The Treaty Trail: Isaac Stevens' Treaty Councils 1854-1856
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Ten Treaties were signed in just 13 months
   
Ten treaties were signed in just 13 months, a remarkable achievement, and one that is still exerting influence on the various populations of the Northwest today. Few people have cut as wide a swath through the history of Washington as did its first governor, Isaac Stevens, whose legacy lives to this day, and not in the least respect, through the artwork of Gustav Sohon. Some of Sohon's drawings has been included here as they provide a window through which one can view the epochal eastern Washington treaty councils of 1855.
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the site of the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge in Thurston County, Washington
Ratified: March 13th, 1855
Proclaimed: April 10th, 1855
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Mukilteo, Washington
Ratified: March 8th, 1859
Proclaimed: April 10th, 1859
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Hansville, Washington
Ratified: March 8th, 1859
Proclaimed: April 29th, 1859
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Neah Bay, Washington
Ratified: March 8th, 1859
Proclaimed: April 18th, 1859
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Chehalis River, Washington
Not Ratified: This council failed to produce a treaty
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Mill Creek, not far from the old Whitman Mission Inn, or 6 miles Way-Lat-Poo on the Mill Fork of the Walla Walla in WA State
Ratified: March 8th, 1859
Proclaimed: April 11th, 1859
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Mill Creek, not far from the old Whitman Mission Inn, or 6 miles Way-Lat-Poo on the Mill Fork of the Walla Walla in WA State
Ratified: March 8th, 1859
Proclaimed: April 18th, 1859
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Mill Creek, not far from the old Whitman Mission Inn, or 6 miles Way-Lat-Poo on the Mill Fork of the Walla Walla in WA State
Ratified: March 8th, 1859
Proclaimed: April 29th, 1859
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Council Grove Missoula off Mullin Road and Reservation Road, Missoula, Montana
Ratified: March 8th, 1859
Proclaimed: April 18th, 1859
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Fort Benton, Montana
Ratified: April 15th, 1856
Proclaimed: April 26th, 1856
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Spokane, Washington
Not Ratified: This council failed to produce a treaty
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Port Townsend, Washington
Ratified: March 8th, 1859
Proclaimed: April 11th, 1859