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Klamath River Reservation

Hoopa Valley Sub-agency Report of Special Agent I. P. Pell on the Indians of Klamath River reservation, Hoopa Valley sub-agency, Humboldt County, California, January 1801. Names of Indian tribes or parts of tribes occupying said reservation:1 Klamath River [or properly Outlines and Enroes]. The unallotted area of this reservation is 25,1300 acres, or 40 square miles. This reservation has been surveyed. It was established by executive order of November 16, 1855. Klamath River reservation, Humboldt County, California, created by executive order November 16, 1855, is carried on the books of the Indian Office. The public land laws of the United States do not apply to public lands until extended over them by specific act of Congress. No agent or United States authority resides on this reservation. It is tributary, however, to the Hoopa Valley sub-agency. The Klamath reservation Indians now number 80 or 90 and live on the reservation along the Klamath River, from its mouth, where it empties into the Pacific Ocean. As I understand it, the reservation lands are 1 mile wide on each side of the river and running back and up 20 miles. There is but little arable land in its whole extent patches are now and then found of from half au acre to 3 or 4 acres each. The Indians residing on or about the reservation are personally within the laws and system of the state of California, They are more than usually intelligent and capable. One or two live on the Hoopa Valley reservation, and some have homes near Eureka and Arcata. They work small pieces of land for themselves and do...

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