Joseph Cave

Approached from the south, a rock that looks like a chimney juts up on the west side of Joseph Creek which is flowing alongside the road here. If you look carefully, you can see, from the road, the entrance to a cave even though the doorway is somewhat screened by brush. Joseph Cave is supposedly the birthplace of Chief Joseph. It is on private land.

In June 1877, after the war had broken out in Idaho, General Howard's troops found and burned a cache of two tons of dried kouse root in a cave at joseph's winter camp. Perhaps this is the cave where the kouse had been cached.



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