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TEXAS INDIAN PAPERS, 1844-1845
or Broken Leg, Captn, and Qua-hano, or after a wife, Captn.
Delaware, St Louis, chief, Anadarko, Jose Maria. Caddo, Bin-
tah, chief, Ioni, Toweash chief, Beadeye, Captn. Cherokee,
Wagon Bowles, Chief Chicken Trotter, Captn. Lipan, Ramon
Castro, the general representative, or speaker, Chi ci to, Head
Chief Chi-co, Captn. Tonkawa, Campo, Chief Placido Beni-
videz, War chiefs, Jos6, Captn. Gen E Morehouse, then ad-
dressed the council as follows: "Brothers, listen, The Great Chif,
the President, has sent us among you, to hold a council of Peace,
He wishes us to say to you, that he is still anxious to live in
peace with all his Red Brothers. We have all descended from
the same Great Father, we should live together as brothers and
have no difficulties, Let us continue to live in peace and friend-
ship, let nothing be thrown in the white path, that will obstruct
it. It is but twelve moons since we met in Council, when in
the presence of the Great Spirit, we promised to bury the
hatchet, live in peace, and forget past difficulties. Have we
not, on our part, complied with all that we promised? We did
not then talk with a forked tongue, neither will we do so now.
Our councils shall be good, and we wish you to listen to none
other. Let your young men listen to the advise of the old men,
they will advise them well, and they must follow it. If bad ad-
vice is given, a brothers blood, will be shed by the hand of a
brother. It does our hearts good to see so many of you in coun-
cil now, that were here at the last. But in looking around we
see that some who were here at the last Council, are now absent.
What keeps them away? We do not know of any thing we
have done, that Keeps them from our councils. We now have
assured you of our friendship, and if you have any thing to say,
we will be happy to hear from you."
Wagon Bowles -Cherokee. 'I am glad to hear that we are all
still at peace, and that no blood has been shed. I am glad that
my little children can get up in the morning in peace and quiet.
When we have war, our women and children are always afraid,
but when all is peace, they fear no danger."
Ramon Castro, Lipan.- - "I am happy to learn that all is
peace. I wish to say to the President and the coms, that I bring
my people here to continue our friendship, and that I want to
give my hand in peace, to all the tribes present. I do not come
here with a forked tongue, I come to make peace with all, and
I Know that my young men will Keep it, and not molest the
property of any one. The old chiefs present must tell their
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Winfrey, Dorman H. & Day, James M. The Indian Papers of Texas and the Southwest 1825-1916: Volume 2, book, 1995; Austin, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth786487/m1/357/?q=%22chicken%20trotter%22: accessed May 22, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .