By 1877, the Nez Perce leader, Chief Joseph, became disgusted by the broken treaty promises of the US Government. Rather than continue to fight a superior force, he decided to join Sitting Bull in Canada. In just over 3 months Joseph led his 700 Nez Perce, 500 of which were women, old men and children, nearly 1500 miles, from Oregon to Montana, traversing some of the roughest terrain in North America on their little Appaloosas. The US Cavalry pursued but could not catch the Nez Perce ponies.
" The Oregon Treaty is a treaty between the United Kingdom and the United States that was signed on June 15, 1846, in Washington, D.C. The treaty brought an end to the Oregon boundary dispute by settling competing American and British claims to the Oregon Country, which had been jointly occupied by both Britain and the U.S. since the Treaty of 1818." Wikipedia
Cabinet Card Photograph of "Mountain Panther" Warm Spring Indian Chief ca 1890s - This Warm Springs Indian is holding a Stevens octagon barrel rifle, dressed in his elaborate costume, with pipe bag & fringed outfit. The photograph was taken in G. V. Fry studio of Bucyrus, Ohio. Some one has in high-lighted his eye pupils.
Rare Fraser River Gold Rush (FRGR) Manuscript Diary, photo and US Silver Half Dollar Coin. "The Fraser Gold Rush was a seminal point in the history of British Columbia. It led Britain to declare the Colony of British Columbia, which was also known as the Mainland Colony, to assert British authority and governance over the territory, which had been unincorporated in the wake of the Oregon Treaty of 1846 NO FRGR MANUSCRIPT DIARY HAS EVER APPEARED ON THE MARKET. $45,000 USD