Agreement with the Uintah and White River Ute, 1898

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SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST (TRIBES)

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Agreement with the Uintah and White River Ute, 1898

January 8, 1898

Whereas Benjamin F. Barge, Charles G. Hoyt, and James H. McNeeley, being duly appointed and acting commissioners on behalf of the United States for such purposes, have concluded an agreement with the headmen and a majority of the adult males of the Uintah and White River Ute tribes of Indians upon the Uintah Indian Reservation, in the State of Utah, which agreement is as follows:

And whereas the aforesaid commissioners were appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, under and by virtue of an act of Congress approved June the tenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-six (29 U. S. Stat. L., p. 341 ), entitled "An act making appropriations for current and contingent expenses of the Indian Bureau of the Interior Department and fulfilling treaty stipulations with the various Indian tribes for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-.seven, and for other purposes," and by said act were authorized to negotiate with the Uintah and White River Ute Indians, in the State of Utah, for the cession of part of their surplus lands to the United States. And whereas, under instructions of the Indian Bureau, dated August thirty-first, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, approved by the Secretary of the Interior, this commission was directed to negotiate with the Uintah and White River Utes for relinquishment of lands on their reservation for the allotment of the same in severalty to the Uncompahgre Utes, or such of them as may choose to reside thereon.

And whereas the Indians of the Uintah and White River Ute Reservation are willing to sell part of their surplus lands in the State of Utah, reserved as a home for them by Executive order dated October third, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, as confirmed in effect by an act of Congress approved May fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-four (13 U. S. Stat., p. 63), and slightly modified by act of Congress approved May twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight (25 U. S. Stat., p. 157), restoring a small portion of said reservation to the public domain;

Now, therefore, this agreement, made and entered into by and between the aforesaid commissioners, on behalf of the United States of America, and by the headmen and male adults of the Uintah and White River Ute tribe of Indians, located on the aforesaid reservation in the State of Utah, witnesseth:

ARTICLE I.

That the aforesaid Uintah and White River Ute Indians hereby consent (in the manner hereinbefore stated) to cede, sell, and relinquish to the United States, for the use of such Uncompahgre Ute Indians as may conclude to remove to the Uintah Ute Reservation, all right, title, and interest which they may have to the lands necessary for such purpose that are not required for the use of the Uintah and White River Utes; the quantities to be determined, and plainly and durably marked by surveys, under direction of the Secretary of the Interior.

ARTICLE II.

The price to be paid to said Uintah and White River Utes by the United States for said lands is to be one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre ($1.25) for agricultural and grazing lands; said moneys to be paid into the Treasury of the United States, to be expended for the benefit" of the Uintah and White River Utes, under direction of the Secretary of the Interior, and to bear interest at the rate of four per centum per annum.

ARTICLE III.

This agreement shall not take effect and be in force until signed by the commissioners and by a majority of the adult male Indians of the Uintah and White River Ute tribes and ratified by the Congress of the United States if, in the opinion of the Secretary of the Interior, such action is necessary.

Signed on the part of the United States Government by the commissioners aforesaid and by the following Indians of the Uintah and White River tribes of Utes.

Benjamin F. Barge, Commissioner.
Charles G. Hoyt, Commissioner.
James H. McNeeley, Commissioner.

UINTAH INDIAN AGENCY,
White Rocks, Utah, January 8, 1898.

