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January

 

 

01/07/1857

“Outbreak at the Nome Lackee” Nevada Democrat, January 7, 1857, p. 2, col. 5.

Nome Lackee

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01/10/1857

“Fatal Outbreak at the Nome Lackee Reservation” Weekly Butte Record, January 10, 1857, p. 1, col. 6.

Nome Lackee

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01/10/1857

“Synopsis of the Governors’s Message.” The Placer Herald, January 10, 1857: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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01/14/1857

“The Governor’s Message.” Nevada Democrat, January 14, 1857: p. 2, col. 2-3.

 

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01/15/1857

“A Salt Spring has been Found on the Nome Lackee Reservation” Placer Herald, January 15, 1857, p. 1, col. 6.

Nome Lackee

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01/17/1857

“Indian Reservation.” Weekly Butte Record, January 17, 1857: p. 3, col. 4.

 

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01/21/1857

“Indian Reservations and Number of Indians in California” San Francisco Bulletin, January 21, 1857, p. 1., col. 2.

Nome Lackee

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01/21/1857

“Indians.” Nevada Democrat, January 21, 1857: p. 1, col. 6.

 

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01/31/1857

“Indian Reservations,” Weekly Humboldt Times, January 31, 1857, p. 2, col. 5.

Mendocino Reservation, Nome Cult, Klamath Nome Lackee

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01/31/1857

Folder F3753:780, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Letter from Congressman John Weller to Wm. Kibbe passing information that a bill Kibbe had inquired about was passed by Senate but hung up in House and was very doubtful that session. Written in Washington, D.C., January 31, 1857.

 

Date unknown

Folder F3753:782, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Paper cites series of acts of Congress appropriating money to repay various states for expenditures during Indian wars and use of state militia. California was granted $924,259.65 on August 5, 1854 for her debts incurred prior to January 1, 1854. A notation, evidently by a lawyer, states no money shall be paid out of National Treasury on account of such expenses, unless money actually spent by states. Location and date written
unknown.

 

Date unknown

Folder F3753:783, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Paper entitled War Indebtedness shows appropriations of $146,000 and bonds issued to date (June 21, 1856) of $135,800, leaving balance of $10,200. Location and date written unknown.

 

1857

Folder F3753:784, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Report of Commission to liquidate the War Debt to Governor Neely Johnson on Commissions accomplishing their task. Most bonds retired – interest paid. Written in 1857.

 

Date unknown

Folder F3753:785, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Paper by Attorney E.R. Taylor attempting to justify to Judiciary Commission of California Senate why new bonds should be issued to pay off those held by his clients – purchased upon issue during Indian troubles. Location and date written unknown.

 

Date unknown

Folder F3753:786, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

A listing of bond holders to whom interest coupons were returned by California Indian War Bond Commission. Location and date written unknown.

 

Date unknown

Folder F3753:788, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Memorandum given to Congressmen citing reasons for various expeditions against California Indians and need for reimbursement to state. Location and date written unknown.

 

 

 

 

February

 

 

02/07/1857

“Mistake.” Weekly Humboldt Times, February 7, 1857: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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02/14/1857

“Indian Depredations.” Trinity Weekly Journal, February 14, 1857: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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02/20/1857

“Indian Outbreak.” Sonoma County Journal, February 20, 1857: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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02/21/1857

“Indian Difficulties in Pitt River Valley.” Grass Valley Telegraph, February 21, 1857: p. 2, col. 6.

 

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02/21/1857

“The Indians on Pitt river have been at their violence again…” The Placer Herald, February 21, 1857: p. 3, col. 3.

 

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02/25/1857

“Probable Murder of All Inhabitants in Pitt River Valley.” Nevada Democrat, February 25, 1857: p. 3, col. 1.

