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A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875


U.S. Serial Set, Number 4015, 56th Congress, 1st Session, Pages 892 and 893

Indian Land Cessions in the United States, 1784 to 1894

Date: May 27, 1878
Where or how concluded: Act of Congress.
Reference: Statutes at Large, Volume XX, page 74.
Tribe: Nez Perce (Joseph's band).

Description of cession or reservation: Provides for their removal from Fort Leavenworth and their location upon a reserve in Indian Territory. These Indians selected as a reservation Ts. 25 and 26 N., Rs. 1 and 2 W., in Indian Territory, containing 90,710.89 acres, for which a deed was made to the U. S. by the Cherokees in trust for these Nez Perces. Determining to return to Idaho, they deeded their claim to the U. S., May 22, 1885.

Historical data and remarks: A reserve was purchased for them from the Cherokee out of the territory W. of 96ø. The deed from the Cherokee bears date June 14, 1883. The reserve contains 90,710.89 acres.

View maps: Indian Territory 3
Designation of cession(s) on map: 606

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