Lower Table Rock No. 2
An historic peace treaty with several bands of Takelma (aka Rogue Indians) was negotiated in 1853 at Lower Table Rock by Gen. Joseph Lane, the first governor of the Oregon Territory, ending several months of open warfare between the natives and newly arrived miners and settlers. It resulted in the formation of the first Indian reservation in the West, about 100 square miles centered on Table Rock, where many (but not all) of the Rogue River Indians moved on the promise of protection from the U.S. Army, which established Fort Lane, nearby. In this view, Snowy Butte (today known as Mt. McLoughlin) can be seen in the distance on the right.