 

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02/28/1857

“Abuse of the Indians.” Weekly Humboldt Times, February 28, 1857: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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March

 

 

03/07/1857

“Whites Massacred on Pitt River.” Weekly Humboldt Times, March 7, 1857: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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03/07/57

“Homicide, etc.” Weekly Humboldt Times, March 7, 1857: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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03/14/1857

“The Expedition to Pitt River Valley.” Weekly Humboldt Times, March 14, 1857: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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03/21/1857

“Letter from Hoopa Valley.” Trinity Weekly Journal, March 21, 1857: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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03/21/1857

“Missing.” Weekly Humboldt Times, March 21, 1857: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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03/28/1857

“Flag on Cape Mendocino.” Weekly Humboldt Times, March 28, 1857: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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April

 

 

April 1857

Secondary source only:
Roberts, Robert B. Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1988, 76.

Camp Mackall, temporary post on Cash Creek in Round Valley, Mendocino County.

Company A, 1st Dragoons

 

04/01/1857

“Later From Pitt River.” Nevada Democrat, April 1, 1857: p. 3, col. 2.

 

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04/08/1857

“Poisoning Indians.” Nevada Democrat, April 8, 1857: p. 1, col. 6.

 

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04/09/1857

“Hoopa Valley.” Alta California, April 9, 1857: p. col. Trinity Journal (publication)

 

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04/09/1857

“Policy of the Indian Legislation of California.” San Francisco Bulletin, April 9, 1857: p. 3.

 

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04/10/1857

“Mendocino Reservation,” Sonoma County Journal, April 10, 1857, p. 2, col. 1.

Several thousand Indians at Mendocino Reservation.

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04/11/1857

“Movement of Troops.” Weekly Humboldt Times, April 11, 1857: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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04/11/1857

“A Singular Move.” San Diego Herald, April 11, 1857: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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04/15/1857

“Fifteen Indians Killed.” Nevada Democrat, April 15, 1857: p. 1, col. 6.

 

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04/22/1857

“The Farthest West.” Nevada Democrat, April 22, 1857: p. 1, col. 6.

 

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04/22/1857

“From Pitt River.” Nevada Democrat, April 22, 1857: p. 1, col. 5.

 

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04/29/1857

“Pitt River Troubles.” Red Bluff Beacon, April 29, 1857: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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04/29/1857

“Indian Reservation” Red Bluff Beacon, April 29, 1857, p. 2, col. 2.

Nome Lackee

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04/29/1857

Jas. Tobin, Report of reconnoissance [sic] through the Country around Cape Mendocino, April 29, 1857, document no. 167 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Sen. Exec. Docs., 35 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 2, Doc. 11, pp. 691-692 (919).

Report of Reconnaissance through the Country Around Cape Mendocino.

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May

 

 

 

05/02/1857

“Our Interior Connections.” Weekly Humboldt Times, May 2, 1857: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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05/02/1857

“News of the State: Pitt River Indians.” The Placer Herald, May 2, 1857: p. 1, col. 6.

 

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05/02/1857

“From Pitt River.” Weekly Butte Record, May 2, 1857: p. 3, col. 1.

 

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05/06/1857

“Nome Cult” Red Bluff Beacon, May 6, 1857, p. 2, col. 2.

Nome Lackee

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05/08/1857

“Abusing the Indians,” Sacramento Daily Union, May 8, 1857, p. 3. col. 2.

Slavery

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05/09/1857

“Indian War Claims.” Weekly Humboldt Times, May 9, 1857: p. 2, col. 3.

Siskiyou, Klamath and Humboldt Counties

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05/09/1857

“Indian Reservation” Weekly Butte Record, May 9, 1857, p. 2, col. 7.

Nome Lackee

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05/13/1857

“Nome Cult Reservation” Nevada Democrat, May 13, 1857, p. 2, col. 5.

Seventy five miles west of Tehama

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05/13/1857

“More Troops,” Red Bluff Beacon, May 13, 1857, p. 3, col 2.

