The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2


Treaty Between Texas

carried on between the white and red men of Texas, to the great
injury of both; 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 the two races; and, whereas,
both parties are now willing to open the path of lasting peace,
friendship and trade, 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 Head men of the before mentioned tribes of Indians,
being met in council at Tah-wah-karro Creek, on the 9th day of
October, in the year 1844, have concluded, accepted, agreed to, and
signed the following articles of Treaty:
Article 1. Both parties agree and declare, that they will forever
live in peace, and always meet as friends and brothers. The
Tomahawk shall be buried, and no more blood appear in the path
between them, now made white. The Great Spirit will look with
delight upon their friendship, and will frown in anger upon their
Art. 2. They further agree and declare, that the Government
of Texas shall permit no bad men to cross the line into the hunting
grounds of the Indians; and that if the Indians should find
any such among them, they will bring him or them to some one of
the agents, but not do any harm to his or their person or property.
Art. 3. They further agree and declare, that the Indians will
make no treaty with any nation at war with the people of Texas;
and also, that they will bring in and give np to some one of the
agents of the Government of Texas, any and all persons who may
go among them for the purpose of making or talking of war.
Art. 4. They further agree and declare, that if the Indians know
of any tribe who may be going to make war upon the people of
Texas, or steal their property, they will notify the whites of the
fact through some one of the agents, and prevent such tribe or
tribes from carrying out their intentions.
Art. 5. They further agree and declare, that the Indians
shall no more steal horses or other property from the whites;
and if any property should be stolen, or other mischief done


Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 2. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. Accessed August 2, 2015.