Treaty with The Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache
October 21st, 1867
Articles of a treaty concluded at the Council Camp on
Medicine Lodge Creek, seventy miles south of Fort Larned,
in the State of Kansas, on the twenty-first day of October,
eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, by and between the United
States of America, represented by its commissioners duly appointed
thereto to-wit: Nathaniel G. Taylor, William S. Harney, C.
C. Augur, Alfred S. (H). Terry, John B. Sanborn, Samuel F.
Tappan, and J. B. Henderson, of the one part, and the Kiowa,
Comanche, and Apache Indians, represented by their chiefs
and headmen duly authorized and empowered to act for the body
of the people of said tribes (the names of said chiefs and
headmen being hereto subscribed) of the other part, witness:
Whereas, on the twenty-first day of October, eighteen hundred
and sixty-seven, a treaty of peace was made and entered into
at the Council Camp, on Medicine Lodge Creek, seventy miles
south of Fort Larned, in the State of Kansas, by and between
the United States of America, by its commissioners Nathaniel
G. Taylor, William S. Harney, C. C. Augur, Alfred H. Terry,
John B. Sanborn, Samuel F. Tappan, and J. B. Henderson, of
the one part, and the Kiowa and Comanche tribes of Indians,
of the Upper Arkansas, by and through their chiefs and headmen
whose names are subscribed thereto, of the other part, reference
being had to said treaty; and whereas, since the making and
signing of said treaty, at a council held at said camp on
this day, the chiefs and headmen of the Apache nation or tribe
of Indians express to the commissioners on the part of the
United States, as aforesaid, a wish to be confederated with
the said Kiowa and Comanche tribes, and to be placed, in every
respect, upon an equal footing with said tribes; and whereas,
at a council held at the same place and on the same day, with
the chiefs and headmen of the said Kiowa and Comanche Tribes,
they consent to the confederation of the said Apache tribe,
as desired by it, upon the terms and conditions hereinafter
set forth in this supplementary treaty: Now, therefore, it
is hereby stipulated and agreed by and between the aforesaid
commissioners, on the part of the United States, and the chiefs
and headmen of the Kiowa and Comanche tribes, and, also, the
chiefs and headmen of the said Apache tribe, as follows, to-wit:
The said Apache tribe of Indians agree to confederate and
become incorporated with the said Kiowa and Comanche Indians,
and to accept as their permanent home the reservation described
in the aforesaid treaty with said Kiowa and Comanche tribes,
concluded as aforesaid at this place, and they pledge themselves
to make no permanent settlement at any place, nor on any lands,
outside of said reservation.
The Kiowa and Comanche tribes, on their part, agree that
all the benefits and advantages arising from the employment
of physicians, teachers, carpenters, millers, engineers, farmers,
and blacksmiths, agreed to be furnished under the provisions
of their said treaty, together with all the advantages to
be derived from the construction of agency buildings, warehouses,
mills, and other structures, and also from the establishment
of schools upon their said reservation, shall be jointly and
equally shared and enjoyed by the said Apache Indians, as
though they had been originally a part of said tribes; and
they further agree that all other benefits arising from said
treaty shall be jointly and equally shared as aforesaid.
The United States, on its part, agrees that clothing and
other articles named in Article X. of said original treaty,
together with all money or other annuities agreed to be furnished
under any of the provisions of said treaty, to the Kiowa and
Comanches, shall be shared equally by the Apaches. In all
cases where specific articles of clothing are agreed to be
furnished to the Kiowas and Comanches, similar articles shall
be furnished to the Apaches, and a separate census of the
Apaches shall be annually taken and returned by the agent,
as provided for the other tribes. And the United States further
agrees, in consideration of the incorporation of said Apaches,
to increase the annual appropriation of money, as provided
for in Article X. of said treaty, from twenty-five thousand
to thirty thousand dollars; and the latter amount shall be
annually appropriated, for the period therein named, for the
use and benefit of said three tribes, confederated as herein
declared; and the clothing and other annuities, which may
from time to time be furnished to the Apaches, shall be based
upon the census of the three tribes, annually to be taken
by the agent, and shall be separately marked, forwarded, and
delivered to them at the agency house, to be built under the
provisions of said original treaty.
In consideration of the advantages conferred by this supplementary
treaty upon the the Apache tribe of Indians, they agree to
observe and faithfully comply with all the stipulations and
agreements entered into by the Kiowas and Comanches in said
original treaty. They agree, in the same manner, to keep the
peace toward the whites and all other persons under the jurisdiction
of the United States, and to do and perform all other things
enjoined upon said tribes by the provisions of said treaty;
and they hereby give up and forever relinquish to the United
States all rights, privileges, and grants now vested in them,
or intended to be transferred to them, by the treaty between
the United States and the Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes of
Indians, concluded at the camp on the Little Arkansas River,
in the State of Kansas, on the fourteenth day of October,
one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five, and also by the
supplementary treaty, concluded at the same place on the seventeenth
day of the same month, between the United States, of the one
part, and the Cheyenne, Arapahoe, and Apache tribes, of the
In testimony of all which, the said parties have hereunto
set their hands and seals at the place and on the day herein
- N. G. Taylor,
- President of Indian Commission.
- Wm. S. Harney,
- Brevet Major-General, Commissioner,
- C. C. Augur,
- Brevet Major-General.
- Alfred H. Terry,
- Brevet Major-General and Brigadier-General.
- John B. Sanborn.
- Samuel F. Tappan.
- J. B. Henderson.
On the part of the Kiowas:
- Satanka, or Sitting Bear, his x mark,
- Sa-tan-ta, or White Bear, his x mark,
- Wah-toh-konk, or Black Eagle, his x mark,
- Ton-a-en-ko, or Kicking Eagle, his x mark,
- Fish-e-more, or Stinking Saddle, his x mark,
- Ma-ye-tin, or Woman's Heart, his x mark,
- Sa-tim-gear, or Stumbling Bear, his x mark,
- Sa-pa-ga, or One Bear, his x mark,
- Cor-beau, or The Crow, his x mark,
- Sa-ta-more, or Bear Lying Down, his x mark,
On the part of the Comanches:
- Parry-wah-say-men, or Ten Bears, his x mark,
- Tep-pe-navon, or Painted Lips, his x mark,
- To-she-wi, or Silver Brooch, his x mark,
- Cear-chi-neka, or Standing Feather, his x mark,
- Ho-we-ar, or Gap in the Woods, his x mark,
- Tir-ha-yah-gua-hip, or Horse's Back, his x mark,
- Es-a-man-a-ca, or Wolf's Name, his x mark,
- Ah-te-es-ta, or Little Horn, his x mark,
- Pooh-yah-to-yeh-be, or Iron Mountain, his x mark,
- Sad-dy-yo, or Dog Fat, his x mark,
On the part of the Apaches:
- Mah-vip-pah, Wolf's Sleeve, his x mark,
- Kon-zhon-ta-co, Poor Bear, his x mark,
- Cho-se-ta, or Bad Back, his x mark,
- Nah-tan, or Brave Man, his x mark,
- Ba-zhe-ech, Iron Shirt, his x mark,
- Til-la-ka, or White Horn, his x mark,
- Ashton S. H. White, secretary.
- Geo. B. Willis, reporter.
- Philip McCusker, interpreter.
- John D. Howland, clerk Indian Commission.
- Sam'l S. Smoot, United States surveyor.
- A. A. Taylor.
- J. H. Leavenworth, United States Indian agent.
- Thos. Murphy, superintendent Indian affairs.
- Joel H. Elliott, major, Seventh U.S. Cavalry.
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