Congressional Serial Set Volume 2726

Congressional Serial Set Volume 2726

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...125. KOOTENAI INDIANS. These Indians inhabit a district of country on and adjacent to the Kootenai River, in Kootenai County, and near our boundary line with the British possessions. Major Bonan, of the Flathead Indian Agency, Mont., has been detailed to select boundaries for a reservation for these Indians, who prefer to remain where they are, rather than to be removed to a new field. I have but little data as to their habits or advancement in the line of civilization. I am informed that their time is given principally to hunting and fishing. Their total number, males and females, is 218. DUCK VALLEY RESERVATION. This reservation is reported to be occupied by Shoshone and fractions of other tribes. As reports from this reservation are given to the governor of Nevada, I can furnish but little data. About one-half of the area, estimated at 140,000 acres, is in Idaho. It is with great satisfaction that I am able to report that there have been no Indian outbreaks in the Territory since last report. Complaint is made from many parts of the Territory that the Indians are causing the settlers great annoyance by camping near residences, their horses at the same time breaking into inclosares. I would recommend that agents be instructed to keep the Indians on their several reservations as closely as possible. You were some time ago advised of the mnrder of two Indian women on Lost River. The husband of one of the murdered women is a white man named Lee, who was charged with the crime. I offered a reward of $1,000 for his arrest and conviction. Lee was subsequently apprehended in California, and returned to this Territory from the State of Nevada. He has been tried in the county of Alturas and found guilty of murder in the second degree, and is now in more

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  • Paperback | 394 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 703g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648676
  • 9781236648679