Fort Reading, dragoons, Pitt River

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05/13/1857

“From Pitt River.” Red Bluff Beacon, May 13, 1857: p. 3, col. 2.

Pitt River Volunteers; killed 59, took 13 women and children prisoners; Fox and Lockhart left area with 13 Indians

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05/15/1857

“Nome Cult” Sonoma County Journal, May 15, 1857, p. 2, col. 4.

Nome Lackee

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05/16/1857

“Nome Lackee” Placer Herald, May 16, 1857, p. 1, col. 6.

Nome Lackee

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05/16/1857

“Nome Cult” Weekly Humboldt Times, May 16, 1857, p. 3, col. 1.

Nome Lackee

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05/20/1857

“Indian Gifts,” Sacramento Daily Union, May 20, 1857, p. 2, col. 5.

Slavery [Adult Indians killed byvolunteers,] “a number of children presented to different families”; Pit River Volunteers.

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05/20/1857

“Digger Festivities.” San Francisco Bulletin, May 20, 1857: p. 1, col. 2.

 

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05/22/1857

“The Teamsters on Pitt River.” Sacramento Daily Union, May 22, 1857: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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05/23/1857

“Military.” Sacramento Daily Union, May 23, 1857: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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June

 

 

06/05/1857

“Nome Cult Reservation” Sacramento Daily Union, June 5, 1857, p. 2, col. 5.

Nome Lackee

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06/08/1857

“Small Pox.” Sacramento Daily Union, June 8, 1857: p. 2, col. 5.

Amador County

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06/10/1857

“From Honey Lake Valley.” Sacramento Daily Union, June 10, 1857: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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06/11/1857

Secondary Sources only:
Prucha, Francis Paul. A Guide to the Military Posts of the United States, 1789-1895. Madison: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 62.

Roberts, Robert B. Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1988, 63.
Whiting, J.S. and Richard Whiting. Forts of the State of California. Lonview: Daily News Press, 1960, 16.

Fort Bragg, U.S. military post located about 50 south of Cape Mendocino, 1 to 1 ½ miles north of the Noyo River, within Mendocino Indian Reservation, Mendocino County.

 

06/13/1857

“Indian Reservation” Weekly Humboldt Times, June 13, 1857, p. 2, col. 5.

Nome Cult, Mendocino reservation

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06/17/1857

AG Dead Office File, Row 3, File 5
The National Guard of California, 1849-1880 (Part.1), Compiled with the Assistance of the Work Projects Administration from Records in the Adjutant General’s Office of California and the California State Library (Sacramento, 1940), 197-198.

Coloma Greys, First Brigade, Coloma, El Dorado County

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06/17/1857

“Killed by Indians – Return of the Scouting Party – Two Men Wounded.” Red Bluff Beacon, June 17, 1857: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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06/17/1857

“Nome Lackee” Red Bluff Beacon, June 17, 1857, p. 2, col. 4.

Nome Lackee

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06/20/1857

“Indian War Claims.” Weekly Humboldt Times, June 20, 1857: p. 2, col. 4.

Klamath and Humboldt Expeditions in 1855

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06/20/1857

“Indian Outbreaks and Troubles in the North.” Sacramento Daily Union, June 20, 1857: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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06/20/1857

“New Indian Reservation” Weekly Humboldt Times, June 20, 1857, p. 3, col. 1.

Nome Lackee

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06/20/1857

“The Indian Reservations in the North” Sacramento Daily Union, June 20, 1857, p. 3, col. 4.

Nome Lackee

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06/24/1857

“Indian Outbreak in the North.” Nevada Democrat, June 24, 1857: p. 3, col. 1.

 

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06/24/1857

“The Indian Reservations in the North” Nevada Democrat, June 24, 1857, p. 2, col. 3.

Nome Lackee

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06/26/1857

“Killed by Indians.” Sonoma County Journal, June 26, 1857, p. 2, col. 3.

