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Big Valley Tribe

Big Valley Tribal members are descendants of the Xa-Ben-Na-Po Band of Pomo Indians that historically have inhabited the Clear Lake area of Lake County, California. In 1851, Big Valley Pomo leaders met with a representative of the President of the United States and all agreed upon a treaty that would allow them to live in peace and harmony with the new settlers coming to the area. This treaty established a reservation with a habitable area of approximately 72 square miles on the South side of Clear Lake which encompassed Mt. Konocti east of Kelsey Creek. The area also included significant water front property just west of an exclusive area known as Buckingham. On July 8, 1852 the United States Senate, in executive session, refused to ratify this and 17 other California Treaties and ordered them filed under an injunction of secrecy which was not removed until January 18, 1905 (53 years later). At the same time Congress passed the Land Claims Act of 1851 which provided that claims to all lands in California be presented within two years of the date of the act. Their leaders were unaware of the need to present their claims and failed to meet the statutory deadline. Deprived of protected legal title to their lands by treaty or formal claim, their ancestors became landless. Years later the various Pomo Bands around the lake were given small parcels of land called Rancheria’s. The Big Valley Pomo Rancheria site was initially established as a Catholic Mission in 1877. In 1914 the U.S. Department of Interior purchased the land for their tribe and in 1936, under the...

Biography of Elisha J. Parker

ELISHA J. PARKER. – A man who posseses the qualities that enable him to brave the dangers of the new country and settle in and develop the same, while he makes a success of the various undertakings that are incident to pioneer life, maintaining a record for uprightness, honor and ability, is one who deserves to be represented in the history of his county, while his name should be placed high in the roll of honor. Such an one is the gentleman of whom we know have the pleasure to write, and the strong character of Elisha J. Parker has left its impress for goood indelibly on the communities where he has resided, and it is to such stanch characters that we are indebted for the advancment of our county and the upbuilding of our free institutions. Mr. Parker was born in Shelby county, Missouri, in 1845, on a farm and in 1852, when he was seven years of age, he was taken across the plains with the balance of the family, and the sad event of the father’s death occurred when they were in the midst of the weary journey across the plains. The mother went on with her little flock and located in October, of the same year, on a farm which the father had taken in Sonoma county in 1849. They lived there one year and the mother married again, and then sold the farm and bought another in a different part of the county. Our subject was active in working out during the summers and in attendance upon the schools of the section in the...

Jasper, Lina – Obituary

Mrs. Lina Jasper, 80, retired homemaker of Lakeport, Calif., and former resident of the Union County area, died in Lakeport of an extended illness Tuesday. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Summerville Cemetery. Survivors include one son, Dr. Herbert Jasper, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, two daughters, Dr. Clara Simerville of Corvallis, and Grace Frye of Ukiah, Calif. Her husband Frank Jasper preceded her in death March 12, 1966. Services and arrangements are entrusted to The Dempsey’s Funeral Chapel. Observer La Grande, Oregon Wednesday, June 12, 1968 Page...

Biography of Nelson Sleppy

Nelson Sleppy, successor to the firm of Sleppy & Bullis, is one of the representative business men of Colton. He is at the head of one of the largest hardware establishments in that city and the pioneer in the business in Colton, having established his store in 1882. He conducted the establishment alone until 1888, when he formed a partnership with William S. Bullis, now the mayor of Colton, and the business was conducted under the firm name of Sleppy & Bullis, with Mr. Sleppy as the chief and managing partner, until February 5, 1890. The subject of this sketch dates his birth in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, in 1845. His parents, George and Amelia (Kremer) Sleppy, were both natives of that State. His father was a carpenter and builder, and at twelve years of age Mr. Sleppy commenced his apprenticeship at that trade under his father. He was quick to learn and naturally a mechanic, and at the age of seventeen was a skilled workman. He started in life on his own account, and the next five years were spent in working at his trade in the Western States. In 1867 he commenced his journey across the continent with California as his objective point. He spent two years in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, in carpenter work, prospecting, mining, etc., and it was not until 1869 that he reached San Bernardino. His first year in that city was spent in working at his trade. He then accepted the position as clerk in the drug store and post office under Dr. J. C. Peacock. He continued in that position until...

