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Remembering the Details Why did Chief Joseph take the Nez Percé to Canada rather than fight the army troops? 2. Understanding Information What was the Nez Percé nontreaty policy and how did it affect government policy? Thinking Critically 3. Identifying Cause and Effect What caused Chief Joseph to flee to Canada, and why were he and his people captured? 30 AMERICAN BIOGRAPHIES Copyright © by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Percé nation in 1873 during a crisis. Some years before, gold had been discovered on Nez Percé land in Oregon’s Wallowa Valley.

Some of her critics gave her the nickname “Yellin’ Mary Ellen,” deliberately changing her middle name. She was criticized by many men and women for what they felt was unsuitably aggressive behavior for a woman. But Mary Lease was not one to be easily discouraged, no matter what her critics said about her. Born in Pennsylvania, Mary Elizabeth Clyens grew up in New York and attended Catholic schools. Her father died during the Civil War but she was nevertheless able to finish her education. She then taught school for two years.

He had not been far from the slave state of Maryland, and had often seen enslaved people trying to escape. He had helped many captured fugitives avoid return to the South by serving as their lawyer without a fee. Stevens turned to politics in 1833, and his unflagging hatred of slavery directed the course of his political career. As a member of the Pennsylvania state legislature in 1837, he refused to sign the state’s new constitution because it did not give African Americans the right to vote. As a member of the House of Representatives from 1848 to 1853, he was known as a “free soiler,” committed to keeping the western territories free, rather than slave, states.

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