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THE JOURNAL OF GEORGE W. BARBOUR, MAY 1, TO
OCTOBER 4, 1851
ALBAN W. HOOPES
Camp Keyes May 28th /51 All the tribes that are expected
to meet us here, not having arrived yet, the time fixed upon for
treating is postponed untill they shall have arrived. The Com-
missioner had three beeves killed for those now in Camp. Tomor-
row it is supposed the Council will meet.
Camp Keyes May 29th /51 Today the Ko-ya-te, Wo-la-si, Nu-
chow-we, Wack-sa-che, Pal-wish-a, Po-ken-welle, and Ya-wil-chi-ne
tribes met the Commissioner in Grand Council
The Commissioner after explaining to them the object of his
mission, made some propositions to them, and explained the stip-
ulations &c of the Treaty. Some of them however objected to
giving up their Country, when they were told to study upon
what had been proposed to them, and to come tomorrow morning
and the Treaty would then be concluded
The Council then adjourned 'till tomorrow morning at 8 O'clock.
Four Beeves were killed for the Indians to feast upon.
Camp Keyes May 30 1851 This morning at the time appointed
the following Chiefs met the Commissioner again in Council.
Chiefs Tribes Numbers
Pedro Ko-ye-te 160
Chu-loquis Nu-chow-we 60
Ignacia Wo-las-se 260
Cho-o-po Wack-sa-che 200
Tutrop Pal-wish-a 200
Boca Po-ken-welle 160
Antonio Ya-wil-chi-ne 200
The Commissioner told them, in substance, about the same as at
the previous Treaty. "Pedro" Chief of the Ko-ye-te still objected
to giving up his Country but after a long consultation among
themselves, they finally consented and expressed a willingness to
treat and live on terms of Peace & friendship. The treaty was
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