Wappo Tribe

Wappo Indians (from Spanish guapo, ‘brave’). A small detached portion of the Yukian family of north California, separated from the Huchnom, the nearest Yuki division by 30 or 40 miles of Pomo territory.  They lived chiefly in the mountains separating Sonoma from Lake and Napa Counties, between Geyers and Calistoga.  A portion of them, called Rincons by Powers, occupied Russian River valley in the vicinity of...

Pomo Tribe

Pomo Indians, Poma Indians. The name of the Indian linguistic stock, technically known as Kulanapan, living in parts of Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Colusa, and Glenn Counties, California. In the northern Pomo dialect Pomo means ‘people,’ and added to a place name forms the name for a group of people. Although Poma is almost as frequently heard as Pomo, the latter has come into general use in both scientific and popular literature. The territory occupied by the Pomo is in two parts: a main area which extends, generally speaking, from west to east, from the coast to the crest of the main range of the Coast Range mountains, and from south to north, from the vicinity of Santa Rosa to Sherwood valley on the upper course of Eel river; the second area is a very small one, lying wholly within the Sacramento valley drainage and comprising only a limited area on the headwaters of Stony creek in Colusa and Glenn Counties, and is occupied by a people speaking a dialect differing from any of those spoken in the main area to the west. The Pomo thus occupied all of Russian River Valley except two small areas, one between Geyserville and Healdsburg, the other at the extreme head of Potter valley, both of which were occupied by people of the Yukian stock. On the west of the main Pomo area is the Pacific, on the south is Moquelumnan territory, on the east are Yukian-Wappo and Wintun areas, and on the north the Yuki and the Athapascan Kato areas, from which it is separated by the watershed between Cahto and Sherwood valleys....

Lake County, California Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Lake County CAGenWeb Project Individual gravesites Barkerville Cemetery Bartlett Springs Cemetery, aka Ruppert Cemetery and Burial sites St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery Lakeport St. Peters Catholic Cemetery Private property (Kelseyville) Glenbrook Cemetery, aka Hoberg or Cobb Mt. Cemetery. Graveyard Ridge Cemetery Herndon Cemetery, aka Lower Lake Pioneer Cemetery Hullville – Gravelly Valley Cemetery Kelseyville Pioneer Cemetery Lower Lake Cemetery Cache Creek Rancheria Cemetery Mission Rancheria, Big Valley Robinson Rancheria  Sulphur Bank Cemetery Upper Lake Rancheria Cemetery Gunter Ranch Cemetery McIntire Ranch Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at Lake County CAGenWeb Archives Lower Lake Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at Lake County California USGenWeb Archives Lower Lake Herndon, aka Copsey Pioneer Cemetery Lower Lake Cemetery Surname A-F Surname G-M Surname N-Z Cemeteries hosted at Lake County California Find A Grave Cache Creek Rancheria Indian Cemetery Garden of the Cross Cemetery Glenbrook Cemetery Gunter Ranch Hartley Cemetery Kelseyville Cemetery Lake County Memorial Crematorium Lansdowne Cemetery Lower Lake Cemetery Lower Lake Herndon-Copsey Pioneer Cemetery Masonic Cemetery McIntire Ranch Middletown Cemetery Middletown Rancheria Odd Fellows Cemetery Pioneer Cemetery, Kelseyville Robinson Cemetery AKA – Robinson Rancheria Cemetery Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery Saint Marys Catholic Cemetery Saint Peters Cemetery Sulphur Bank Cemetery Transfiguration Catholic Cemetery Upper Lake Cemetery Volunteers to take cemetery photos Cemetery Photo Volunteers  ...

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