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Porterville in Tulare County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Treaty of 1851

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Photographed By Dr. Samuel Gregg George Chapter No. 1855 E Clampus Vitus
1. Treaty of 1851 Marker
Inscription.  At a temporary camp at the old indian trail crossing on Paint Creek (White River), a treaty between the United States and the leaders of four Yokuts tribes was signed on June 3, 1851. The four tribes of Yokuts were the Yal-Um-Ne, Co-Yet-Te, Chu-and Wo-Wol. This treaty gave the Yal-Um-Ne and Co-Yet-Te tribes all the lands lying between Tule River and Paint Creek, and between the Emigrant Road (Old Stage Road) and the Sierra Nevada. Approximately 980 square miles. This treaty was never ratified by the government. The Yokuts did not understand and in 1856 fought against intrusion onto what they believed to be their land. Forced onto smaller areas they were given in 1873 what is today the Tule River Indian Reservation. The devastating diseases and changes over the last 200 years would have destroyed a lesser people, but they are still the survivors that they have been for thousands of years. They are now buying back some of what was originally promised to them such as the land this facility is located upon.
Erected 2012 by Dr. Samuel Gregg George Chapter 1855 of E Clampus Vitus.
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historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 3, 1851.
Location. 36° 5.501′ N, 118° 52.907′ W. Marker is in Porterville, California, in Tulare County. Marker is on California Route 190, on the right when traveling east. Next to the Eagle Feather Traiding Post #1 road sign and Eagle monument. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31071 CA-190, Porterville CA 93257, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Citrus South Tule School (approx. one mile away); Daunt (approx. 3.8 miles away); Tule River Indian Reservation (approx. 5.3 miles away); a different marker also named Tule River Indian Reservation (approx. 6 miles away); Welcome to the Tule River Indian-Reservation (approx. 6 miles away); Gabriel Moraga (approx. 7.4 miles away); Dr. Samuel Gregg George (approx. 7˝ miles away); The Tule River Stage Station (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Porterville.
Also see . . .  The Tule River War. (Submitted on October 29, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 446 times since then and 31 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 29, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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