6 Replies Latest reply on Jun 4, 2021 6:05 PM by Richard Wandschneider

    Where are documents related to the executive action Nez Perce Reservation?

    Richard Wandschneider Newbie

      In 1873 President Grant signed an executive order establishing a “Reservation for the Roaming Nez Perce Indians of the Wallowa Valley in Oregon.” Land appraisals were made, with 87 settlers and 2 “corporations” filing dollar amounts for improvements they had made. No money was paid, and in 1875 another executive order rescinded the first. I know there are lists of the settlers, appraisal amounts, and a map of the proposed reservation. They are all in Grace Bartlett’s The Wallowa Country: 1867-1877.  I want the original documents--maybe on microfilm?--for an upcoming exhibit. I cannot find them in the archives. What am I doing wrong?