Treaty With The Comanche, Aionai, Anadarko, Caddo, Etc., 1846
Wording of the Treaty With The Comanche, Aionai, Anadarko, Caddo, Etc., 1846
Signatures on the 1846Treaty With The Comanche, Aionai, Anadarko, Caddo, Etc.
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Treaty with the Comanches and other tribes. Articles of a treaty made and concluded at Council Springs in the county of Robinson, Texas, near the Brazos River, this 15th day of May, A. D. 1846, between P. M. Butler and M. G. Lewis, commissioners on the part of the United States, of the one part, and the undersigned chiefs, counsellors, and warriors of the Comanche, I-on-i, Ana-da-ca, Cadoe, Lepan, Long-wha, Keechy, Tah-wa-carro, Wi-chita, and Wacoe tribes of Indians, and their associate bands, in behalf of their said tribes, on the other part.
Summary of Treaty Issues Addressed:
- Said tribes or nations to be under the sole protection of the United States.
- United States to have the sole and exclusive right to regulate trade and intercourse with said tribes.
- No person to reside among them as a trader who is not furnished with a license for that purpose.
- Unfair dealing; how punished.
- All white persons and negroes now prisoners with said Indians to be delivered up.
- Persons taken from said tribes by Texas to be delivered up.
- Force may be used.
- The said tribes to give notice of any designs against the peace and interest of the United States.
- Indians guilty of murder or robbery to be delivered up.
- Citizens of the United States guilty of murder or robbery to be punished according to law.
- Horse stealing.
- How punished.
- All stolen horses to be restored.
- Trading houses, agencies, and posts to be located on the borders.
- Perpetual peace between the United States and said tribes.
- Said tribes to remain at peace with Indians friendly to the United States.
- Penalty for the introduction of ardent spirits or intoxicating liquors into the Indian country.
- Blacksmiths to be sent to reside among said tribes.
- School-teachers to be sent among said tribes: and preachers of the gospel may travel and reside among them.
- The President to use his exertions to preserve peace between said tribes and all other Indian tribes.