Indian Relations in Texas

Minutes of Council at the Falls of the Brazos,
October 7, 1844

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Minutes of Council at the Falls of the Brazos,  October 1844

and many others who have been down to my house, and
were never harmed. We will have plenty to eat now;
there will be no more hunger, tomorrow we will have the
Treaty read: it is like my talk. All the principal chiefs
will sign it, but particularly the Comanches.

I have not called the names of José María, Red
Bear, Bintah and others who have come here to see me, yet
I will remember they have been with my Chiefs and I
know them well.

Now the Chiefs can consider of my words, as they
have heard them: they are true, and will last as long as
the earth our mother, or the Great Spirit which is our
father. They can sleep upon them tonight, and I will
hear them in Council tomorrow.

His Excellency rose from his seat, and requested Acaquash
to rise also, when he bound around his brow a silk handker-
chief, with a large pin in front, and proclaimed him "Chief
of the Waco."

The Council adjourned to meet tomorrow
morning between nine and ten o'clock.

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Minutes of Council at the Falls of the Brazos, October 7, 1844. Texas Indian Papers, Volume 2, #75, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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