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TREAIY WITH THE CREEK INDIANS. JUNE 14, 1866. 785 Treaty between the United States of America and the Creek Nation of Indians; Ooncluded June 14, 1866; Ratification advised, with Amendments, July 19, 1866; Amendments accepted July 23, 1866; Proclaimed August 11, 1866. ANDREW JOHNSON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES O1 AMERICA, J¤“s,14,1soo, ro .11.1. Ann smcnniuz ro wnou rnnsm rxnsnnrs stun. comm, ennmmu: Wnnnnss a treaty was made and concluded at the city of Washington, Preamble in the District of Columbia, on the fourteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six, by and between Dennis N. Cooley and Elijah Sells, Commissioners, on the part of the United States, and Ok-ta-has Harjo, Cow-mikko, and Cotch-cho-chee, delegates at large of the Creek Nation of Indians, and D. N. McIntosh and James M. C. Smith, special delegates of the Southern Creeks, on the part of said Creek Nation of Indians and Southern Creeks, all of which delegates at large and special delegates were duly authorized thereto by said Creek Nation and Southern Creeks, which treaty is in the words and figures following, to wit:- Tnsur or Cession AND Iunnmnrrr concluded at the city of Washing- Contracting ton on the fourteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand P“m°'° eight hundred and sixty-six, by and between the United States, represented by Dennis N. Cooley, Commissioner of Indian atiairs, Elijah Sells, superintendent of Indiai affairs for the Southern superintendency, and Col. Ely S. Parker, special Commissioner, and the Creek Nation of Indians, represented by Ok-tars-sars-harjo, or Sands ; Cow-e- to`-me-eo and Che-chu-chee, delegates at large, and D. N. McIntosh and James Smith, special delegates of the Southern Creeks. PREAMBLE. Wmcmtas existing treaties between the United States and the Creek Nation have become insufficient to meet their mutual necessities; and whereas the Creeks made a treaty with the so-called confederate states, on the tenth of July, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, whereby they ignored their allegiance to the United States, and unsettled the treaty relations existing between the Creeks and the United States, and did so render themselves liable to forfeit to the United States all benefits and advantages enjoyed by them in lands, annuities, protection, and immunities, including their lands and other property held by grant or gift from the United States; and whereas in view of said liabilities the United States require of the Creeks a portion of their land whereon to settle other Indians; and whereas a treaty of peace and amity was entered into between the United States and the Creeks and other tribes at Fort Smith, September tenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, whereby the Creeks revoked, cancelled, and repudiated the aforesaid treaty made with the so-called confederate states; and whereas the United States, through its commissioners, in said treaty of peace and amity, promised to enter into treaty with the Creeks to arrange and settle all questions relating to and growing out of said treaty with the so-called confederate states: Now, therefore, the United States, by its commissioners, and the abovemamed delegates vol., xiv. 50