Owens River Valley Indian land exchange

 Collection
Identifier: 82-29

Scope and Contents

Included are reports, correspondence, chronology, legal agreements, maps, and photographs related to the acquisition of Owens Valley (California) Indian lands and water rights by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, and compensation for the same. The final plan resulted in relocation of the Indians from Owens Valley to colonies near Bishop, Big Pine, Independence, and Lone Pine in eastern California. Also included is a diary of Mrs. Bertha Hall for her Indian welfare and health care work in the Owens Valley and Bishop areas from December 1931 to October 1932.

Dates

  • 1929-1983

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Included are reports, correspondence, chronology, legal agreements, maps, and photographs related to the acquisition of Owens Valley (California) Indian lands and water rights by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Materials between 1929-1983.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Land exchange records donated by Nancy Peterson Walter, 10/01/82. Accessioned as 82-29.
Title
Guide to the Owens River Valley Indian land exchange
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)