Treaty with the Sioux - Miniconjou Band
Oct. 10, 1865. | 14 Stats., 695
Ratified Mar. 5, 1866
Proclaimed Mar. 17, 1866
of a treaty made and concluded at Fort Sully, in the Territory
of Dakota, by and between Newton Edmunds, governor and
ex-officio superintendent of Indian affairs of Dakota
Territory; Edward B. Taylor, superintendent of Indian
affairs for the northern superintendency; Major-General
S. R. Curtis, Brigadier-General H. H. Sibley, Henry W.
Reed, and Orin Guernsey, commissioners on the part of
the United States, duly appointed by the President, and
the undersigned chiefs and head-men of the Minneconjon
band of Dakota or Sioux Indians.
The Minneconjon band of Dakota or Sioux Indians, represented
in council, hereby acknowledge themselves to be subject
to the exclusive jurisdiction and authority of the United
States, and hereby obligate and bind themselves individually
and collectively, not only to cease all hostilities against
the persons and property of its citizens, but to use their
influence, and, if requisite, physical force, to prevent
other bands of the Dakota or Sioux, or other adjacent
tribes, from making hostile demonstrations against the
Government or people of the United States.
Inasmuch as the Government of the United States is desirous
to arrest the effusion of blood between the Indian tribes
within its jurisdiction hitherto at war with each other,
the Minneconjon band of Dakotas or Sioux, represented
in council, anxious to respect the wishes of the Government,
hereby agree and bind themselves to discontinue for the
future all attacks upon the persons or property of other
tribes, unless first assailed by them, and to use their
influence to promote peace everywhere in the region occupied
or frequented by them.
All controversies or differences arising between the Minneconjon
band of Dakotas or Sioux, represented in council, and
other tribes of Indians, involving the question of peace
or war, shall be submitted to the arbitrament of the President,
or such person or persons as may be designated by him,
and the decision or award faithfully observed by the said
band represented in council.
The said band, represented in council, shall withdraw
from the routes overland already established or hereafter
to be established through their country; and in consideration
thereof the Government of the United States agree to pay
the said band the sum of ten thousand dollars annually
for twenty years, in such articles as the Secretary of
the Interior may direct: Provided, That said band, so
represented in council, shall faithfully conform to the
requirements of this treaty.
Should any individual or individuals or portion of the
band of the Minneconjon band of Dakotas or Sioux, represented
in council, desire hereafter to locate permanently upon
any part of the lands claimed by the said band for the
purpose [of] agricultural or other pursuits, it is hereby
agreed by the parties to this treaty that such individual
or individuals shall be protected in such location against
any annoyance or molestation on the part of whites or
Any amendment or modification of this treaty by the Senate
of the United States shall be considered final and binding
upon the said band, represented in council, as a part
of this treaty, in the same manner as if it had been subsequently
presented and agreed to by the chiefs and head-men of
In testimony whereof, the Commissioners on the part of
the United States, and the chiefs and headmen of the said
Minneconjon band of Dakota or Sioux, have hereunto set
their hands, this tenth day of October, one thousand eight
hundred and sixty-five, after the contents had previously
been read, interpreted, and explained to the said chiefs
Edward B. Taylor,
S. R. Curtis, Major-General,
H. H. Sibley, Brigadier-General,
Henry W. Reed,
Commissioners on the part of the United States.
Ha-wah-zee-dan, The Lone Horn, his x mark, 1st chief.
Tah-ke-chah-hoosh-tay, The Lame Deer, his x mark, 1st
Kee-yam-e-i-a, One that flies when going, his mark, chief.
Ha-il-o-kah-chah-skah, White Young Bull, his x mark, chief.
Ke-yar-cum-pee, Give him Room, his x mark, chief.
Ha-har-skah-kah, Long Horn, his x mark, chief.
He-han-we-chak-chah, The Old Owl, his x mark, chief.
Wah-chee-ha-skah, White Feather, his x mark, chief.
Tah-ton-kah-wak-kanto, The High Bull, his x mark, soldier.
Mah-to-chat-kah, The Left-handed Bear, his x mark, soldier.
Chan-wah-pa, The Tree in Leaf, his x mark, soldier.
To-kalla-doo-tah, The Red Fox, his x mark, soldier.
Cha-tan-sappah, The Black Hawk, his x mark, soldier.
Muck-a-pee-ah-to, The Blue Cloud, his x mark.
Signed by the Commissioners on the part of the United
States, and by the chiefs and headmen, after the treaty
had been fully read, interpreted, and explained in our
A. W. Hubbard, M. C. Sixth district Iowa.
S. S. Curtis, Major Second Colorado Cavalry, Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel
Chas. C. G. Thornton, Lieutenant-Colonel Fourth U. S.
E. F. Ruth, Secretary of Commission.
R. R. Hitt, Reporter of Commission.
Thos. D. Maurice, Late Major First Missouri Light Artillery.
W. Mott, Captain and C. S.
Zephier Rencontre, his x mark, interpreter.
Charles Degres, his x mark, interpreter.
The following chiefs came into council on the 20th Oct.
and desired to sign the treaty. They are represented as
always friendly to the whites, and have, therefore, been
away from most of the tribe.
Hah-sah-ne-na-maza, One Iron Horse, his x mark.
To-kio-wi-chack-a-ta, The One that Kills the First on
Hand, his x mark.
S. S. Curtis, Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel U. S. Volunteers.
Hez. L. Hosmer, Chief Justice of Montana Territory.
Charles Degres, his x mark.
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties. Vol. II (Treaties).
Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington:
Government Printing Office, 1904.