Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 7.djvu/398

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A R T I C L E S 0e:. 22, 11222. Supplementary to, and explanatory of] a Treaty which was entered ij into on the 20th instant, between General John Cqfee on the part of the United States, and the whole Chickasaw nation in General Council assembled. Tim fourth article of the treaty to which this is a supplement, provides that each Chickasaw family, shall have a tract of land, reserved for the use of the family, to live on and occupy, so long as the nation resides in the country where they now are. And the fifth article of the treaty provides that each family or individual shall be paid for their improvements, and the value of their cleared lands, when the nation shall Leases of re- determine to remove and leave the said reserved tracts of land. It is ¤9rv¤ri<>¤¤ fm'- now proposed and agreed to, that no family or person of the Chickasaw b*dd°"‘ nation, who shall or may have tracts of land, reserved for their residence while here, shall ever be permitted to lease any of said land, to any person whatsoever, nor shall they be permitted to rent any of said land, to any person, either white, red, or black, or mixed blood of either. As the great object of the nation is to preserve the land, and timber, for the benefit of posterity, provided the nation shall continue to live here, and if they shall at any time determine to remove and sell the land, it will be more valuable, and will sell for more money, for the benefit of the nation, if the land and timber be preserved. Reservations It is also expressly declared by the nation, that, whenever the nation

° bi1¤<{ldl°gV shall determine to remove from their present country, that every tract

,;}r,l,;n;?§,,° of land so reserved in the nation, shall be given up and sold for the are. 7 benefit of the nation. And no individual or family shall have any right to retain any of such reserved tracts of land, for their own use, any longer than the nation may remain in the country where they now are. M,,,,,,,,,,,, As the reserve tracts of land above alluded to, will be the first choice price. ofland in the nation, it is determined that the minimum price of all the reserved tracts, shall be three dollars an acre, untill the nation may determine to reduce the price, and then they will notify the President, of their wishes, and the price to which they desire to reduce it. prime Salas_ The Chiefs still express fears that combinations may be formed at the public sales, where their reserved tracts of land shall be offered for sale, and that they may not be sold so high as they might be sold, by judicious agents at private sale. They therefore suggest the propriety of the President determining on some judicious mode of selling the reserves at private sale. ppm {0,. sale, It is therefore agreed that the suggestion be submitted to the Presiro be agreed dent, and if he and the Chiefs can agree on a plan of a sale, different “P°"· from the one proposed in the treaty, to which this is a supplement, and which shall be approved of by both parties, then they may enter into such agreement and the President shall then be governed by the same, inn thi sale of the reserved tracts of land, whenever they may be offered or sa e. Reserve, ,0 In the provisions of the fourth article of the treaty to which this is a young men, supplement, for reserves to young men who have no families, it ex- &"· presses that each young man, who is twenty-one years of age, shall have a reserve. But as the Indians mature earlier than white men, and generally marry younger, it is determined to extend a reserve, to each young man who is eventeen years of age. And as there are some (388)