• Creator
  • O'Neill, James
  • Created Date
  • 1863
  • Description
  • James O'Neill, Indian interpreter for the Nez Perce, writes to Idaho Territory Delegate to the House of Representatives, William Henson Wallace, to describe his attempt at a Christmas reconciliation between the Nez Perce who did not sign the treaty of June 1863 and those who did, under the Nez Perce chief, Lawyer (Hallahotsoot). O'Neill describes how some Nez Perce intentionally avoided paying respects to Lawyer upon their arrival at Fort Lapw... more
    James O'Neill, Indian interpreter for the Nez Perce, writes to Idaho Territory Delegate to the House of Representatives, William Henson Wallace, to describe his attempt at a Christmas reconciliation between the Nez Perce who did not sign the treaty of June 1863 and those who did, under the Nez Perce chief, Lawyer (Hallahotsoot). O'Neill describes how some Nez Perce intentionally avoided paying respects to Lawyer upon their arrival at Fort Lapwai while others made certain to greet Lawyer. O'Neill lists the many chiefs who attended including "Ute sen male e cum" (Yute-se-milican), Lawyer, Timothy, Spotted Eagle and Captain John. O'Neill mentions how he and Major Truax appointed a council of chiefs and how O'Neill requested that they reconcile with Lawyer. Both Timothy and Yute-se-milican say that they will follow Lawyer. O'Neill also reports that Captain John and Timothy are appointed sub Chiefs under Lawyer. He notes that the Nez Perce are generally happy with the US government... less
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    Letter (correspondence)
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