1116 TREATY WITII THE CHOCTAWS, &c. Nov. 4, 1854. FRANKLIN PIERCE, Nov. 4, 1864. PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED ·STATES OF AMERICA, ro Am. AND BINGULAR ro wnom rnnsa ranssms snam. coun, GREETING: WHEREAS a treaty was made and concluded at Doaksville, near Fort Towson, Choctaw nation, on the fourth day of November, eighteen hundred and fifty-four, between the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians, which treaty is in the words following, to wit:- pm,mb]°_ Whereas a. convention and agreement was made and entered into by the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians, at Doaksville, near Fort Towson, in the Choctaw country, on the seventeenth day of January, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven; and, whereas, diihculties have arisen between said tribes in regard to the line of boundary, between the Chickasaw district and other districts of the Choctaw nation, described in article second of said convention and agreement; and, whereas, it is the desire of the said tribes, that there shall no longer exist any dispute in regard to the boundary of the Chickasaw district, the undersigned, Thomas J. Pitchlynn, Edmund MQcKenny, R. M. Jones, Daniel Folsom, and Samuel Garland, commissioners duly appointed and empowered by the Choctaw tribe of red people; and Edmund Pickens, Benjamin S. Love, James T. Gaines, Sampson Folsom, and Edmund Perry, commissioners duly appointed and empowered by the Chickasaw tribe of Indians, to settle all matters in dispute between their respective tribes, which require new articles of agreement between them, have solemnly made the following articles of convention and agreement, on the fourth day of November, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and Bfty-four, at Doaksville, near Fort Towson, in the Choctaw country, subject to the approval of the President and Senate of the United States. Amxcnn 1. It is agreed by the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes of Indians, in lieu of the boundaries established under article second of the Bgundgyjgg Og convention and agreement entered into between said tribes, January the Qhickasaw 17th, A. D. 1837, the Chickasaw district of the Choctaw nation shall be ‘g§l•‘gf;,§;_¤‘° bounded as follows, viz: Beginning on the north bank of Red River, at the mouth of Island Bayou, where it empties into Red River, about twenty-six miles, on a straight line, below the mouth of False Wachitta, thence running a northwesterly course, along the main channel of said bayou to the junction of three prongs of said bayou nearest the dividing ridge between Wachitta and Low Blue rivers, as laid down upon Capt. R. L. Hunter’s map; thence, northerly along the eastern prong of Island Bayou to‘its source; thence, due north to the Candian River, thence west, along the main Canadian, to the one hundredth degree of west longitude ; thence south to Red River, and down Red River to the beginning: Provided, however, if the line running due north from the eastern source of Island Bayou to the main Canadian shall not include Allen’s or Wa-pa-nacka academy within the Chickasaw district, then an offset shall be made £rom said line so as to leave said academy two miles within the Chickasaw district, north, west, and south from the lines of boundary. L;,,,..;,.,,, to Amrxctn 2. It is agreed by the Choctaws, that the Chickasaws shall be mu and employ a surveyor or engineer to run out and mark the eastcm line ¤f m"k°d' the Chickasaw district, and by the Chickasaws that they will pay all 6X*
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