Indian Relations in Texas

Randolph Marcy and Robert S. Neighbors to Peter Hansborough Bell, September 30, 1854

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Randolph Marcy and Robert S. Neighbors to Peter Hansborough Bell, September 1854

arable lands that are met with in this section
where there is timber and good water have
been disposed of by the State and are not
now vacant.

In order to create a good understanding
with the different tribes of Indians who are
to occupy these lands, and to avoid giving
them any excuse for not availing themselves
of the provisions of the Act of the Texas Legis-
lature, and the wishes of the Authorities of the
General Government, we have deemed it
important before making the locations to
consult as much as practicable their views
and wishes in regard to the matter, believing
that otherwise it would be very difficult
to confine them within the narrow limits
designated by the Act referred to.

We have accordingly counciled with
the Chiefs of the Ionis, Anadarkos, Caddos
and Wacos living upon the Brazos below
Fort Belknap who are perfectly willing
and indeed anxious to have a permanent
location anywhere upon the river below the
Fort, but are opposed to going further out
as they have no protection from the northern
Comanches and Kiowas who are much more
numerous than themselves, and do not

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Randolph Marcy and Robert S. Neighbors to Peter Hansborough Bell, September 30, 1854. Texas Indian Papers, Volume 3, #125, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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