Kate and Sue McBeth, Missionary Teachers to the Nez Perce
Treaties, Laws, and Executive Orders
|1843 Elijah White's Laws
1858 Treaty of Friendship
1861 Unratified Treaty
1873 Executive Order Creating Wallowa Valley Reserve
1875 Executive Order Revoking Wallowa Valley Reserve
1893 Allotment Act
Facsimile of treaty from U.S. Senate. Committee on
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, Vol 2 (Treaties)
compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler [2nd edition]. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1904
(Y4.In2/2:L44/2). pp 702 - 706.
These documents form the legal relationship with the U.S. government and the Nez Perce people, not only beginning with the first treaty in 1855, but today, for the treaties still dictate how the federal and state governments interact with the Nez Perce tribe.