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Nez Perce Chief Lawyer, ca. 1861. 1861, University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.
“Like all other people, forbearance with them will cease to be a virtue…”: The Nez Perce Treaty of 1863
This is the fifth in a series of blog articles highlighting primary source content from the Readex Native American Tribal Histories collection. The articles in this series offer further insight and added perspectives into westward expansion, the Trail of Tears, the history of Manifest Destiny, and the impacts to Native Americans. On June 9, 1863, several chiefs of the Nez Perce nation signed a treaty with representatives of the United States government – their second treaty with the United States...
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