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Pingenot Auction, Lot 236


236. [NATIVE AMERICANS: TREATIES (Kickapoo)]. Treaty Between the United States and the Kickapoo Indians. [Washington, 1854]. 6 pp. Folio, printed on light blue paper. Fine.
         First edition. Promulgated by Franklin Pierce, July 17, 1854. The treaty was concluded in Washington, D.C. where delegates of the Kansas branch of the Kickapoo journeyed to negotiate with the American Commissioner. By this treaty the Kickapoo convey to the United States all the land southwest of the Missouri River which was provided as their permanent home in the 1832 treaty of Castor Hill, reserving only about 235 square milesof over 1,200 square miles of land originally assigned to them. For this 1,000 square miles of land, the Kickapoo are to be paid $200,000 dollars over a 19-year period plus the interest on $100,000 to be invested for support educational purposes.