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T B. E A T Y g,,,,, 22, 1g2s_ With the Teton, Yancton, and Yapctonies bands of zhe Sioux ‘·‘_·**" tribe of Indians. Proclamation, Feb. 6, 1826. , , , , Fon the purposes of perpetuating the friendship which has heretofore existed, as also to remove all future cause of discussion or dissention, as it respects trade and friendship between the United States and their citizens, and the Teton, Yancton, and Yanctonies bands of the Sioux tribe of Indians, the President of the United States of America, by Brigadier-General Henry Atkinson, of the United States' army, and Major Benjamin O’Fallon, Indian Agent, with full powers and authority, specially appointed and commissioned for that purpose of the one part, and the undersigned Chiefs, head men and Warriors of the Teton, Yancton, and Yanctonies bands of the Sioux tribe of Indians, on behalf of said bands or tribe of the other part, have made and entered into the following Articles and Conditions; which, when ratitied by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate; shall be binding on both parties—to wit: ARTICLE 1. Supremacy of It is admitted by the Teton, Yancton and Yanctonies bands of Sioux U- S- ¤¤k¤0W- Indians, that they reside within the territorial limits of the United 1°dg°d‘ States, acknowledge their supremacy, and claim their protection. The said bands also admit the right of the United States to regulate all trade and intercourse with them. ARTICLE 2. 1,,,,,,,,,;,,,, of The United States agree to receive the said Teton, Yancton, and U. S. extended Yanctonies bands of Sioux Indians into their friendship, and under

  • 0 thm- their protection, and to extend to them, from time to time, such benefits

and acts of kindness as may be convenient, and seem just and proper to the President of the United States. ARTICLE 3. ppm, {,,,,,,.3,],, All trade and intercourse with the Teton, Yancton, and Yanctonies to be designated bands shall be transacted at such place or places as may be designated g;":? P*’°°*‘ and pointed out by the President of the United States,•through his agents; and none but American citizens, duly authorized by the United States, shall be admitted to trade or hold intercourse with said bands of Indians. ARTICLE 4. Regulation of That the Teton, Yancton, and Yanctonies bands may be accomtrade with In- modated with such articles of merchandize, GLC. as their necessities dl"'"'- may demand, the United States agree to admit and licence traders to hold intercourse with said tribes or bands, under mild and equitable regulations: in consideration of which, the Teton, Yancton, and Yanctonies bands bind themselves to extend protection to the persons and the property of the traders, and the persons legally employed under them, whilst they remain within the limits of their particular district of country. And the said Teton, Yancton, and Yanctonies bands further agree, that if any foreigner or other person, not legally authorized by the United (250)