The 1851 Treaty Commission Journal: Santiam Kalapuya Negotiations

The 1851 Indian treaties for Oregon were the first in the Pacific Northwest, the very first being that with the Santiam. After the Santiam treaty, the other tribes in the valley are negotiated with, then the responsibilities are assigned to Anson Dart and after Robert Shortess arranges meetings with lower Chinook and Tillamook tribes, he … More The 1851 Treaty Commission Journal: Santiam Kalapuya Negotiations

Reservation of the Santiam Band of Indians under Chief Jo 1855

One band of the Santiam tribe, Chief Jo’s band, lived within the north and south forks of the Santiam River. Alquema or Jo (Joseph) Hutchins had earlier signed the 1851 treaty with Anson Dart. During the treaty negotiations, the first for the tribes of the Willamette Valley, Alquema and Tiacan (possible the leader of the … More Reservation of the Santiam Band of Indians under Chief Jo 1855

The Louis’ Band of Santiam Indians Reservation 1855

In March of 1855, Joel Palmer was working on securing  temporary reservations to locate the various bands of Kalapuya Indians in the Willamette Valley. The promises of the Willamette Valley treaty of January 22, 1855, were that the tribes would cede their lands to the United States for some money, for services, and for a … More The Louis’ Band of Santiam Indians Reservation 1855

The Mohawk Band of Calapooia Reservation 1855

In 1855, after the tribes of the Willamette Valley signed the Kalapuya Etc. Treaty (1/22/1855) they were resettled by Indian Superintendent Joel Palmer on temporary reservations in the valley. Local farmers were recruited and assigned as Special Indian Agents to take care of the tribes. They were able to get some money and supplies to … More The Mohawk Band of Calapooia Reservation 1855