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TREATY WI'I`H THE COW CREEK INDIANS. SEPT. 19, 1853. 1027 FRANKLIN PIERCE, sepc.1o,1ats. PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: ·ro Am. mn smeunan ·r0 wnom THESE rnmsnnrs srmm. comm, GEEETNG: WHEREAS a treaty was made and concluded on the nineteenth day of September, eighteen hundred and fifty-three, on Cow Creek, Umpqua Valley, in the Territory of Oregon, by and between Joel Palmer, superintendent of Indian affairs, on the part of the United States, and Quinti-oo-san, or Bighead, principal chief, and My-n-e-letta, or Jackson, and Tom, son of Quin-ti-oo—san, subordinate chiefs, on the part of the Cow Creek band of Umpqua tribe of Indians, thereto duly authorized by said tribe, which treaty is in the words and figures following, to wit:- Stipulations of a treaty made and entered into on Cow Creek, Umpqua Valley, in the Territory of Oregon, this 19th day of September, A. D. 1853, by and between Joel Palmer, superintendent of Indian affairs, on the part of the United States, and Quin-ti-oo-san, or Bighead, principal chief, and My-n-e-letta, or Jackson; and Tom, son of Quin-tisoo-san, subprcginate chiefs, on the part of the Cow Creek band of Umpqua tribe of n ians. , ARTICLE 1. The Cow Creek band of Indians do hereby cede and Gestion of relinquish, for the consideration hereinafter specified, to the United States, 1““d‘ all their right, title, interest, and claim, to all the lands lying in that part of the territory of Oregon bounded by lines designated as follows, to wit : —-· Commencing on the north bank of the south fork of Umpqua River, at the termination of the highlands, dividing the waters of Myrtle Creek from those of Day’s Creek, thence running easterly along the summit of said range to the headwaters of Day’s Creek, thence southerly crossing the Umpqua River to the headwaters of Cow Creek, thence to the dividing ridge between Cow Creek and Grave Creek, thence southwesterly along the said divide to its junction with.the ridge dividing the waters of Cow Creek from those of Rogue River, thence-westerly and northerly around on said ridge to its connection with the spur terminating opposite the mouth of Myrtle Creek, thence along said spur to a point on the same northwest of the eastern line of Isaac Bailyis land claim, thence southeast to Umpqua River, thence up said river to place of beginning. ARTICLE 2. It is agreed on the part of the United States that the T~‘2¤¤P°¤;¤'¥ aforesaid tribe shall be allowed to occupy temporarily that portion of ;;:?£?t;:?d°c0,_ the above-described tract of territory bounded as follows, to wit : Com- sion. mencing on the south side of Cow Creek, at the mouth of Council Creek, opposite Wm. H. Riddle’s land claim, thence up said creek to the summit of Canon Mountain, thence westerly along said summit two miles, thence northerly to Cow Creek, at a point on the same one mile above the falls ; thence down said creek to place ofbeginning. It being understood that this last-described tract of land shall be deemed and con- Permanent sidered an Indian reserve, until a suitable selection shall be made by the home to be sedirection of the President of the United States for their permanent 1°°°°d' residence, and buildings erected thereon and other improvements made of equal value of those upon the above reserve at the time of removal. ARTICLE 3. For and in consideration of the cession and relinquish- ,g’¤Y¤%°¤i¤ f°' ment contained in article first, the United States agree to pay to the afore- Sm °°"`°°' said band of Indians, the sum of twelve thousand dollars, in manner to wit: one thousand dollars to be expended in the purchase of twenty