 

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06/27/1857

“Nome Lackee Reservation” Placer Herald, June 27, 1857, p. 1, col. 6.

Nome Lackee

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06/27/1857

“Indians” Weekly Humboldt Times, June 27, 1857, p. 2, col. 3.

Want removal of Indians from Klamath Reservation; Crescent City Herald.

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06/27/1857

“Vincent E. Geiger has been inducted into the position of Indian Agent…” The Placer Herald, June 27, 1857: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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06/29/1857

“Return of Another Honey Lake Party.” Sacramento Daily Union, June 29, 1857: p. 4, col. 1.

 

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06/29/1857

“Nome Lackee” Sacramento Daily Union, June 29, 1857, p. 2, col. 5.

Nome Lackee

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06/29/1857

“The Indians in California” San Francisco Evening Bulletin June 29, 1857, p. 2, col. 1.

Nome Lackee; Slavery

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06/30/1857

“Catching Salmon.” Sacramento Daily Union, June 30, 1857: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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July

 

 

 

07/01/1857

Secondary Sources only:
Prucha, Francis Paul. A Guide to the Military Posts of the United States, 1789-1895. Madison: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 69.
Roberts, Robert B. Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1988, 65.
Whiting, J.S. and Richard Whiting. Forts of the State of California. Lonview: Daily News Press, 1960, 20.

Fort Crook (Camp Hollenbush), U.S. military post on north bank of Fall River, 7 miles north of the Falls River and Pitt River junction; 12 miles from Ralf’s Crossing on Pitt River, Shasta County.
Established by Company A, 1st Dragoons and Company D, 1st Infantry.

 

07/01/1857

“Interesting From Pitt River.” Sacramento Daily Union, July 1, 1857: p. 1, col. 2.

 

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07/01/1857

“Rumored Loss of Stock.” Sacramento Daily Union, July 1, 1857: p. 1, col. 6.

 

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07/03/1857

“On the 18th inst., an attack was made on the Antelope Mill…” Sonoma County Journal, July 3, 1857: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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07/03/1857

“Runaway Indians” Sacramento Daily Union July 3, 1857, p. 3, col. 1.

Nome Lackee

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07/04/1857

“Nothing In It,” Weekly Humboldt Times, July 4, 1857, p. 3, col. 1.

Mendocino reservation

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07/08/1857

“Later From Pitt River – Rumored Murder of Six Men.” Sacramento Daily Union, July 8, 1857: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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07/10/1857

“Cattle Recovered.” Sacramento Daily Union, July 10, 1857: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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07/13/1857

H.P. Heintzelman to T.J. Henley, July 13, 1857, document no. 162 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Sen. Exec. Docs., 35 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 2, Doc. 11, pp. 678-680 (919).

Provides report on Klamath Reservation.

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07/13/1857

Folder F3753:781, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Letter from Walter Van Dyke, ed. Humboldt Times to A.J.F. Phelan, Secretary of Board of Examiners War Claims asking for information on appropriation for services in Klamath War in 1852 for various claimants and as to best
procedures. Enclosed clipping of news story on Board. Written in Union, Humboldt County, July 13, 1857.

 

07/15/1857

“Indian Fisheries.” Nevada Democrat, July 15, 1857: p. 1, col. 6.

 

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07/15/1857

“Further From Pitt River.” Sacramento Daily Union, July 15, 1857: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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07/16/1857

“Nome Lackee” Sacramento Daily Union. July 16, 1857, p. 3, col. 3.

Nome Lackee

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07/20/1857

“From Pitt River – Thirty Five Indians Killed.” Sacramento Daily Union, July 20, 1857: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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07/22/1857

“Indian Difficulties in the North.” Nevada Democrat, July 22, 1857: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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07/24/1857

“Thirty-five Indians Killed.” Sonoma County Journal, July 24, 1857: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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07/25/1857

“Thirty-five Indians were recently killed…” The Placer Herald, July 25, 1857: p. 3, col. 3.

