Agreement with the Wichita and affiliated tribes, 1872

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Agreement with the Wichita and affiliated tribes, 1872

Articles of agreement made and concluded at Washington City, District of Columbia, this nineteenth day of October, A.D. 1872, by and between Francis A. Walker, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, representing the United States, of the one part, and the undersigned chiefs, head-men, and members of the Wichitas and other affiliated bands of Indians duly authorized to act for their people, of the other part, witnesseth:

ARTICLE 1.

The United States hereby give and grant to the said Wichitas and other affiliated bands, for a home, the tract of country bounded as follows, to wit: Commencing at a point in the middle of the main channel of the Washita River, where the 98th meridian of west longitude crosses the same, thence up the middle of the main channel of said river to the line of 98° 40' west longitude, thence on said line of 98° 40' due north to the middle of the main channel of the main Canadian River, thence down the middle of said main Canadian River, to where it crosses the 98th meridian, thence due south to the place of beginning.

ART. 1. [sic] In consideration of the reservation provided for in the preceding article, the said Wichitas and other affiliated bands hereby cede and relinquish to the United States all right, title, interest, or claim of any nature whatsoever in and to any lands in Texas, Louisiana, Indian Territory, or elsewhere within the limits of the United States.

In testimony whereof the parties to this agreement have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their seals on the day and year first above written.

Francis A. Walker,
Commissioner Indian Affairs,
Party of the first part.

Essadua, his X mark,
Head Chief of the Wichitas.

Esquitzchew, his X mark,
Delegate for Wichitas.

Nar-Tach-Sis, his X mark,
Delegate for Wichitas.

George Washington, his X mark,
War-Loo-Pee (Guadaloupe), his X mark,
Chiefs of Caddoes.

Antelope, his X mark,
Delegate for Caddoes.

Dave, his X mark,
Chief of the Towoccaroes.

Long Soldier, his X mark,
Delegate for the Wacoes.

Rising Sun, his X mark,
Chief of the Keechies,
Parties of the second part.

Witnesses:

Henry E. Alvord,
United States Special Commissioner.

Philip McCosker,
United States Interpreter.

J. J. Sturm,
United States Interpreter.

Black Beaver, his x mark,
Delaware Indian.

Witness to mark:

H. E. A.