TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE SANS ARCS BAND OF DAKOTA OR SIOUX INDIANS. CONCLUDED OCTOBER 20, 1865. RATIFICATION ADVISED, WITH AMENDMENT, MARCH 5, 1866. PROCLAIMED MARCH 17, 1866.

[Washington: 1866]. Folio, 8" x 12-1/2". 6, [2 blanks] 6pp. Light toning, minor wear. Very Good.

In 1865, Governor Newton Edmunds of the Dakota Territory created a Commission to negotiate with the different bands of Sioux Indians. As the result of a meeting at Fort Sully in the Dakota Territory in October 1865 nine treaties were signed, including this one.
In six Articles the Sans Arcs band agreed to cease hostilities against American citizens and to discontinue attacks on other tribes "unless first attacked by them." The Sans Arcs would, in exchange for compensation from the United States delineated here, withdraw from overland transportation routes. The U.S. promised additional benefits to members of the San Arcs who wished to settle on land for agricultural purposes. The Treaty is signed in type by representatives of the parties, and proclaimed by President Johnson. [Prucha, Francis P.: AMERICAN INDIAN TREATIES: THE HISTORY OF A POLITICAL ANOMALY. Univ. CA Press: 1997, pp. 271-272.]
Eberstadt Indian Treaties130. As of November 2018 OCLC records nine holdings, some of which may be Kirtas reproductions. Item #35488

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