Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
Treaty of Peace and Friendship, made at Soda Springs in Idaho Territory this fourteenth day of October A. D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty three, by and between the United States of America, represented by Brigadier General T. Edward Connor, commanding the Military District of Utah &c. and James Duane Doty, Commissioner, and the undersigned chiefs of the mixed Bands of Bannacks and Shoshonees occupying the valley of Shoshonee River, as follows—
It is mutually agreed that friendly and amicable relations shall be reestablished between the said Bands and the United States; and that a firm and perpetual peace shall be henceforth maintained between the said bands and the United States.
The Treaty concluded at Fort Bridger on the 2nd day of July 1863 between the United States and the Shoshonee nation, and also the Treaty concluded at Box Elder on the 30th day of July 1863 between the United States and the North western Bands of the Shoshonee Nation being read and fully interpreted and explained to the said chiefs, they do hereby give their full and free assent to all of the provisions of Said Treaties, and the same are hereby adopted as a part of this Treaty, and the same shall be binding upon the parties hereto, the said Bands sharing in the annuities therein provided for the Shoshonee Nation.
The said Bands, in addition, agree that the roads now used by white men between Soda Springs and the Beaver Head Mines and between Salt Lake and the Boise river Mines, as also such other roads, as it may be necessary or convenient for the white man to make and use between said places, or between other points within their country, shall at all times be free and safe for travel; and no depredations shall be committed upon white men in any part of their country. And the said Bands hereby acknowledge to have received of the United States by its commissioner, at the Signing of these articles, provisions and goods to the amount of three thousand dollars to relieve their immediate wants before their departure to their Hunting grounds.
The country claimed by the Said Bands jointly with the Shoshonee Nation, extends, as described by then from the lower part of Humboldt river, and the Salmon Falls on Shoshonee river, eastwardly to the Wind river mountains—
Done at Soda Springs this fourteenth day of October A.D. 1863.
JAMES DUANE DOTY,
T. EDW. CONNOR,
Brig. Genl W.S.V., Comdg. Dist Utah.
In presence of the Undersigned Witnesses—
Capt. 3rd In'fty C.V., Commdg. Camp Connor
AMOS R. WRIGHT
WILLIS H. BOOTHE
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BOO'EWUT " x "
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TAHGEE " x "
WAY'GEEWUNAH " x "
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IN EXECUTIVE SESSION,
SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES,
March 7, 1864.
Resolved (two thirds of the Senators present concurring) That the Senate advise and consent to the ratification of the Treaty of Peace and Friendship, made at Soda Springs in Idaho Territory, the fourteenth day of October A.D., One thousand eight hundred and sixty three, by and between the United States of America, represented by Brigadier General P. Edward Connor commanding the Military district of Utah &c, and James Duane Doty, Commissioner, and the chiefs of the mixed Bands of Bannocks and Shoshonees, occupying the Valley of Shoshonee river, with the following Amendment: insert the following as a new Article:
Nothing herein contained shall be construed or taken to admit any other or greater title or interest in the lands embraced within the Territories described in Said Treaty in Said Tribes or Bands of Indians than existed in them upon the acquisition of said Territories from Mexico by the laws thereof.
J.W. FORNEY, Secretary.