Published on March 7, 2011 by Aquarius
Chief Looking Glass (Allalimya Takanin c.1832-1877) was a Nez Perce war leader who, with Chief Joseph, directed the 1877 retreat from eastern Oregon into Montana and onward toward the Canadian border during the Nez Perce War. He was killed in 1877 after the Battle of Bear Paw.
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Although he bitterly resented white encroachments on his ancestral lands, he opposed going to war with the United States over its plans to force his people onto the small Indian reservation assigned to them at Lapwai, Idaho.