Numbers Names Mark Witnesses
1 Tabby x Wm. H. Beck
2 Wanrodes x Wm. H. Beck
3 David Copperfield x Wm. H. Beck
4 Atwine x Wm. H. Beck
5 Nephi x Wm. H. Beck
6 Warren x Wm. H. Beck
7 Charley Mack x Wm. H. Beck
8 Ne won a roak (Jack Outbin) x Wm. H. Beck
9 Happy Jack x Wm. H. Beck
10 Yauagup x Henry E. Harris
11 Columbus x Henry E. Harris
12 Sam Robinson x Henry E. Harris
13 Thomas Yanowads x Henry E. Harris
14 Shockwitch x Henry E. Harris
15 Mofeint x Henry E. Harris
16 Geo. Washington x Henry E. Harris
17 Tumeguatch x Henry E. Harris
18 Henry E. Harris x Henry E. Harris
19 Tam x Henry E. Harris
20 Unkgpant x Henry E. Harris
21 Samquats x Henry E. Harris
22 Kanaove x Henry E. Harris
23 Kaugh x Henry E. Harris
24 Jirop x Henry E. Harris
25 Billy Woods x Henry E. Harris
26 Richard Provo x Henry E. Harris
27 Wm. Wash x Henry E. Harris
28 Joe Arhi x Henry E. Harris
29 Lieutenant x Henry E. Harris
30 Paul Pagoroose x Henry E. Harris
31 Lapemeis x Henry E. Harris
32 Wauztz x Henry E. Harris
33 Orien x Henry E. Harris
34 Chapoose x Henry E. Harris
35 Tecumseh x Henry E. Harris
36 Jim Duncan x Henry E. Harris
37 Martin Van x Henry E. Harris
38 John Duncan x Henry E. Harris
39 Amson Manning x Henry E. Harris
40 Three Finger Jack x Henry E. Harris
41 Gardiner x Henry E. Harris
42 Jesse Copperfield x Henry E. Harris
43 John Nick x Henry E. Harris
44 Quin x Henry E. Harris
45 Towats x Henry E. Harris
46 Quinp x Henry E. Harris
47 Moley x Henry E. Harris
48 Ebeneezer x Henry E. Harris
49 Peachant x Henry E. Harris
50 Verney Mack x Henry E. Harris
51 Grant x Henry E. Harris
52 Jakey x Henry E. Harris
53 Satsiofpent x Henry E. Harris
54 Frank Doctor x Henry E. Harris
55 Dave Weech x Henry E. Harris
56 John Weetove x Henry E. Harris
57 Iss Eocheff x Henry E. Harris
58 Houser x Henry E. Harris
59 Sowe a suaken x Henry E. Harris
60 John Manny x Henry E. Harris
61 Ben Duncan x Henry E. Harris
62 Atchistak x Henry E. Harris
63 Joe Gross x Henry E. Harris
64 John Provo x Henry E. Harris
65 Lung quap x Henry E. Harris
66 Horace Amtong x Henry E. Harris
67 John Reed x Henry E. Harris
68 Sours x Henry E. Harris
69 Teroos x Henry E. Harris
70 Toney x Henry E. Harris
71 Koo a tave x Henry E. Harris
72 John Copperfield x Henry E. Harris
73 Tamqud x Henry E. Harris
74 Gilbert x Henry E. Harris
75 Paenkeiff x Henry E. Harris
76 Charlie Sireech x Henry E. Harris
77 Arrum x Henry E. Harris
78 Ge gup (Chee yup) x Henry E. Harris
79 Checora x Henry E. Harris
80 Heupah x Henry E. Harris
81 Tumptied x Henry E. Harris
82 Tim Johnson x Henry E. Harris
83 Kesrip x Henry E. Harris
84 Geo. Wanrodes x Henry E. Harris
85 Game x Henry E. Harris
86 Issaac x Henry E. Harris
87 Apporah x Henry E. Harris
88 Geo or Kent x Henry E. Harris
89 Jim Provo x Henry E. Harris
90 Edgar Meritals x Henry E. Harris
91 Ungattemnuyts x Henry E. Harris
92 Tommipicket x Henry E. Harris
93 Louis Jenkien x Henry E. Harris
94 Yumahuz x Henry E. Harris
95 John Panorritt x Henry E. Harris
96 Saquan x Henry E. Harris
97 Wm. Tayler x Henry E. Harris
98 James B. Reed x Henry E. Harris
99 John Murray x Henry E. Harris
100 Capt. Joe Dougless x Henry E. Harris
101 Pamnbitch x Henry E. Harris
102 Geo. Pamnbitch x Henry E. Harris
103 Staley Bullethead x Henry E. Harris
104 Taveopont x Henry E. Harris
105 Sagoose George x Henry E. Harris
106 Bob Ridley x Henry E. Harris
107 Carter Ridley x Henry E. Harris
108 Tommie Ridley x Henry E. Harris
109 Finnes Lokese x Henry E. Harris
110 Albert Murdock x Henry E. Harris
111 Fred x Henry E. Harris
112 Snaps x Henry E. Harris
113 Rarouk x Henry E. Harris
114 Pu we gop x Henry E. Harris
115 Wawads x Henry E. Harris
116 Appowoo x Henry E. Harris
117 Geo. Tuckowano x Henry E. Harris
118 Sockinken x Henry E. Harris
119 Uriah Heap x Henry E. Harris
120 Terchoopep x Henry E. Harris
121 Sawsanocut x Henry E. Harris
122 Ned x Henry E. Harris
123 Ioko x Henry E. Harris
124 Aporas x Henry E. Harris

White Rocks Utah, Jan'y 8th, 1898.

We certify that we interpreted the foregoing agreement with the Uintah and White River Utes, and that they entirely understood the entire matter; that we truly interpreted for the commissioners and for the Indians at all the councils held to discuss the subject and to individual Indians.

Henry E. Harris,
Charley Mack (his x mark),
Interpreters.

Witnesses:

H. C. Reamer.
J. A. Muse.

I certify on honor that the Uintah and White River Utes· had the foregoing agreement fully explained to them; that they thoroughly and fully understood the entire subject, and that one hundred and seven is a majority of the adult males of the Uintah and White River Utes combined.

Wm. H. Beck,
Captain, United States Army, Acting Indian Agent.

White Rocks, Utah, January 8, 1898.