FORTY-FOURTH oonennss. sim. 11. ou. 72. 1877, 255 enacted. except article four, except also the following portion of article six : “And it' said Indians shall remove to said Indian Territory as here~ inbetorc provided, the Government shall erect for each of the principal chiefs st good and comfortable dwelling-house" said article not having been agreed to by the Sicnx Nation; said agreement is in words and figures following;, namely: ‘*Articles of agreement made pursuant to the provisions of an act of Congress entitled "An act making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, and for fultilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes, for the year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, and for other purposes," approved August 15, 1876,by and between George W. Manypenny, Henry B. Whipple, Jared W. Daniels, Albert G. Boone, Henry O. Bulis, Newton Edmunds, and Augustine S. Gay- lord, commissioners on the part of the United States, and the different bands of the Sioux Nation of Indians, and also the Northern Arapahoes and (Jheyennes, by their chiefs and headmen, whose names are hereto subscribed, they being duly authorized to act in the premises. "ARTIGLE 1. The said parties hereby agree that the northern and Boundaries of western boundaries of the reservation defined by article 2 of the treaty '°°°"’”»*‘°“· between the United States and different tribes of Sioux Indians, concluded April 29, 1868, and proclaimed February 24, 1869, shall be as follows: The western boundaries shall commence at the intersection of the one hundred and third meridian of longitude with the northern boundary of the State of Nebraska; thence north along said meridian to its intersection with the South Fork of the Cheyenne River; thence down said stream to its junction with the North Fork; thence up the North Fork of said Cheyenne River to the mid one hundred and third meridian; thence north along said meridian to the South Branch of Cannon Ball River or Cedar Creek ; and the northern boundary of their said reservation shall follow the said South Branch to its intersection with the main Cannon Ball River, and thence down the said main Cannon Ball River to the Missouri River; and the said Indians do hereby relinquish and ccde to the United States all the territory lying outside the said reservation, as herein moditied and described, including all privileges of hunting; and article 16 of said treaty is hereby abrogated. “Ami0LE 2. The said Indians also agree and consent that wagon R<>¤d¤_ through and other roads, not exceeding three in number, may be constructed '°“°""‘°‘°“‘ and maintained, from convenient and accessible points on the Missouri River, through said reservation, to the country lying immediately west thereof, upon such routes as shall be designated by the President of the United States; and they also consent and agree to the tree navigation of the Missouri River. “ARTICLE 3. The said Indians also agree that they will hereafter Apuu1ne¤,w1m·e receive all annuities provided by the said treaty of 1868, and all sub- ”°°°W°d· sistence and supplies which may be provided for them under the present · or any future act of Congress, at such points and places on the said reservation, and in the vicinity of the Missouri River, as the President of the United States shall designate. •° ARTICLE 4. The Government of the United States and the said Delegatjoumse- Indians, being mutually desirous that the latter shall be located in a i¢¤*·l}¤¤¤¤¤¤I¤<li¤¤ country where they may eventually become self-supporting and acquire T°'"°°'y‘ the arts of civilized life, it is therefore agreed that the said Indians shall select a delegation of five or more chieis and principal men from each band, who shall, without delay, visit the Indian Territory under the guidance and protection of suitable persons, to be appointed for that purpose by the Department of the Interior, with a view to selecting therein a permanent home for the said Indians. It' such delegation shall make a selection which shall be satisfactory to themselves, the people whom they represent, and to the United States, then the said _ _ Indians agree that they will remove to the country so selected within R¤¤¤¤V>¤l W1’¤l¤¤ one year from this date. And the said Indians do further agree in all °“° Y°”· things to submit themselves to such beneiicent plans as the Govern-
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