspective of Native Americans, particularly the Nez Perce and Chief Joseph Hinmton Yalektit.