Historian to Lecture on Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce War

October 02, 2017

Daniel SharfsteinMISSOULA – Acclaimed author Daniel Sharfstein will deliver a lecture titled “The Wilderness of American Power: Understanding Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce War” on Thursday, Oct. 5, at the University of Montana.

Sharfstein, also a professor of history and law at Vanderbilt University, will present UM Department of History’s Ninth Annual Hampton Lecture at 7p.m. in Gallagher Business Building Room 106. The event is free and open to the public.

Sharfstein will discuss the Nez Perce War, Chief Joseph’s relations with the United States and the legacy of Chief Joseph’s criticism of American power. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail and the Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History.

Shafstein wrote the widely acclaimed book “Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard and the Nez Perce War.”


Contact: Jeff Wiltse, UM history professor, 406-243-2987, jeffrey.wiltse@umontana.edu.