Nez Perce Indian Reservation (Idaho)

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United States Gotoarrow.png American Indians Gotoarrow.png Idaho Gotoarrow.png Indians of Idaho Gotoarrow.png Nez Perce Indian Reservation (Idaho)

The Nez Perce Indian Reservation is located in central Idaho, along the Clearwater River. Several small towns are on the reservation, including Ahsahka, Craigmont, Culdesac, Ferdinand, Kamiah, Lapwai, Orofino, Spalding, Stites, and Winchester.

Established -- 1855
Agencies (BIA) --
Washington East of the Cascades Agency --1857-1861
Nez Perce Agency -- 1861-1902
Fort Lapwai Agency -- 1902-1933
Coeur d'Alene Agency -- 1933-1938
Northern Idaho Agency -- 1938 to present
Principal tribe -- Nez Perce (also known as the Nimi'ipuu)
Population --

History

When the reservation was originally formed in 1855, it took in parts of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

Records

Many of the records of individual Indians living on the Nez Perce Reservation were kept by the several agencies of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, including:

Washington East of the Cascades Agency --1857-1861
Nez Perce Agency -- 1861-1902
Fort Lapwai Agency -- 1902-1933
Coeur d'Alene Agency -- 1933-1938
Northern Idaho Agency -- 1938 to present

Other records of those on the reservation are kept by the Tribal Office.

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