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Near Lapwai in Nez Perce County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Indian Agency Cabin

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 7, 2018
1. Indian Agency Cabin Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1862 this cabin was part of a thriving complex of agency buildings in this area of the Nez Perce reservation. The cabin was probably the residence of an agency employee. In period photographs, agency buildings stood in the midst of Nez Perce tipis and lodges - yet agents and Indians were separated by a cultural divide. From the time of its arrival the agency was responsible for protecting Nez Perce lands from encroaching miners and farmers. The cabin represents a government policy that failed.
 
Erected by Nez Perce National Historical Park.
 
Location. 46° 27.065′ N, 116° 48.907′ W. Marker is near Lapwai, Idaho, in Nez Perce County. Marker can be reached from Watson's Store Road near 403 Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lapwai ID 83540, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spalding Mission (a few steps from this marker); Spalding Home Site (a few steps from this marker); Site of the Lapwai Mission (within shouting distance
Indian Agency Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 7, 2018
2. Indian Agency Cabin Marker
of this marker); Clearwater River (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lapwai Mission Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Spalding’s Gristmill Canals (about 500 feet away); Rev. Henry Harmon Spalding (about 500 feet away); Spalding's Mission (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lapwai.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at Nez Perce National Historical Park, Spalding's Mission site.
 
Categories. GovernmentNative Americans
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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