Bird's Fort Treaty Ratification Proclamation, 1843

Page 2

Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5 | Page 6 | Page 7 | Page 8 | Page 9 | Page 10 | Page 11
"Indian Relations"

Bird's Fort - Page 2

Bird's Fort, on the Trinity River, the
29th day of September, 1843.

Whereas, for sometime past,
hostilities have existed and war
been carried on between the white
and red men of Texas, to the great
injury of both parties; and whereas,
a longer continuance of the same
would lead to no beneficial result,
but increase the evils which have
so long unhappily rested upon
both races; and whereas, the par-
=ties are now willing to open the path
of lasting peace and friendship and
are desirous to establish certain
solemn rules for the regulation of
their mutual intercourse:
Therefore, the Commissioners
of the Republic of Texas, and the chiefs
and Headmen of the beforemention-
=ed tribes of Indians being met in
council at Bird's Fort, on the Trinity
River, the 29th day of September, 1843,
have concluded, accepted, agreed
to and signed the following articles
of treaty:

Article I. Both par-
=ties agree and declare, that they




















 

 

 

 

 

Page last modified: August 31, 2011