 

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07/31/1857

“Rumored Loss of Stock.” Sonoma County Journal, July 31, 1857: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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August

 

 

 

August 1857

Vincent E. Geiger to T.J. Henley, August 1857, document no. 163 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Sen. Exec. Docs., 35 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 2, Doc. 11, pp. 680-681 (919).

Refers Nome Lackee Indian Reservation.

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08/04/1857

M.B. Lewis to Thos. J. Henly [sic], August 4, 1857, document no. 165 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Sen. Exec. Docs., 35 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 2, Doc. 11, pp. 686-689 (919).

Discusses Fresno Farm.

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08/05/1857

“The Indian Fight on Pitt River.” Sacramento Daily Union, August 5, 1857: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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08/08/1857

“Arrival of the Advance Immigration.” Weekly Humboldt Times, August 8, 1857: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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08/08/1857

“Kinman Among the Knickerbockers.” Weekly Humboldt Times, August 8, 1857: p. 2, col. 6.

Seth Kinman in New York

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08/08/1857

“Trinity Mountains On Fire.” The Placer Herald, August 8, 1857: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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08/10/1857

AG Dead Office File, Row 3, File 7
The National Guard of California, 1849-1888 (Part.1), Compiled with the Assistance of the Work Projects Administration from Records in the Adjutant General’s Office of California and the California State Library (Sacramento, 1940), 199.

National Guard Company D, (Sierra Batallion) Fourth Division, Second Brigade, Downieville, Sierra County

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08/10/1857

National Guard. Item No.: B3414-2, 2nd Brigade, 1st Battalion, Co. E, 4th Division

 

 

08/10/1857

“Pursuit of Indians.” Sacramento Daily Union, August 10, 1857: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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08/11/1857

“Twenty-three Indians Killed.” Nevada Democrat, August 11, 1857: p. 1, col. 5.

 

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08/11/1857

J.W. Denver to Thos. J. Henly [sic], August 11, 1857, document no. 168 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Sen. Exec. Docs., 35 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 2, Doc. 11, pp. 694-696 (919).

Suggests new reserve in the San Gorgonio pass.

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08/12/1857

“Removing Indians.” Sacramento Daily Union, August 12, 1857: p. 2, col. 1.

Klamath Reservation

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08/14/1857

“Indians.” Sonoma County Journal, August 14, 1857: p. 2, col. 3.

Moving Indians on ships to reservation.

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08/15/1857

J.R. Vineyard to Thomas J. Henly [sic], August 15, 1857, document no. 166 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Sen. Exec. Docs., 35 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 2, Doc. 11, pp. 689-692 (919).

 

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08/15/1857

H.L. Ford to T.J. Henley, August 15, 1857, document no. 164 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Sen. Exec. Docs., 35 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 2, Doc. 11, pp. 682-686 (919).

Concerns Mendocino reservation.

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08/22/1857

“Oppression of Diggers,” Weekly Humboldt Times, August 22, 1857, p. 2, col. 3.

Slavery

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08/22/1857

“The Mendocino Reservation: Remonstrance Against Extending it in this County,” Weekly Humboldt Times, August 22, 1857, p. 2, col. 2.

Mendocino reservation

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08/22/1857

“Colonizing the Bald Hills.” Weekly Humboldt Times, August 22, 1857: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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08/22/1857

“Caution Against Indians.” Weekly Humboldt Times, August 22, 1857: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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08/26/1857

“The Lonesome Digger.” Nevada Democrat, August 26, 1857: p. 1, col. 5.

 

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08/29/1857

“Diggers Returning,” The Placer Herald, August 29, 1857, p. 3, col. 2.

100 Indians returned home from Mendocino reservation.

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08/29/1857

“Lost.” Weekly Humboldt Times, August 29, 1857: p. 2, col. 1.

