Indian Relations in Texas

Jim Marthler Mieed, Hopochthli Yoholo, Tuscoomah Hargo, and Jim Boy to the Chiefs of the Caddos, July 20, 1842

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Muskogee to Caddo chiefs, July 1842

impress upon their minds good feelings and friendship
and told the men who attended that Council that they
must all on reaching home give to their young people and
others our talks that we sent for them which talks were
good -- from your letter we suppose they have never told
this to their people, what we said we wish you to notify
should it lay in your power -- who are the people that
are in the habit of committing depredations upon the people
of Texas after you inform them that our talk to them
is to quit all such practices that they are guilty of
and if they should not abandon such robbery and murder
then inform us who are the principal ones that partake
in this design -- from many difficulties which have existed
between Texas and the Mexicans which are calculated to
disturb the tranquility of others who partake in them
our advice to you and all other Indians is to have no
interest or partake in them whatever as they are furnished
with Ammuntition and Guns and the Indians being
poor have none therefore in order that your children
may not be affrighted have nothing to do in their war
and combine all other Indians the same as one, and
do not meddle in no way with either side -- Those who
attended the Council saw the agent and white man
who had some talk with you and wished to have
more -- now we wrote to some of those agents and
try and get them to inform the people of Texas not

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Jim Marthler Mieed, Hopochthli Yoholo, Tuscoomah Hargo, and Jim Boy to the Chiefs of the Caddos, July 20, 1842. Texas Indian Papers, Volume 1, #110, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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