The Nevada County Historical society Speaker Night this evening features Hank Meals and Tanis Thorne who will discuss a major event in federal-Indian diplomacy, The Camp Union treaty of 1851 with the Nissenan Indians.
Hank Meals says the land given to the Indians extended from West of Smartsville and up to Penn Valley and between the Bear River and the Yuba River. Then something happened that changed history,
It’s a fascinating story of how the Indians had to readjust and realign new political affiliations…
Meals says they will also approach the subject from geography to find insights into Nisenan towns as geo-hubs. Speaker Night is at the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room starting at 7 pm. They suggest you come early for a good seat. The program is free and will run about one hour.