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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1879
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Agreement with the Capote, Muache, and Weeminuche Utes,   pp. 178-181 PDF (1.4 MB)


Page 178

AGREEMENT WITH THE CAPOTE, MUACHE, AND WEEMINUCHE UTES. 
Articles of convention and agreement entered into at Pagosa Springs, in the
State 
of Colorado, this 9th day of November, A. D. 1878, between the United States
of 
America and the Muache, Capote, and Weeminuchee bands of Ute Indians, witnessetli:
That whereas Edward Hatch, Lot M. Morrill, and N. C. McFarland, under the
au- 
thority of an act of Congress approved May 3rd, 1878, appointed by the President
to 
negotiate with the said Indians for the relinquishment of their right to
the southern 
portion of their reservation in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes:
Now, 
this may show that the said United States of America, by its said commissioners,
and 
the said Muache, Capote, and Weeminuche bands of Ute Indians have agreed
as fol- 
lows: 
First. The said Muache, Capote, and Weeminuchee bands of Ute Indians agree
to 
release and relinquish to the said United States of America all their right
to and inter-, 
est in the Confederate Ute Reservation in the State of Colorado, and especially
to the 
southern portion thereof, to wit, that part lying south of the parallel of
thirty-eight 
degrees and ten minutes (38c1 10'), of which they are now in occupancy; and
they agree 
to remove to the territory hereinafter mentioned in the second article of
agreement, 
during the spring and summer of the year A. D. 1879, and an soon as an agency
shall 
be located and buildings erected on the said last-named territory. 
Second. In consideration of the release and relinquishment aforesaid by said
bands, 
the United States of America, by its said commissioners, agrees to set apart
for the 
use and occupancy of said bands of Ute Indians a reservation on the headwaters
of 
the Piedra, San Juan, Blanco, Navajo, and Chama Rivers, in the State of Colorado,
the 
precise boundaries of which reservation to -be hereafter defined by proclamation
of the 
President. And the said United States of America further agrees to establish
on said 
last-named territory, during the spring and summer of the year A. D. 1879,
an Indian 
agency, and to erect proper and suitable buildings therefor. 
Third. And the said bands of Ute Indians also agree that they will not obstruct
or 
in any wise interfere with travel upon any of the highways now open or hereafter
to 
be opened by lawful authority in or upon said last-named reservation. 
Fourth. This agreement shall not be binding until confirmed by Congress and
the 
President of the United States. 
Witness the signatures of said commissioners on behalf of the United States
of 
America, and also the signatures of the several members of said bands of
Ute Indians. 
(Signed)                                      EDWARD HATCH, 
Col. 9th Cavalry, Bt. Maj. General, Chairman Commission. 
(Signed)                                      N. C. McFARLAND. 
(Signed)                                      LOT M. MORRILL. 
Muache Ute8. 
George Bent, his x mark. 
Le Nora, his x mark. 
Pawache, his x mark. 
Nanise, his x mark. 
Friday, his x mark. 
Chereche, his x mark. 
Achiaco, his x mark. 
Damano, his x mark. 
Gurochampe, his x mark. 
Augustina, his x mark. 
Ananotonia, his x mark. 
Mose, his x mark. 
Tesaught, his x mark. 
Pinariche, his x mark. 
Quavo, his x mark. 
Chreitch, his x mark. 
Antonia Colloron, his x mark. 
Augarmeiche, his x mark. 
Gie Eua Blanco, his x mark. 
Nacero, his x mark. 
iho Blanco, his x mark. 
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Jangardo, his x mark. 
Cassador, his x mark. 
Coneoche, his x mark. 
Cucharat, his x mark. 
Aucotoche, his x mark. 
Panouse, his x mark. 
Ucanea, his x mark. 
Panconie, his x n4ark. 
Ouchopajanao Ooh, his x mark. 
Parbador, his x nark. 
Chanlao, his x mark. 
Conhoconancho, his x mark. 
Canarugto, his x mark. 
Baloue, his x mark. 
Cawoway, his x mark. 
Cachocha, his x mark. 
Tomaceta, his x mark. 
Quajaoguche, his x mark. 
Pechroato, his x mark. 
Wanchino, his x mark. 
Migual, his x mark. 


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