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George Family Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, and ephemera related to the families who migrated to the Nez Percé Indian Reservation, more commonly known then as the Lapwaui Reservation, to settle Woodland, Idaho, in the mid-1890s.
Background
The collection consists of the materials collected by Donna Schoeffler Aldas Utter and inherited by her from her grandmother, Sarah Haskins George, more commonly known as "Nettie." The papers regard the families who migrated to the Nez Percé Indian Reservation, more commonly known then as the Lapwaui Reservation, to settle Woodland, Idaho in the mid-1890s. They traveled on the Oregon Trail in covered wagons for most of the trip. The majority of emigrants were farmers from Kansas and Nebraska who were forced to leave their farms due to economic hardships and years of poor farming conditions.
Extent
987 items in 6 boxes + 1 oversize volume
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.