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This Treaty made and established between
Sam Houston, and John Forbes, Commissioners,
on the part of the Provisional Government of Texas,
of the on part, and the Cherokees, and their asso-
ciate Bands now residing in Texas of the other
part-to wit Shawanee Delawares, Kickapoos,
Quapaws, Choctaws,Boluxies, Iawanies, Alabamas,
Cochatties,Caddos of the Naches, Tahoocattakes, and
Unataquous, - By the Head Chiefs, Head men and
Warriors, of the Cherokees, as Elder Brother and Rep-
resentative of all the other Bands, agreeably to their
last General Council. This Treaty is made con-
formably to a declaration made by the last
General Consultation, at St. Felipe, and dated
13th November AD 1835.

Article First.

The Parties declare, that there shall be a firm
and lasting peace forever, and that a friend-
ly intercourse Shallshall be preserved, by the
people belonging to both parties.

Article Second,

It is agreed and declared that the before named
Tribes, or Bands shall form one community, and
that they shall have and possess the lands, within
the following bounds. To wit, - laying West of the
San Antonio road, and beginning on the West, at
the point where the said road crosses the River
Angeline, and running up said river, untill

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[Documents relating to the Texas Cherokees], text, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth41766/m1/2/transcription/?q=sam%20houston%20cherokees: accessed March 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.