Treaty stipulations made and entered into this 23rd day of June 1865 near Doaksville,
Choctaw Nation, between Sent. Colonel A. C. Mathews and W. H. Vance U. S. V.,
commissioners appointed by Major General Herron U. S. A., on part of the military
authorities of the United States and Brig. General Stand Watie, Governor and
Principal Chief of that part of the Cherokee Nation lately allied with Confederate
States in acts of hostilities against the Government of the United States as
ARTICLE 1. All acts of hostilities on the part of both armies having ceased
by virtue of a convention entered into on the 26th day of May 1865 between Major
General E. R. S. Gantry U. S. A. Comdg. Trans. Miss. Department.
The Indians of the Cherokee Nation here represented, lately allied with the
Confederate States in acts of hostilities against the Government of the United
States, do agree at once to return to their respective homes and there remain
at peace with United States, and offer no indignities, whatever, against the
whites or Indians of the various tribes who have been friendly to or engaged
in the service of the United States during the war.
ARTICLE II. It is stipulated by the undersigned commissioners on part of the
United States, that so long as the Indians aforesaid observe the provisions
of article first of this agreement, they shall be protected by the United States
authorities in their person and property, not only from encroachment on the
part of the whites, but also from the Indians who have been engaged in the service
of the United States.
"ARTICLE III. The above articles of agreement to remain and be in force and
effect until the meeting of the Grand Council to meet at Armstrong Academy,
Choctaw Nation, on the 1st day of September, A. D. 1865, and until such time
as the proceedings of said Grand Council shall be ratified by the proper authorities
both of the Cherokee Nation and the United States. In testimony, whereof the
said Lieut. Col. A. C. Mathews and Adjutant W. H. Vance, commissioners on part
of the United States and Brig. General Stand Watie Governor and Principal Chief
of the Cherokee Nation, have hereunto set their hands and seals.
A. C. Mathews, Sent. Col.
W. H. Vance, Adjt.
Stand Watie, Brig. Genl. Governor and Principal Chief Cherokee Nation,
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