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TREATY WITH THE MANDANS. 1825. 265 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 deliver him or 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. That the friendship which is now established between the United Courseto be States and the Mandan tribe, shall not be interrupted by the misconduct P¤FS¤¤di¤ 9¤¥€¥ of individuals, it is hereby agreed, that for injuries done by individuals, ;?e§rf;€:fH',ZJ_“` no private revenge or retaliation shall take place, but instead thereof, duals, &.e. 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 (gi,;..,;`, to exert the said Mandan tribe shall, to the utmost of their power, exert them- th¤mS¤lV¤¤ W selves to recover horses or other property, which may be stolen or taken ;g‘;;‘;,:;'°1°" from any citazen or citazens 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 guarranty 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 of their citazens: Provided, That the property so stolen cannot be recovered, and that sufficient proof is produced that it was actually stolen by a citazen of the United States. And the said Mandan 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. And the Chiefs and Warriors as aforesaid, promise and engage that _No ammunitheir tribe will never, by sale, exchange, or as presents, supply any j}°"·. icy? b° nation, tribe, or band of Indians, not in amity with the United States, t;;!:,?,; 8,,; with guns, ammunition, or other implements of war. mies of U. S. Done at the Mandan village, this thirtieth day of July, A. D. 1825, and of the Independence of the United States the fiftieth. In testimony whereof; the commissioners, Henry Atkinson, and Benjamin O’Fallon, and the Chiefs and Warriors of the Mandan tribe of Indians, have hereunto. set their hands and afnxed their seals. H. ATKINSON, Br. Gen. U S. Army. BENJ. O’FALLON, U S. Agt. Ind. Af Clriejls. Ah-ra-na-shis-the pne phat: has pfo arm. · Bot·sa-a- a-the co or o the wo . Mabsgzirlgrésjjh-hah-Pah_mB chefs of Con-ke-sheesse-the good child. San-jah·mat-sa-:e';t.;a—the wolf chiefs. X