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260 TREATY WITH THE RICARAS. 1825. ARTICLE 5. ""”*d°» &°·· *° That the Ricara tribe may be accommodated with such articles of Egcgranizigid 3 merchandize, &.c. as their necessities may demand, the United States the Ifresidsnt agree to admit and licence traders to hold intercourse with said tribe, my d°S‘g"‘"°‘ under mild and equitable regulations: in conmderation of which, the Ricara tribe bind themselves to extend protection to the persons and the property of the traders, and the persons legally employed under them, while they remain within the limits of their district of country. And the said Ricara tribe further agree, that if any foreigner or other person, not legally authorized by the United States, shall come into their district of country, for the purposes of trade or other views, they will apprehend such person or persons, and deliyer him por them to some United States' superintendent or agent of Indian Affairs, or to the commandant of the nearest military post, to be dealt with according to law. And they further agree to give safe conduct to all persons who may be legally authorized by the United States to pass through their country, and to protect in their persons and property all agents or other persons sent by the United States to reside temporarily among them. ARTICLE 6. Comm to be That the friendship which is now established between the United pursued in Oi-de; States and the Ricara tribe, shall not be interrupted by the misconduct

  • 9 P’0V¤¤&° di¤ig· l of individuals, it is hereby agreed, that for injuries done by individuals,
 by m mno private revenge or retaliation shall take place, but instead thereof,

complaints shall be made, by the party injured, to the superintendent or agent of Indian affairs or other person appointed by the President; and it shall be the duty of the said Chiefs, upon complaint being made as aforesaid, to deliver up the person or persons against whom the complaint is made, to the end that he or they may be punished, agreeably to the laws of the United States. And, in like manner, if any robbery, violence, or murder, shall be committed on any Indian or Indians belonging to said tribe, the person or persons so offending shall be tried, and, if found guilty, shall be punished in like manner as if the injury had been done to a white man. And it is agreed, that the Chiefs of the Chiefs Y0 6X6ft said Ricara tribe shall, to the utmost of their power, exert themselves

 to recover horses or other property, which may be stolen or taken from

pany. any citizen or citizens of the United States, by any individual or individuals of said tribe; and the property so recovered shall be forthwith delivered to the agents or other person authorized to receive it, that it may be restored to the proper owner. And the United States hereby guaranty to any Indian or Indians of said tribe, a full indemnification for any horses or other property which may be stolen from them by any p,,,,,,,0_ of their citizens : Provided, That the property so stolen cannot be recovered, and that sufficient proof is produced that it was actually stolen by a citizen of the United States. And the said Ricara tribe engage, on the requisition or demand of the President of the United States, or of the agents, to deliver up any white man resident among them. ARTICLE 7. WNSG Sgféisfsd And the Chiefs and Warriors, as aforesaid, promise and engage that by rt;,,,,,, t,, my their tribe will never, by sale, exchange, or as presents, supply any pi=:;¤<:g,u¤§;ci, héu- nation, tribe, or bands of Indians, not in amity with the United States, 'with guns, ammunition, or other implements of war. Done at the Ricara Village, this eighteenth day of July, A. D. 1825, and of the Independence of the United States the fiftieth. In testimony whereof; the said commissioners, Henry Atkinson and Benjamin O’Fa1lon, and the Chiefs, Head-men, and Warriors of