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Payment to be ARTICLE XXIII. The Seminoles laving asked the Confederate States to
l pay them for certain horses stolen from them by some of the Ne-um, two poles for bor se s Pay them for cer stolen, according years ago, and which the United States were bound to pay for if they to the annexed could not be recovered, the Confederate States have accordingly agreed to schedule.
do so, at the time of making the treaty lately with the Seminoles; and they do hereby agree, in order that the Neum may not hereafter be troubled about the horsés so taken, to pay for them the sums, and to the persons, mentioned in the schedule thereof bereunto annexed; but as the Seminoles alleg, that one or more of their horses is now here. in the possession of some of the No-co-ni, Ta-ne-i-weh, Ya-pa-rih-ca or Co-chotih-ca band of Ne-um, it is agreed that, if it be so, such borse or horses shall be given up, and the person in possession shall be compensated for the loss of the same. To this end, the Chiefs will let the Seminoles see all their horses; and, after this time, it is distinctly understood that no one can get any right to property by stealing it, and that no compensation will ever again be made to any one who has given up stolen property. And the Confederate States do hereby agree with the several persons from whom horses were stolen, and the heirs of such of them as are deceased, and whose names are found in the said schedule B, hereunto annexed, that they will pay, immediately upon the ratification of this treaty, through the agent for the Seminoles, the amount of loss sustained by each respectively, according to the said schedule, except for such horses as may be
returned as above provided for and noted as returned on the said schedule. Settlement of ARTICLE XXIV. If any difficulty should hereafter arise between any of difficulties between the said four bands or any of their members, or between any of them and the bands on ac
of injuries any of the other tribes or bands settled on reserves, in consequence of to persons or prop the killing of any one, of the stealing or killing of horses, cattle or other erty.
stock, or of injury in any other way to person or property, the same shall be submitted to the agent of the Confederate States, who shall settle and decide the same equitably and justly, to which settlement all parties agree to submit, and such atonement and satisfaction shall be made as he shall
direct. No private re. ARTICLE XXV. In order that the friendship which now exists between venge of retalia- the said several tribes and bands of Indians, now or hereafter settled in tion to be taken for injuries.
wame the said leased country, and the Choctaws and Chickasaws and the people
of the Confederate States, may not be interrupted by the conduct of individuals, it is hereby agreed, that if any white man or any Choctaw or Chickasaw injures an Indian of any one of said tribes and bands, or if any one them injuries a white man or a Choctaw or Chickasaw, no private revenge or retaliation shall take place, nor shall the Choctaws or Chicka.
saws try the person who does the wrong, and punish, bim in their courts, Offenders to be but he shall be tried and punished by the Confederate States, and the life tried and punished by the C. S.
nisbed of every person belonging to said tribes and bands shall be of the same Punishment for value as the life of a white man; and any Indian or white man who kills killing without one of them without cause, shall be hung by the neck until he is dead. cause.
ona ARTICLE XXVI. In case either of the bands of the Ne-um, with whom Peace and friendship between this convention is made, should not consent to come in and settle, and the C. S. and such should prefer to continue to live as they have heretofore, then there shall of the bands
ds 18 still be peace and friendship between them and the people of the Confede. continue to live as they have hereto. rate States, and the Cherokees, Mus-ko-kis, Seminoles, Choctaws and fore.
Chickasaws, and all the tribes and bands settled upon reserves in the country aforesaid ; and all of the same shall travel, without injury or molestation, through the hunting grounds of the Ne-um, and shall be
treated with kindness and friendship. Texan troops to ARTICLE XXVII. It is further hereby agreed by the Confederate States, be withdrawn.
that all the Texan troops now within the limits of said leased country shall be withdrawn across Red river, and that no Texan troops stall bere.
after be stationed in forts or garrisons in the said country, or be sent into the same, except in the service of the Confederate States and when on the war-path against the Cai-a-was or other hostile Indians.
ARUCLE XXVIII. It is further agreed by the chiefs and head men of Other bands of the bands of the Ne-um who have signed this convention, that upon their an
et man their Indians to be per
"suaded to come in return to their bands they will take this talk and the wampum of peace and settle upon refrom the Confederate States and from the Mus-ko-kis, Seminoles, Choc-serves and to inako taws and Chickasaws, to the bands of the Ne-um, and tell them what they peace. have seen and heard, and persuade them also, if they can, to come in and settle upon reserves in the leased country, and at any rate to make peace by the time when the leaves fall before the next snows.