States claims sent to CA Legislature for reimbursement for services rendered during Indian expeditions have been lost.

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08/29/1857

“A Reminiscence of an Indian Massacre.” Weekly Humboldt Times, August 29, 1857: p. 4, col. 1.

Refers to Bridge Gulch Massacre near Hayfork in 1852.

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September

 

 

09/01/1857

“Later from Pitt River.” Sacramento Daily Union, September 1, 1857: p. 3, col. 2.

 

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09/02/1857

“Indian Fight in Pitt River.” Nevada Democrat, September 2, 1857: p. 1, col. 6.

 

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09/04/1857

Thos. J. Henley to J.W. Denver, September 4, 1857, document no. 161 of Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Sen. Exec. Docs., 35 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 2, Doc. 11, pp. 675-678 (919).

Discusses state of Indians in California Superintendency.

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09/05/1857

“Mendocino Reservation Again,” Weekly Humboldt Times, September 5, 1857, p. 2, col. 2.

Mendocino reservation

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09/05/1857

“The Diggers Returning,” Weekly Humboldt Times, September 5, 1857, p. 2, col. 6.

Mendocino reservation

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09/05/1857

“On a Visit” Placer Herald, September 5, 1857, p. 1, col. 6.

Nome Cult, Indian leaders Weimar and Wischman have passes to leave Nome Cult for 2 weeks; mentions Storms.

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09/05/1857

“Indian Treaty.” Weekly Humboldt Times, September 5, 1857: p. 2, col. 5.

Refers to agreement between Headmen of the Klamaths, Tolowas, Copas, Yau-tuck-ets, Hanags to live on Klamath Reserve.

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09/05/1857

“Indian War Claim Notice; Notice — To All Whom it May Concern.” Weekly Humboldt Times, September 5, 1857: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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09/05/1857

“Blood for Blood.” The Placer Herald, September 5, 1857: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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09/12/1857

“Not Killed.” Weekly Humboldt Times, September 12, 1857: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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09/12/1857

“Indian Reservation — Public Meeting.” Weekly Humboldt Times, September 12, 1857: p. 2, col. 6.

 

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09/12/1857

“Removing the Indians” Placer Herald September 12, 1857, p. 2, col. 1.

Nome Lackee

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09/12/1857

“Indian Treaty.” Trinity Weekly Journal, September 12, 1857: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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09/12/1857

Folder F3753:298, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

http://www.oac.cdlib.org

Statement of Walter McDonald, former commissioner on Board to examine claims of citizens of Klamath, Siskiyou, Humboldt Counties for services/supplies during suppression of Indian hostilities there. Specified expenses allowed for Captain Chesley Woodward’s Company and Captain F.M. Woodward’s Union Volunteers muster rolls verified. Written in Klamath County, September 12, 1857.

 

09/16/1857

“For Nome Lackee” Nevada Democrat, September 16, 1857, p. 1, col. 6.

80-100 Indians removed from Oroville area 9/8/1857, marched to Nome Lackee reservation.

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09/16/1857

“Protesting Against Indian Reservation” Nevada Democrat, September 16, 1857, p. 3, col. 2

Whites in Bear River, Mattole Valley protest extension of Mendocino reservation proposed up the coast from current boundaries.

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09/19/1857

“Klamath Reservation.” The Placer Herald, September 19, 1857: p. 2, col. 3.

4,000 Indians assembled at Klamath Reservation to celebrate completion of fish dam.

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09/19/1857

“Pitt River Reservation.” Sacramento Daily Union, September 19, 1857: p. 3, col. 4.

 

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09/21/1857

“Prognostications.” Sacramento Daily Union, September 21, 1857: p. 1, col. 7.

Indians predict a severe winter based on acorn crop.

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09/24/1857

“Mendocino Indians,” Alta California, September 24, 1857, p. 2, col. 2.

