SIOUX YANKTON TRIBE Proclaimed June 9, 1815
USED WITH PERMISSION OF
Gregg J. Bourland
Eagles Watch Over Him
Tribal Chairman, Cheyenne River Sioux Nation
A treaty of peace and friendship made and concluded between William Clark, Ninian Edwards, and Auguste Chouteau,commissioners plenipotentiary of the United States of America, on the part and behalf of the said States, of the one part, and the undersigned chiefs and warriors of the Yankton tribe of Indians, on the part and behalf of their said tribe, of the other part.
The parties being desirous of re-establisbing peace and friendship between the United States and the said tribe, and of being placed, in all things and in every respect, on the same footing upon which they stood before the late war between the United States and Great Britain, have agreed to the following articles:
ARTICLE 1. Every injury or act of hostility committed by one or either of the contracting parties against the other, shall be mutually forgiven and forgot.
ARTICLE 2. There shall be perpetual peace and friendship between all the citizens of the United States of America and all the individuals composing the said Yankton tribe, and all the friendly relations that existed between them before the war shall be, and the same are hereby, renewed.
ARTICLE 3. The undersigned chiefs and warriors, for themselves and their said tribe, do hereby acknowledge themselves to be under the protection of the United States of America, and of no other nation, power, or sovereign whatsoever.
Proclaimed July 19, 1815.
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