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TREATY WITH THE KICKAPOO INDIANS
Scarce printed treaty, 8pp. legal folio, Washington, May 18, 1854, signed in type by Franklin Pierce, William L. Marcy, and five Kickapoo Indian delegates. In the treaty, the Kickapoo agree to sell to the U.S.: "...At least twelve hundred square miles...saving and reserving in the western part thereof, one hundred and fifty thousand acres for a future and permanent home..Provided, that upon return home of the delegates...a location to that extant can be found...United States agree to pay to the Indians...the sum of three hundred thousand dollars...one hundred thousand dollars to be invested...the interest of which shall be annually expended for educational and other beneficial purposes...all roads and highways...shall have right of way through the reservation...The Kickapoos promise to use their best efforts to prevent the introduction and use of ardent spirits [alcohol] in their country...commit no depredation or wrong...". Dampstained, yet remains entirely legible and acceptable.
Estimate $ 150-200

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