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dge Monroe......Jan. 2, 1854 Treaty at Point Elliott, near the mouth of Snohomish River, with 2,500 Indians, agreeing upon a reservation on the Lummi River, Jan. 22, and later with the tribes farther north, selecting a reservation about the head of Hood Canal......January, 1854 Capital fixed at Olympia by act of legislature......1854 Gold discovered near Fort Colville......1855 Treaty with the Nez Perces, Cayuses, Walla Wallas, and Yakimas at Waiilatpu, by commissioners from Governor Stevens......June 11, 1855 Indian war begins; Indians attack eighty-four soldiers under Maj. G. O. Haller, sent from Fort Dalles, Oct. 3, for the Yakima country......Oct. 6, 1855 Three families massacred by Indians in White River Valley......Oct. 28, 1855 Indians under Leschi, Owhi, and Tecumseh, attacking Seattle, dispersed by shells from the sloop-of-war Decatur......Jan. 26, 1856 Indians defeated in an attack on troops at White River......March 8, 1856 Yakimas and Klikitats sw