• Creator
  • Ross, Samuel
  • Created Date
  • 1869
  • Description
  • On January 22, 1855, Washington Territorial Governor Isaac I. Stevens met with the Snoqualmie, Duwamish, Lummi, Suiattle, Snohomish, Samish, Stillaguamish and other tribes of the Puget Sound region to agree on a land settlement in which the government secured hundreds of thousands of acres in exchange for money, reservations for many of the tribes and rights for whaling, sealing, fishing and gathering. In 1859, Congress ratified this treaty as... more
    On January 22, 1855, Washington Territorial Governor Isaac I. Stevens met with the Snoqualmie, Duwamish, Lummi, Suiattle, Snohomish, Samish, Stillaguamish and other tribes of the Puget Sound region to agree on a land settlement in which the government secured hundreds of thousands of acres in exchange for money, reservations for many of the tribes and rights for whaling, sealing, fishing and gathering. In 1859, Congress ratified this treaty as the Treaty of Point Elliot. The Tulalip Reservation was formed by this treaty and the land was extended in an Executive Order in 1873. The reservation is home to the Snoqualmie, Snohomish, Samish, Stillaguamish and Suiattle tribes. In 1860, an agency was established at the reservation and a military-appointed Indian Agent executed all parts of the treaty and other orders made from the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D. C. In 1936, the allied tribes formed the Tulalip Constitution which was approved by the Secretary of the... less
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    Letter (correspondence)
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