|SUPPLEMENTARY ARTICLES TO
THE TREATY OF DANCING RABBIT CREEK
Various Choctaw persons have been presented by the
Chiefs of the nation, with a desire that they might be provided for.
Being particularly deserving, an earnestness has been manifested that
provision might be made for them. It is therefore by the undersigned
commissioners here assented
to, with the understanding that they are to have no interest in the
reservations which are directed and provided for under the general
Treaty to which this is a supplement.
As evidence of the liberal and kind feelings of the
President and Government of the United States the Commissioners agree to
the request as follows, (to wit) Pierre Juzan, Peter Pitchlynn, G. W.
Harkins, Jack Pitchlynn, Israel Fulsom, Louis Laflore, Benjamin James,
Joel H. Nail,
Hopoynjahubbee, Onorkubbee, Benjamin Laflore, Michael Laflore and
Allen Yates and wife shall be entitled to a reservation of two
sections of land each to include their improvement where they at present
reside, with the exception of the three first named persons and Benjamin
Laflore, who are authorized to locate one of their sections on any
other unimproved and unoccupied land, within their respective districts.
ARTICLE II. And to each of the following persons there
is allowed a reservation of a section and a half of land, (to wit) James
L. McDonald, Robert Jones, Noah Wall, James Campbell, G. Nelson, Vaughn
Brashears, R. Harris, Little Leader, S. Foster, J. Vaughn, L. Durans,
Samuel Long, T. Magagha, Thos. Everge, Giles Thompson, Tomas Garland,
John Bond, William Laflore, and Turner Brashears, the two first
named persons, may locate one section each, and one section jointly on
any unimproved and unoccupied land, these not residing in the Nation;
The others are to include their present residence and improvement.
Also one section is allowed to the following persons
(to wit) Middleton Mackey, Wesley Train, Choclehomo, Moses Foster, D. W. Wall, Charles
Scott, Molly Nail, Susan Colbert, who was formerly Susan James, Samuel Garland,
Silas Fisher, D. McCurtain, Oaklahoma, and Polly Fillecuthey, to be
located in entire sections to include their present residence and improvement,
with the exception of Molly Nail and Susan Colbert, who are authorized
to locate theirs, on any unimproved unoccupied land.
John Pitchlynn has long and faithfully served
the nation in character of U. States Interpreter, he has acted as such
for forty years, in consideration it is agreed, in addition to what has
been done for him there shall be granted to two of his children, (to
wit) Silas Pitchlynn, and Thomas
Pitchlynn one section of land each, to adjoin the location of their
father; likewise to James Madison and Peter sons of Mushulatubbee one
section of land each to include the old house and improvement where
their father formerly lived on the old military road adjoining a large
And to Henry Groves son of the Chief Natticache
there is one section of land given to adjoin his father's land.
And to each of the following person and. granted on
any unoccupied and unimproved lands in the Districts where they
respectively live (to wit) Willis Harkins, James D. Hamilton, William
Juzan, Tobias Laflore, Jo Doke, Jacob Fulsom, P. Hays, Samuel
Worcester, George Hunter, William Train, Robert Nail and Alexander
And there is given a quarter section of land each to
Delila and her five fatherless children, she being a Choctaw woman residing out of the
nation; also the same quantity to Peggy Trihan, another Indian woman residing
out of the nation and her two fatherless children; and to the widows of
Pushmilaha, and Pucktshenubbee, who were formerly distinguished Chiefs
of the nation and for their children four quarter sections of land, each in
trust for themselves and their children.
All of said last mentioned reservations are to be located under and by direction of the President of the U. States.
ARTICLE III. The Choctaw people now that they have
ceded their lands are solicitous to get to their new homes early as possible and accordingly
they wish that a party may be permitted to proceed this fall to ascertain
whereabouts will be most advantageous for their people to be located.
It is therefore agreed that three or four persons
(from each of the three districts) under the guidance of some discreet and well qualified person
or persons may proceed during this fall to the West upon an examination of
For their time and expenses the U. States agree to
allow the said twelve persons two dollars a day each, not to exceed one hundred days, which is
deemed to be ample time to make an examination.
If necessary, pilots acquainted with the country will
be furnished when they arrive in the West.
ARTICLE IV. John Donly of Alabama who has several
Choctaw grand children, and who for twenty years has carried the mail through the Choctaw
Nation, a desire by the Chiefs is expressed that he may have a section of land, it
is accordingly granted, to be located in one entire section, on any
unimproved and unoccupied land.
Allen Glover and George S. Gaines licensed Traders in
the Choctaw Nation, have accounts amounting to upwards of nine thousand dollars against the
Indians who are unable to pay their said debts without distressing their
families; a desire is expressed by the chiefs that two sections of land
be set apart to be sold and the proceeds thereof to be applied toward the
payment of the aforesaid debts. It is agreed that two sections of any unimproved and unoccupied land be granted to George S. Gaines who will
sell the same for the best price he can obtain and apply the proceeds thereof
to the credit of the Indians on their accounts due to the before mentioned
Glover and Gaines; and shall make the application to the poorest Indian first.
At the earnest and particular request of the Chief
Greenwood Laflore there is granted to David Haley one half section of land to be located in a
half section on any unoccupied and unimproved land as a compensation, for a
journey to Washington City with dispatches to the Government and
returning others to the Choctaw Nation.
The foregoing is entered into, as supplemental to the
treaty concluded yesterday.
Done at Dancing Rabbit creek the 28th day of
Jno. H. Eaton,
Nittucachee, his x mark,
Mushulatubbee, his x mark,
Offahoomah, his x mark,
Eyarhoeuttubbee, his x mark,
Iyaeherhopia, his x mark,
Holubbee, his x mark,
Onarhubbee, his x mark,
Robert Cole, his x mark,
Hopiaunchahubbee, his x mark,
John Garland, his x mark,
Hopiahoomah, his x mark,
Captain Thalko, his x mark,
Immarstarher, his x mark,
Hoshimhamartar, his x mark,
In presence of - -
E. Breathitt, Secretary to Commissioners,
W. Ward, Agent for Choctaws,
M. Mackey, United States Interpreter,
John Pitchlynn, United States Interpreter,
R. P. Currin,
Jno. W. Byrn,
Geo. S. Gaines.