Mendocino reservation, Indians did not escape from reservation, they were allowed to leave for their annual gathering of acorns and other food for winter consumption. Important article

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09/24/1857

Geiger to Henley, September 24, 1857, Mf. RG 75, Series M 234, Roll 35:1281; deposition of William T. Scott taken in Cloverdale, Sonoma County, March 2, 1860; deposition of Lawrence Battaile taken in Round Valley, February 28, 1860.
Cited in:
Lynwood Carranco and Estle Beard, Genocide and Vendetta: The Round Valley Wars of Northern California, (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1981), 60-61, fn 17.
No copy of document; citation only.

Geiger reports “the Indians brought in have very few children, most of them doubtless having been stolen and sold. This traffic, I am informed, is still carried on in the vicinity of Clear Lake and Barrezesa Valley.”

 

09/26/1857

“Mendocino Indians,” Sacramento Daily Union, September 26, 1857, p. 3, col. 3.

Published in Alta California on 9/24/1857, article re: Mendocino reservation, Indians did not escape from reservation, they were allowed to leave for their annual gathering of acorns and other food for winter consumption.

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09/26/1857

“A Digger Shot by Diggers”, Weekly Humboldt Times, September 26, 1857: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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09/26/1857

“Public Meeting.” Weekly Humboldt Times, September 26, 1857: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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09/26/1857

“Indian Reservation — Public Meeting.” Weekly Humboldt Times, September 26, 1857: p. 2, col. 6.

 

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October

 

 

 

10/03/1857

“Indian Reservation Meeting.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 3, 1857: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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10/03/1857

“Proceedings of the Public Meeting in Relation to the Extension of the Mendocino Reservation,” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 3, 1857, p. 2, col. 5-6.

Mendocino reservation, A.J. Huestis, Humboldt Indians, Mendocino Indians

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10/07/1857

“Indian Disturbance.” Sacramento Daily Union, October 7, 1857: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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10/08/1857

“From Pitt River.” Sacramento Daily Union, October 8, 1857: p. 1, col. 4.

 

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10/09/1857

“Killed by Indians” Sonoma County Journal, October 9, 1857, p. 2, col. 2.

Nome Lackee; Round Valley

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10/10/1857

“Notice,” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 10, 1857, p.4, col. 5.

Mendocino reservation limits

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10/10/1857

“Pitt River Indian Reservation.” Sacramento Daily Union, October 10, 1857: p. 3, col. 4.

 

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10/13/1857

Secondary Sources only:
Prucha, Francis Paul. A Guide to the Military Posts of the United States, 1789-1895. Madison: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 111.

Roberts, Robert B. Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1988, 96.

Whiting, J.S. and Richard Whiting. Forts of the State of California. Lonview: Daily News Press, 1960, 83.

Fort Ter-waw established on north bank of Klamath River about 6 miles above mouth, on Klamath Indian Reservation land; across the river from reservation agency’s headquarters.

 

10/14/1847

“Pitt River.” Nevada Democrat, October 14, 1857: p. 1, col. 5.

 

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10/17/1857

“Mendocino Indians.” Weekly Humboldt Times, October 17, 1857: p. 3, col. 1.

 

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10/17/1857

“News of the State: More Trouble.” The Placer Herald, October 17, 1857: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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10/19/1857

“The Indian Tribes of California.” Sacramento Daily Union, October 19, 1857: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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10/21/1857

“Indians and Indian Reserves Sacramento Daily Union, October 21, 1857, p. 4, col. 2.

Nome Lackee

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10/23/1857

“The Mendocino Reservation, Sonoma County Journal, October 23, 1857, p.2, col. 2.

 

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10/27/1857

“The Mendocino Reservation, Sacramento Daily Union, October 27, 1857, p.2, col. 5.

 

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10/28/1857

“Honey Lake.” Sacramento Daily Union, October 28, 1857: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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10/28/1857

“Indian Difficulties.” Nevada Democrat, October 28, 1857: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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10/28/1857

“I cannot close this report” Sacramento Daily Union, October 28, 1857, p. 1, col. 5.

