Native American 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

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Tuckebutcher Council July 20th 1842

To the Chiefs of the Caddoes
Friends and Brothers

We this day received a letter sent to
us from one of your people in reply to which it affords us great
pleasure to answer it -- we will say to you that when our people
the Muscogees had our last council with the different Tribes and
nations there we were to lay all good talks before the people -- we
were aware sometime back from information which we received of
many difficulties and troubles that your people have had with the
Texians, but after an interval of time we heard
no more and supposed you doing well but from your
statements we find that you are again molested
by the Texian Army -- we further understood from your
letter that you are about to abandon your crops -- that
your old women and Children have tried to raise and leave
it to itself again -- your letter mentions of various tribes
neighbors to your people are in the habit of entering
Texas and bringing away from that Country Cattle
and horses which they having robbed with Scalps of people
that they have destroyed -- at the General Council
which was held in our Country not a great while ago
where we met in Council tribes of many nations there
we held out to them good talks and endeavored to

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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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