Idaho Commission on Human Rights was created in response to Anti-Mexican sentiment in Canyon County and elsewhere in the state.
In response to Anti-Mexican treatment, Idaho passed its first anti-discrimination law in 1961, the Idaho Fair Employment Practices Act.
President Franklin Roosevelt signed an Executive Order placing all people of Japanese ancestry into relocation centers.
Idaho became the fourth state in the nation to give women the right to vote. The territorial legislature had come close to giving women the right to vote as early as 1869. In 1867, the territorial legislature passed a statute making Idaho a community property state, property owned jointly by..Read More
This agreement resulted in the transfer of the lands adjoining the Coeur d’ Alene Lake, Coeur d’ Alene River and St. Joe River, areas at the time still inhabited by the most traditional Schitsu’umsh people.
Reservation, created by Ulysses S. Grant through Presidential Executive Order in 1873.
Chinese people made up between one-quarter and one-third of Idaho’s total population. In 1885 through 1886, an Anti- Chinese attitude exploded and was often led by the Knights of Labor, an early labor union. Chinese immigrants first came to Idaho as railroad and mine workers. Many of these workers settled..Read More
200 California Volunteer U.S. Troops attacked 390 members of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone who were wintering near the confluence of the Bear River and a frozen creek. Approximately 23 soldiers and 250 Shoshone people were killed within about four hours.”