Nome Lackee

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10/28/1857

“Indians.” Red Bluff Beacon, October 28, 1857: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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10/30/1857

“Honey Lake Valley.” Sonoma County Journal, October 30, 1857: p. 2, col. 2.

 

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November

 

 

11/06/1857

“Indian Affairs.” Sonoma County Journal, November 6, 1857: p. 2, col. 5.

 

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11/07/1857

“A Man Supposed to be Killed by Mattole Indians.” Weekly Humboldt Times, November 7, 1857: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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11/11/1857

“Conclusion of the Honey Lake War.” Nevada Democrat, November 11, 1857: p. 1, col. 6.

 

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11/11/1857

“The War at Honey Lake.” Red Bluff Beacon, November 11, 1857: p. 3, col. 1.

 

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11/13/1857

“Atrocious Murder of Indians.” Sonoma County Journal, November 13, 1857: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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11/14/1857

“Indian Customs — Collecting Tribute.” Weekly Humboldt Times, November 14, 1857: p. 2, col. 2-3.

 

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11/14/1857

“The Mr. Smith mentioned last week as having been killed by Indians.” Weekly Humboldt Times, November 14, 1857: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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11/18/1857

“Through the columns of your…” Red Bluff Beacon, November 18, 1857: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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11/18/1857

“An Arrival From Honey Lake.” Red Bluff Beacon, November 18, 1857: p. 2, col. 1.

 

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11/20/1857

“Interfering with Indians at Reservations,” Sonoma County Journal, November 20, 1857, p. 2, col. 5.

Mendocino reservation

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11/28/1857

“Indian Disturbances in the Klamath Reservation.” Weekly Humboldt Times, November 28, 1857: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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11/28/1857

“Sonoma.” The Placer Herald, November 28, 1857: p. 1, col. 6.

Locals trying to hire Indians away from Mendocino reservation despite penalty for doing so.

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11/30/1857

J.W. Denver, Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, November 30, 1857, Sen. Exec. Docs., 35 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 2, Doc. 11, pp. 289-307 (919).

Relevant California issues on pp. 298 – 299, 306-307.

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December

 

 

12/02/1857

“Evidence of Civilization.” Nevada Democrat, December 2, 1857: p. 2, col. 3.

 

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12/03/1857

J. Thompson, Report of the Secretary of the Interior, December 3, 1857, Sen. Exec. Docs., 35 Cong., 1 Sess., Vol. 2, Doc. 11, pp. 57-77 (919).

See pg. 62 for California affairs.

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12/06/1857

“Indian Outbreak at the Klamath Reservation.” Alta California, December 6, 1857: p. 1, col. 1.

 

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12/09/1857

“The Indians at Work” Nevada Democrat, December 9, 1857, p. 1, col. 6.

Nome Lackee

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12/09/1857

“Indian Outbreak at Klamath Reservation.” Nevada Democrat, December 9, 1857: p. 3, col. 1.

 

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12/11/1857

“Indian Row on the Klamath Reservation.” Sonoma County Journal, December 11, 1857: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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12/11/1857

“Working Indians” Placer Herald, December 11, 1857, p. 2, col. 4.

Nome Lackee

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12/18/1857

“Indian Emeute.” Sonoma County Journal, December 18, 1857: p. 2, col. 4.

 

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12/26/1857

“Hunting Extraordinary.” The Placer Herald, December 26, 1857: p. 1, col. 6.

 

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1857

AG Dead Office File, Row 4, File 7
The National Guard of California, 1849-1880 (Part.1), Compiled with the Assistance of the Work Projects Administration from Records in the Adjutant General’s Office of California and the California State Library (Sacramento, 1940), 206.

Sierra Rangers, Second Brigade, Alleghany Town, Sierra County

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