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TREATY WITH THE CREEKS. 1833. 419 eouutry—thence down said river to the place of beginning. The lines, hereby defining the country of the Muskogee Indians on the north and east, bound the country of the Cherokees along these courses, as settled by the treaty concluded this day between the United States and that tribe. Am. III. The United States will grant a patent, in fee simple, to the U. S. will con- Creek nation of Indians for the land assigned said nation by this treaty rev in fee sim- 0} convention, whenever the same shall have been ratified by the Presi- pl°‘ dent and Senate of the United States——and the right thus guarranteed by the United States shall be continued to said tribe of Indians, so long as they shall exist as anation, and continue to occupy the country hereby assigned them. Arvr. IV. It is hereby mutually understood and agreed between the The whole parties to this treaty, that the land assigned to the Muskogee Indians, CIE? "g*i°’3 by the second article thereofQ shall be taken and considered the property ;`,zlc;,:,e,.;';;h_ of the whole Muskogee or Creek nation, as well of those now residing upon the land, as the great body of said nation who still remain on the east side of the Mississippi: and it is also understood and agreed that the Seminole Indians of Florida, whose removal to this country is provided for by their treaty with the U. S. dated May 9th, 1832, shall also Amci P- 368· have a permanent and comfortable home on the lands hereby set. apart as the country of the Creek nation: and they (the Seminoles) will hereafter be considered a constituent part of said nation, but are to be located on some part of the Creek country by theinselves—tvhich location will be selected for them by the commissioners who have signed these articles of agreement or convention. Ami. 5. As an evidence of the kind feeling of the United States Aiiiiiiionai towards the Muskogee Indians, and as a testimonial of the [their] grati- b!¤cksmi¤h.&c· fication with the present amicable and satisfactory adjustment of their L‘;,b5f“§'"‘sh"d diiiiculties with the Cherokees, experienced by the commissioners, they` agree on behalf of the United States, to furnish to the Creek Indians west of the Mississippi, one blacksmith and one wheelwright or wagonmaker, as soon as they may be required by the nation, in addition to those already employed —— also, to erect shops and furnish tools for the same, and supply the smith shops with one ton of iron and two hundred and fifty pounds of steel each; and allow the said Creek Indians, annually, for education purposes, the sum of one thousand dollars, to be expended under the direction of the President of the United States— the whole of the above grants to be continued so long as the President may consider them conducive to the interest and welfare of the Creek Indians: And the United States will also cause to be erected, as soon as conveniently can be done, four patent rail way mills, for grinding corn; and will immediately purchase for them twenty-four cross-cut saws. It being distinctly understood, however, that the grants thus made to the Creek Indians, by this article, are intended solely for the use and benefit of that portion of the Creek nation, who are now settled west of the Mississippi. Ama VI. The United States agree that the improvements which the Improvements Creek Indians may be required to leave, in consequence of the boundary '° b° Pmd lines this day settled between their people and the Cherokees, shall be valued with as little delay as possible, and a fair and reasonable price paid for the same by the United States. Ama VII. It is hereby agreed by the Creek nation, parties hereto, Friendly Inthat if the saline or salt plains on the great western prairies, should $,;:“:a,“2‘;){a?s: come within the boundaries defined by this agreement, as the country ` of the Creek nation, then, and in that case the President of the United States, shall have the power to permit all other friendly Indian tribes to