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706 TREATY WITH THE CHEYENNES AND ARRAPAHOES. Oct. 14, 1865. grant three hundred anytwenty acres of land by patent to each of the following-named chiefs of said bands, viz: M0kc—ta·vc-tc, or Black Kettle; Oh-tah·bu-uc-so-wool, or Seven Bulls ; Alik-kc-home-ma, or Little Robe; Moke-mh-vo-vc-hoc, or Black White Man; arid will in like manner grant to each other person of said bands made a wxdow, or who lost a parent upon that occasion, one hundred and snxty acres of land, the names of such persons to be aswrtaiucd under the direction of tho 0¤¤di¤i<>M of Secretary of the Interior: Provided, That said grants shall be conditioned $’“‘“’· that all devises, grants, alicuations, leases, and contracts relative to said lands, made or entered into during the period of fifty years from the date L¤¤d¤» Mw W of such patents, shall be unlawful and void. Said lands shall be selected b°s°1°°t°d' under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior within the limits of country hereby set apart as a. reservation for the Indians parties to this treaty, and shall be free from assessment and taxation so long as they Further com- remain inalienable. The United States will also pay in United States P°““°‘i°°1f°’ sccuritics,auimals, goods, provisions, or such other useful articles as may, in Pmpmy °°t' the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior, be deemed best adapted to the respective wants and conditions of the persons named in the schedule hereto annexed, they being present and members of the bands who suffered at Sand Creek, upon the occasion aforesaid, the sums set opposite their names, respectively, as u compensation for property belonging tc them, and then and there destroyed or taken from them by the United States troops aforesaid. M-g °¤‘:f:’ f°’ Axrxcm VII. The United States agree that they will expend ammyally during the period of forty years, from and after the ratification of this treaty, for the benefit of the Indians who are parties hereto, and of such others as may unite with them in pursuance of the terms hereof; in such manner and for such purposes as, in the judgment of the Secretary of the Interior, for the time being, will best subservc their wants and interests as a people, the following amounts, that is to say, until such time as said Indians shall be removed to their reservation, as provided for by Am¤¤¤t· Article II. of this treaty, an amount which shall be equal to twenty dollars per capita for each person entitled to participate in the beneficial provisions of this treaty, and from and after the time when such removal shall have been accomplished, an amount which shall be equal to forty dollars per capita for each person entitled as aforesaid. Such proportion of the expenditure provided for by this article as may be considered When to be expedient to distribute in the form of annuities shall be delivered to said ‘m“'°"°°‘ Indians as follows, viz: ono third thereof during the spring, and two thirds thereof during the autumn of each year. Present gum- For the purpose of determining from time to time the aggregate "°' °f !”d“’·““· amount to be expended under the provisions of this article, it is agreed that the number entitled to ics bcneicial provisions the coming year is two thousand eight hundred, and th.4t an accurate census of the Indians entitled shall be taken at the time of the annuity payment in sha spring of each year by their agent or other person designated for that purpose by the Secretary of the Interior, which census shall be the basis on which
the amount to be expended the next ensuing year shall ba determined.
d*:$:;P&'€g¤¤ ARTICLE VIII. The Indians parties to this treaty expressly covenant wpd to join in and agree that they will use their utmost endeavors to induce that portion this many. of the respective tribes not now present to unite with them and accede to the provisions of this treaty, which union and accession shall be evidenced and made binding on all parties whenever such abscntecs shall A f have participated in the beneficial provisions of this treaty. numu unda, ARTICLE IX. It is further agreed that all arrears of annuities which fm-mm- qmaea have accrued or may accrue under the provisions of former treaties prior 3::* to the ratification of this treaty, shall be paid to said Indians as soon as 5.,,, ,1.,,8,}.1. practicable, and that upon such ratification such former lrcaty shall
- §¤;¤*;-MPM, Pp- thenoeforth be abrogated and of no binding force or validity.