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514 TREATY WITH THE SENECAS, &c. FEBRUARY 23, 1867. out clearly recognized organization, while others who did become citizens are unfitted for the responsibilities of citizenship; and whereas the WVyandottcs, treated with in eighteen hundred and fifty-five, have just claims against the government, which will enable the portion of their people herein referred to to begin anew a. tribal existence: '1`herefbre it is agreed: Amtcm I. The Scnecas cede to the United States a strip of land on Cessionvf the north side of their present reservation in the Indian country; the %‘:gct§§l;’,Bs by land so ceded to be bounded on the east by the State of Missouri, on the the Senecas,&c. north by the north line of the reservation, on the west by the Neosho river, and running south for the necessary distance, to contain twenty thousand acres; for which the government is to pay twenty thousand dollars upon the ratification of this treaty ; the south line of said tract to be ascertained by survey, at the cost of the United States. Anrtou: Il. The Scnecas now confedcrated with the Shawnees, and Further °°$‘ owning an undivided half of a. reservation in the Indian country immedi- 8i0u' ately north of the Seneca reservation mentioned in the preceding article, code to the United States one half of said Seneca and Shawnee reserve, which it is mutually agreed shall be the north half, bounded on the east by the State of Missouri, north by the Quapaw reserve, west by the Neosho river, and south by an east and west line bisecting the present Seneca and Shawnee reserve into equal parts, the said line to be detiwmined by survey, at the expense of the United States; For which tract of land, estimated to contain about, thirty thousand acres, the United States will pay the sum of twenty-four thousand dollars. ARTICLE III. The Shawnocs, heretofore confederated with the Sene· Cessiouof cas, ccde to the United States that portion of their remaining lands, ¥,“’fl“ *° *l‘° bounded as follows, be<»·innin¤ at a. point where Sprinrr river crosses the nitcd States by . . Q ° . ° . , the S1,,,,,,,,,,,,,; south line of the tract in the second article ceded to the United States, thence down said river to the south line of the Shawnee reserve, thence west to the Ncosho river, thence up said river to the south line of the tract ceded in the second article, and thence east to the place of beginning; supposed to contain about twelve thousand acres, the area to be ascertained by survey, at the expense of the United States; the United States to pay for the same at the rute of one dollar per acre, as soon as the area shall be ascertained. An·r1cL1c IV. The Quapaws code to the United States that portion of p&*;%*l*° Q“"‘ their land lying in the State ol' Kansas, being a strip of land on the north ' line of their reservation, about one half-mile in width, and containing about twelve sections in all, excepting; tlierefrom one half section to be patented to Samuel G. Vallier, including his improvements. Also the iiirther tract within their present reserve, bounded as follows: Beginning Amended. at a. point in the Neosho river where the south line of the Quapaw reserve P°“· l’·°26· strikes that stream, thence east three miles, thence north to the Kansas boundary line, thence west on said line to the Ncosho river, thence down said rivcr to the place of beginning; and the United States will pay to the Quapaws for the hallimile strip lying in Kansas at the rate of one dollar and t,wvnty·ilvc cents per acre, whenever the area of the same shall be ascertained; and For the other tract described in this article at the rate of one dollar and filiccn cents per acre, whenever the urea of the same shall be ascertained by survey, said survey to be made at the cost ol` the tribe to which said tract is herein provided to be sold ; and the land in Kansas herein ceded shall be opcn to entry and settlement, the same as other public lands, within sixty days after the completion of the survey thereof} PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE SENECAS. Senecusto ARTICLE V. The Scnecas now confcderated with the Slmwnccs, the said Shawnees thereto consenting, agree to dissolve their connection with