Memorial of the Nez Perce Indians Residing in the State of Idaho to the Congress of the United States; Together with Affidavits, and Also Copies of Various Treaties Between the United States and the Nez Perce Indians

Memorial of the Nez Perce Indians Residing in the State of Idaho to the Congress of the United States; Together with Affidavits, and Also Copies of Various Treaties Between the United States and the Nez Perce Indians

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... of July, 1911. LAPWAI, IDAHO, July 12, 1911. STATE or IDAHO, County of Nez Perce, ss: Jim Carl, being first duly sworn, on his oath says: I am a Nez Perce Indian, 56 years of age. My post-oflice address is Genesee, Idaho. I and my brother, Tom Carl, were living 32 miles from La wai down the Clearwater River. In 1873 and up to the time of t e Joseph War in 1877 we had good farms and improvements and a large horse ranch; over 100 head of horses and 100 head of cows. When the Joseph War broke out we were requested to move to Spalding Agency, which we did. We were not with the hostile N ez Perces, but with those who were friendl to the Government. As a consequence of our having to move to palding depredations were committed on our ranch and we lost all of the cattle and horses except the horses that we used to go to Spalding with--about 30 head of horseswe lost over 100 head of horses and 100 head of cattle, all of our property we left behind. Other Indians who were friendl with the Government were paid for their horses, both at Kamia, Lapwai, and other places, but we have never received anything for our loss, though we have made many requests of the Government for a settlement and many complaints of our losses. We consider our loss about $5,000 for the other property. My improvements consisted of 80 acres of lpnd fencpd, adbsini; and a houste and ()1li'tl)iiil(lingS, all of Which were estroye, an-ave never een a e to recover the land. My bfiotleer wals equally interested in this property. We had a good orc ar on t is ropert. A relative o mine died about three ears a o, leaving an estate, and I contend that I and m brother are t e onl eirs to this estate. M. Y Y relative's name was ohn Walelah, who 1s now deceased. I was...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236902548
  • 9781236902542