Pictures are now available for sale!

Chief Joseph Days Rodeo

More than seven decades of incredible rodeo action, unforgettable parades, and small town hospitality! 

Chief Joseph Days Rodeo

Has a proud and long history of first-class small town community hospitality while providing world-class entertainment and the parades have been a very important part of that.

Click on image to view large picture

Click on image to view large picture

The Nez Perce

or as their original name, the Nimiipuu (meaning the real people) return home every year not only to celebrate their culture at their Encampment Pavilion east of the rodeo grounds, but also to take part in the Grand Parade on Saturday morning downtown Joseph. 
Take a look at the highlights from the 75th Chief Joseph Days Grand Parade below and then follow the link to my resale site where you can find more than 300 pictures from this incredible event. 

Highlight Gallery

Visit our Partner

The pictures in this gallery reflect only the highlights from the event. These and more than 300 pictures are available for sale at the link above.
Thank you for your interest in my photography. ~ Angelika Ursula Dietrich – Wild Horses Thunder

Recent Articles & Podcasts

Follow WHT on Social Media

Follow our journey and discover the breathtaking and wondersome world that lies behind the lens and pen

+ posts

ANGELIKA URSULA DIETRICH, owner and publisher of Wild Horses Thunder and Wild Horses Media Productions, is a professional Photographer, Videographer, Publisher, Writer, Social Media Consultant, and Website Developer.

Angelika's photography work has been displayed on the front cover of Idaho Magazine (2022), the Nimiipuu Tribal Tribune, Cowboy Lifestyle Network (2021), Cowboys & Indians (2016 & 2018), and in various Oregon and Washington entertainment and vacation publications, Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Program and website (2012-2020), at Art Gallery Festivals, private businesses, as well as for display advertisement for many clients in and out of Wallowa County including the Wallowa County Chieftain (2003-2007). Between 2007 and 2009, Angelika worked in radio as the news and sports director for owners Lee and Carol Lee Perkins at KWVR Radio in Enterprise, Oregon. After the station was sold, she created Wallowa Valley Online, an independent online news magazine publishing and writing news and engaging in photojournalism. After ten years of Wallowa Valley Online, Angelika decided to concentrate on her professional photography, write more human interest stories, and volunteer at the Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland.

Regarding my writing: "As a grandchild of post-war Europe (ethnic ancestry Bohemian/Austrian/German) and former Army spouse, I have lived and visited many places across the globe. Wallowa County, Oregon, has been my home since 2002. I am the daughter of a mom whose country violently vanished post-WWII. Her family was forcefully removed from Bohemia in 1946 when she was only six years young and sent to West Germany in cattle wagons. Her life story has tremendously impacted my own and formed my views on humanity and, at times, the lack thereof.
My formal college education is in the nursing field and psychology, which finds itself in my work as a writer and photographer. I am a humanitarian by heart and soul." ~Angelika Ursula Dietrich