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Senate Committee on Indian Affaris


58th Congress, 2d Session



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This 1904 reprint of Ratified Indian Treaty 133: Arikara (Ricara), titled the Treaty with the Arikara (Ricara) Tribe, 1825 was transcribed and published in vol. II of Charles Kappler’s Indian Affairs. Laws and Treaties. Signed on July 18, 1825, this treaty was the first major treaty between the US Government and representatives of the Arikara Nation. Also known as the Atkinson and O'Fallon Trade and Intercourse Treaty of 1825, this document was part of a series of friendship treaties between Henry Atkinson and Benjamin O’Fallon’s Indian Peace Commission and the Indigenous Nations beyond the Mississippi River. In this treaty, the Arikara acknowledged the supremacy of the United States, which successively promised them peace, friendship, and protection. The Arikara also admitted that they resided within the territorial limits of the United States and that it had the right to regulate all trade and intercourse with them. The treaty further states that the Arikara agreed to use the laws of the United States to prevent or redress any injuries done by individuals, both American and Indigenous.

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Geographic Subjects

Mississippi River

Organizations Referenced

United States Government, US Congress Senate, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Army, First Regiment Infantry, Sixth Regiment Infantry, Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes, Arikara, Arikara Nation, Arikara Tribe, Ricara, Ricara Tribe, Ricara Tribe of Indians, Sahnish, Ree, Indian Peace Commission

People Referenced

Charles Kappler, John Quincy Adams, H. Atkinson, Henry Atkinson, Benj. O’Fallon, Benjamin O’Fallon, Stan-au-pat, the Bloody Hand, Ca-car-we-ta, the Little Bear, Scar-e-naus, the Skunk, Chan-son-nah, the Fool Chief, Chan-no-te-ne-na, the Chief that is Afraid, Coon-ca-ne-nos-see, the Bad Bear, En-hah-pe-tar, the Two Nights, Ca-ca-ne-show, the Crow Chief, Pah-can-wah, the Old Head, Wah-ta-an, the Light in the Night, Hon-eh-cooh, the Buffalo that Urinates and Smells it, T-hah-son, the Lip of the Old Bufalo, Coo-wooh-war-e-scoon-hoon, Long Haired Bear, Ne-sha-non-nack, the Chief by Himself, Ah-ree-squish, the Buffalo that has Horns, Ou-cous-non-nair, the Good Buffalo, Nack-sa-nou-wees, the Dead Heart, Pah-too-car-rah, the Man that Strikes, Toon-high-ouh, the Man that Runs, Car-car-wee-as, the Heart of the Crow, A.L. Langham, H. Leavenworth, Henry Leavenworth, S.W. Kearny, Stephen Watts Kearny, D. Ketchum, Wm. Armstrong, William Armstrong, B. Riley, John Gale, R.M. Coleman, S. Wragg, S. Mac Ree, R. Holmes, R.H. Stuart, Jas. W. Kingsbury, Levi Nute, W.L. Harris, G.H. Kennerly, P. Wilson, Antoine Garreau, Joseph Garreau, Pierre Garreau


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Treaty with the Arikara Tribe (Ricara), 1825