Agreement with the Arapaho and Cheyenne, 1873

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Agreement with the Arapaho and Cheyenne, 1873

Articles of agreement and convention, made and concluded at the city of Washington, this 18th day of November, 1873, by and between Edward P. Smith, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, on the part of the United States, and the undersigned chiefs and headmen, delegates representing the Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes of Indians, they being thereto duly authorized by the said tribes of Indians respectively, viz.

ARTICLE I.

The Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes of Indians hereby cede, sell and relinquish and convey to the United States all their right, title, and interest in and to the lands ceded to them by the second article of treaty October 28, 1867, in the Indian Territory, and included within the following boundaries, viz: Commencing at the point where the Arkansas River crosses the 37th parallel of north latitude; thence west on said parallel, the said line being the southern boundary of the State of Kansas, to the Cimarron River, sometimes called the Red Fork of the Arkansas River; thence down the said Cimarron River in the middle of the channel thereof to the Arkansas River; thence up the Arkansas River in the middle of the main channel thereof to the place of beginning.

ART. II.

And the said Indians do further fully and entirely relinquish and convey to the United States any and all right, title, and interest of whatsoever nature the same may be which they may now have in and to any other lands in the said Territory or elsewhere.

ART. III.

In consideration of the foregoing cession, the United States agree to set apart for the future homes of said Cheyenne and Arapaho tribe of Indians other lands within the Indian Territory, which have this day been selected by said tribes of Indians, and are described in agreements of this date.

ART. IV.

This instrument shall be obligatory on the contracting parties as soon as the same shall be ratified by Congress and approved by the President.

In testimony whereof the said Edward P. Smith, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, on behalf of the United States, and the undersigned, chiefs and headmen, delegates of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes of Indians, on behalf of said Indians, parties to this agreement, have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals at the place and on the day and year first hereinbefore written.

Stone Calf, Ho-ho-nan-muck-si, his X mark.
Little Robe, Tah-ke-ome, his X mark.
Whirlwind, Whir-ne-tash-tum-osht, his X mark.
White Horse, Who-po-ume, his X mark.
White Shield, Who-po-hevest, his X mark.
Pawnee, Ho-na-ehte, his X mark.
Powder Face, Chathane, his X mark.
Yellow Bear, Ni-ah-neche, his X mark.
Little Wolf, Kah-me-na-che, his X mark.
Medicine Pipe, Etchenatche, his X mark.
Fool Dog, Eth-non-a-the, his X mark.

Edward P. Smith.
Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Witnesses:

H. R. Clum.

E. C. Guerrier,
Interpreter.

Jno. D. Miles,
United States Indian Agent.

Margaret Mcadams,
Interpreter.

John F. Williams.