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Litchfield in Lassen County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Before the Nobles Trail

 
 
Before the Nobles Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, May 26, 2014
1. Before the Nobles Trail Marker
Inscription. American Indians, including the Kammu Tukadu and Wadakhut bands of the Northern Paiute peoples, played a key role in the Euro-American overland migration. Although some of the emigrant trails were new, many mirrored earlier Indian routes that followed major river systems and crossed imposing mountain ranges.

Initially American Indians assisted and guided explorers and emigrants. However, as time progressed and the number of travelers increased, conflict and confrontations escalated.

Nearly 500,000 emigrants and their thousands of cattle, horses, and sheep, traveled west of the Mississippi River into and across American Indian traditional homelands from 1840 to 1860.

Negative impacts, including loss of traditional lifestyles, undermined the American Indians' political and economic independence. Today, the local Indian peoples use natural resources near the Nobles Trail to continue aspects of their traditional culture.
 
Erected by Eagle Lake Field Office of the BLM, Lassen County Historical Society and Trails West, Inc.
 
Location. 40° 25.123′ N, 120° 17.089′ W. Marker is in Litchfield, California, in Lassen County. Marker is on U.S. 395, on the right when traveling north
Before the Nobles Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, May 26, 2014
2. Before the Nobles Trail Marker
. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Litchfield CA 96117, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Noble Emigrant Trail (here, next to this marker); Nobles Trail - Soldiers Bridge (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Before the Nobles Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, May 26, 2014
3. Before the Nobles Trail Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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