ARTICLE XXIX. It is agreed by the parties, that the making of this Friendly relaConvention shall in no wise interrupt the friendly relations between the World
* tions between the
We Ne-um and ho Neum and the people of Mexico; and that the Confederate States desire people of Mexico that perfect peace should exist between the Ne-um and all the Mexicans. not in terrupted by ARTICLE XXX. This convention shall be obligatory on the bands whose this
how this treaty.
When this con-
with plenary powers, of the Confederate States of America to
Iron Shirt, the Chief of the Ta-ng-i-weh band of the Ne-um, who ima, has been present but is now absent mourning for a relative SEAL. deceased, with Ke-e-na-toh-pa a head man of the Ta.ne-i-weh
band, for and on behalf of the same; and Te-hi-a-quah, Chief
Done at the Witchita Agency aforesaid, on the twelfth day of
ALBERT PIKE, Commissioner of the Confederate States to the Indian Nations and tribes
west of Arkansas. QUINA-HI-WI,
TE-III-A-QUAH, Principal Chief of the Noconi Band.
Chief of the Ya-pa-rih-ca Band. O-TE
BIS-TE-VA-NA, Sub-Chief of the Noconis.
Principal Chini of the Ya-pa-rin-ca Band. KE-PA-HE WA,
PE-UAT-E-CIII, Sub-Chief of the Noconis.
Chief of the Ya-pa-rih-ca Bund. CHO-O-SHI,
MA-A-WE, Retired Chief of the Noconin.
Principal Chief of the Co-cho-tik-ca Band,
Sub-Chief of the Te-ne-wi Baxd.
Signed, sealed and copies exchanged in presence of us.
ISRAEL G. VORE,
W. WARREN JOHNSON,
CHARLES B. JOHNSON
J. J. STURM,
WM. H. FAULKNER.
Of articles of merchandise, &c., agreed to be furnished annually, under the foregoing Convention, to the Comanches, Wichita, Huecos, Cado, Ladachos, Anadaghcos, Tabuacaros, Kichais, Aionais, Shawnees and Delawares living in reserves in the country leased from the Choctaws and Chickasaws.
Blue drilling, warm coats, calico, plaid check, regatta cotton shirts, woolen shirts, beads, camp kettles, knives and forks, nails, augers, chopping axes, locks, hats, white drilling, brown domestic, thread, yarn and twine, ribbons, assorted colors, combs, butcher knives, large iron-spoons, batcheta and hammers, gimlets, fish-hooks, red, white and blue blankets, red and blue list cloth, shawls and handkerchiefs, shoes for men and women, tincups and buckets, coffee-pots and dippers, needles, scissors and shears, ammunition, including powder, lead, flints and percussion caps, tobacco.
This is schedule A, of the treaty with the four bands of the Ne-um, to which it is annexed as part thereof.
ALBERT PIKE Commissioner.
Of the citizens of the Seminole Nation who are to be paid under the
23d article of the foregoing treaty for the horses stolen from them by the Comanches and other tribes of Indians; and of the amounts to be paid for horses stolen by marauding bands of the Prairie Indians, in November, 1859, and November, 1860.
Received of Albert Pike, Commissioner of the Confederate States to the Indian Nations west of Arkansas, the sum of forty dollars in full pay
ment of the within mentioned amount of forty dollars agreed to be paid
ALBERT PIKE, Commissioner.
Dec. 21, 1861.
Ratification by Resolved, (two thirds of the Congress concurring,) That the Congress Congress of the of the Confederate States of America do advise and consent to the ratififoregoing treaty. cation of the articles of a Convention made by Albert Pike, Commis.
sioner of the Confederate States to the Indian Nations west of Arkansas, in behalf of the Confederate States, of the one part, and the No-co-ni, Ta-nie-we, Co-cho-tih-ca and Ya-pa-rich-ca Bands of the Ne-um or Camanches of the Prairies and Staked Plain, by their Chiefs and head men, who signed the same articles, of the other part, concluded at the Wichita Agency, near the False Washita river, in the country leased from the Choctaws and Chickasaws, on the twelfth day of August, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, with the following
amendments, to-wit: Amendments. 1st. In the last paragraph of article thirteen where occur the words,
" but this article creates no obligation to deliver up Mexicans who may
2d. Strike out all of article twenty.