The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 51, July 1947 - April, 1948 Page: 332
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up to the government any member of their tribes guilty of
murder or robbery committed on a citizen of the United States,
and to cease stealing horses from United States citizens. They
conceded to the government the right to locate trading houses
and Indian agencies within the areas occupied by the tribes. The
most important provision was that in Article X, by which the
Indians agreed to a permanent peace with the United States and
mutually to forgive and forget all animosities. The Indians agreed
also to maintain friendly relations with the other Indian tribes
residing upon the Arkansas, Missouri, and Red rivers. The
government promised to send blacksmiths among them to repair
their guns and farming utensils.
The Indians agreed to select a delegation of Comanches to
accompany the commissioners to Washington in order that they
might acquire some idea of the friendship and power of the
government they were dealing with. There was considerable sick-
ness in Butler's party, and after the treaty negotiations were
completed, Butler himself was too ill to begin his return and
accompany Lewis, who departed for Washington with the treaty
and with the delegation of Comanches. Butler went first to New
Orleans, where he took a steamboat and began his ascent of the
Mississippi River. By July 3, he had progressed no farther than
Louisville, where he wrote an interesting letter to the commis-
sioner of Indian affairs, in which he detailed some of the diffi-
culties that beset the commissioners in their efforts to make a
treaty, to explain delays and consequent additional expense
which had made the commissioners targets of criticism by officials
in Washington, who had little understanding of the situation.
This interesting letter is much too long for inclusion here, par-
ticularly since Lewis, on July 13, at the Globe Hotel in Wash-
ington, wrote another long and interesting letter of the same
tenor, which accompanied the treaty itself then transmitted by
Lewis. The two commissioners also joined in a long and detailed
report to the commissioner of Indian affairs, dated August 6,
2oThese reports are to be seen in the National Archives. The letters appear in
House Document 76, 29th Cong., 2nd Sess. The separate Butler and Lewis reports
and the treaty appear in Executive Document 13, 29th Cong., Ist Sess. The treaty is
in Charles J. Kappler, Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties (Washington, 1903), II,
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