Newell, Robert, 1807-1869

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Robert Newell was a fur trapper, pioneer, State legislator, and Indian agent of Oregon.

From the description of Memorandum of Robert Newell's travels in the territory of Missouri, 1829-1842. (University of Oregon Libraries). WorldCat record id: 55674689

Robert Newell was a fur trapper, pioneer, Oregon State legislator, Indian agent, and a member of a commission sent by Oregon's Provisional Government to hold council with Indian tribes on the Columbia River after the Whitman Massacre.

From the description of Memorandum of travel to the Kiyuse war, January 29-March, 25, 1848. (University of Oregon Libraries). WorldCat record id: 55675222

Nez Perce Indian agent.

From the description of Letter : Lewiston, Idaho Territory, to Medorem Crawford, Feb. 8, 1869. (University of Idaho Library). WorldCat record id: 42063818

Robert Newell traveled to the Willamette Valley, Oregon, via the Columbia River in 1841. He was a member of the legislative committee that formed the first laws of the Oregon territorial government in 1843. He became an interpreter for the Nez Percé Indians and in 1868 was sent to Washington D.C. as part of the commission to negotiate the Nez Percé treaty with the United States government. While in Washington D.C., he was appointed Agent of the Nez Percé Agency. He died in 1869 on land granted to him by the Nez Percé.

From the description of Collection of biographical materials of Robert Newell, including his 1868 diary, 1863-1931. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122510366

Robert Newell, pioneer and trapper, was born March 30, 1807 near Zanesville, Ohio. He traveled west to the Oregon Country in 1840. He served as a member of the legislative committee of Oregon's provisional government (1843-1848) and was appointed peace commissioner following the Whitman Massacre (1847). He also worked as the director of the Oregon Printing Association, which published the Oregon Spectator newspaper. After moving to Idaho in 1861, Newell was chosen special commissioner and Indian agent at Lapwai (1862-1868). He died at Lewiston, Idaho in 1869.

From the description of Robert Newell papers, 1829-1868. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 32652152 From the guide to the Robert Newell papers, 1829-1868, (Oregon Historical Society)

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Frontier and pioneer life--Oregon

Native Americans

Pioneers--Oregon--Correspondence

Nez Percé Indians--Treaties

Pioneers--Correspondence

Nez Percé Indians--Treaties

Indians of North America

Nez Perce Indians--Government relations

Overland journeys to the Pacific

Expeditions and Adventure

Indians of North America--Government relations--1789-1869

Frontier and pioneer life

Pioneers

Cayuse Indians--Wars

Whitman Massacre, 1847

Indians of North America--Treaties

Indians of North America--Wars--1877

Nez Perce Indians--Wars, 1877

Indians of North America--Idaho--Treaties

Indian agents--Diaries

Indian agents--Idaho--Diaries

Fur trade

Nez Percé Indian Reservation (Idaho)

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Missouri

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Lapwai (Idaho)

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Oregon

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Champoeg (Or.)

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Idaho

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Oregon Territory

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Lewiston (Idaho)

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Missouri

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Oregon Territory

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Missouri

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