Agreement with the Tabeguache, Yampa, Grand River, and Uintah Ute, 1879

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Agreement with the Tabeguache, Yampa, Grand River, and Uintah Ute, 1879

Articles of Convention made and entered into at the City of Washington, District of Columbia, on the fourteenth day of January, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, by and between Ezra A. Hayt, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, in behalf of the United States, and the Chiefs, head men, and men of the Tabeguache, Yampa, Grand River, and Uintah bands of the Ute Indians, witnesseth:

That, whereas by the first article of an agreement between the United States and the confederated band of the Ute Nation of Indians, ratified by Act of Congress, approved April twenty-nine, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, the said confederated band of the Ute Nation of Indians, relinquished certain lands therein described to the United States, with the proviso, "That if any part of the Uncopagre Park shall be found to extend south of the north line of described country, the same is not intended to be included therein, and is hereby reserved and retained as a portion of the Ute reservation;" and whereas upon the survey of said north boundary line, in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-five, it was found that a large portion of the Uncopagre Park fell within the country relinquished, as aforesaid; and whereas by Executive Order dated August, seventeen, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, that portion of the aforesaid Park, falling within the country, relinquished as aforesaid, was set apart as a part of the Ute reservation, in accordance with the first article of the aforesaid agreement.

Now, therefore. Ezra A. Hayt, Commission of Indian Affairs, in behalf of the United States, and the Chiefs and people of the Tabeguache, Yampa, Grand River, and Uintah bands of the Ute Indians, do enter into the following agreement:

Article I.

The Tabeguache, Yampa, Grand River, and Uintah bands of Ute Indians. Hereby relinquish to the United States all right, title, claim and interest in and to the following described country, reserved and retained as a portion of the Ute reservation, by the first article of the agreement ratified by Act of Congress, approved April twenty-nine, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and as set apart, in accordance with said article, by Executive Order dated August, seventeen, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, Viz:

"Commencing at the fifty-third mile-post on the north line of the survey of the boundaries of the Ute Cession, executed by James W. Miller, in 1875; thence south 4 miles, thence east 4 miles; thence north 4 miles, to said north line; thence west to the place of beginning."

Article II.

In consideration of the foregoing relinquishment of the aforesaid tract of land, the United States agree to pay to the said Tabeguache, Yampa, Grand River, and Uintah bands of Ute Indians, ten thousand dollars.

Article III.

This agreement is subject to ratification or rejection by the Congress of the United States.

E.A. Hayt,
Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Ouray, Head Chief of the Ute Nation
Uncomsante, Old Uncompahgre Chief, his x mark
Saporineri, Chief of Tabeguaches, his x mark
Billy, Young Uncompahgre Chief
Waro, Chief Tabeguaches, his x mark
Corlorad Chiquito, Chief Tabeguaches, his x mark
Sam, Chief Tabeguaches
Tom, Chief Tabeguaches
Ungafaguoitz, Chief Tabeguaches, his x mark
Big Colorado, Chief Tabeguaches, his x mark
Uncatash, Chief Tabeguaches, his x mark
Banjurch, Head Man, his x mark
Oppiwich, Young Chief, his x mark
Washington, Old Chief, his x mark
Saporatzo, Warrior, his x mark
Charley, Warrior, his x mark
Sanbank, Headman, his x mark
Mc Cook, Young Chief, his x mark
Connoergrett, Head Man, his x mark
Cusuchee, Head Man, his x mark
Patchench, Head Man, his x mark
Muris, Head Man, his x mark
Segeah, Head Man, his x mark
Unque, Young Chief, his x mark
Tugurwaket, Head Man, his x mark
Tabichua, Head Man, his x mark
Ta Pore, Head Man, his x mark
Antelope, Warrior, his x mark
Schavanuaux, War Chief Tabeguaches, his x mark
Boriah, Head Man, his x mark
Chippo, Head Man, his x mark
Wass, Young Chief
Long Charley, Young Chief, his x mark
Usviguito, Young Warrior, his x mark
Sippilo, Young Warrior, his x mark
Chiwalarto, Young Warrior, his x mark
Tuwiro, Young Chief, his x mark
Babito-le-walkin, Head Man, his x mark
Red Moon, Young Chief, his x mark
Marchraps, Warrior, his x mark
Cotchwitz, Warrior, his x mark
Hunchback, Head Man, his x mark
Uburt, Head Man, his x mark
Peah, Chief, his x mark
Tomassiker, Old Chief, his x mark
Dutchman, Chief, his x mark
Johntson, Young Warrior, his x mark
Caranaujo, Head Man, his x mark
Cashop, Head Man, his x mark
Sanjuan grit, Head Man, his x mark
Wap Soppa, Chief, his x mark
Kahu awae, Head Man, his x mark
Topassa, Head Man, his x mark
Tuyaup, Head Man, his x mark
Tartachs, Head Man, his x mark
Wapapie, Warrior, his x mark
Little Coho, Sub Chief, his x mark
Pazio, Sub Chief, his x mark
Alamna, Sub Chief, his x mark
Ziahre, Warrior, his x mark
Buffalo, Warrior, his x mark
Tupununet, Old Chief of Tabeguaches, his x mark
Arupe, Head Man, his x mark
Kauritz, Head Man, his x mark
Kuoacik, Warrior, his x mark
John, Young Man, his x mark
Ciminez, Head Man, his x mark
Palmack, Head Man

I certify on honor that I was present and witnessed the signing of these articles of agreement after fully explaining the nature of the same to the Indians.

Jesus Moreno,
Interpreter.

We the undersigned were present at and witnessed the assent of the Ute Chiefs, head-men and men of the Ute tribe of Indians, whose names are attached thereto.

L. M. Kelley,
U. S. Indian Agent.

E. F. DeMonstoy,
Chief Herder.

Los Pinos Indian Agency
Colo. April 12th 1879.