Treaty Between the United States and the Rogue River Indians
Softcover. Very good. Folio, 7 pp, printed on blue paper in two unsewn (unbound) gatherings. Minor handling wear; near fine. The Rogue River Indians were not a single tribe, but a conglomeration of several groups living in the Rogue River Valley of southwestern Oregon. This treaty was concluded by Indian Service Superintendent Joel Palmer on November 15, 1854. According to Eberstadt, it allowed the United States "to settle other Indian tribes on the Table Rock Reserve. In return the Rogue River Indians were to receive twelve horses, one beef, two yokes of oxen, coats, pants and shirts. The Indians both won and lost their shirts at the same time." Goodspeed states that "this treaty the Rogue River Indians relinquished their title to certain lands in the neighborhood of the Cascades." The Native American signatories to the treaty are listed as Jo-aps-er-ka-har, Sam To-qua-he-ar, and Jim Ana-cha-a-rah, "headmen of the Rogue River tribe of Indians."