Congressional Edition Volume 2912

Congressional Edition Volume 2912

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...military organizations shall be abolished, and the laws enforced by the civil authority alone. "'No one shall be punished for any crime or misdemeanor except on conviction by a jury of his country, and the sentences of a court duly authorized by law to take cognizance of the offense. And it is further agreed all fugitives from justice, except those included in the general amnesty hciein stipulated, seeking refuge in the territory of the United States shall be delivered up by the authorities of the United States to the Cherokee Nation for trial and punishment.' "This was in consequence of some disorders that had arisen among tho different bands of this tribe. The right of the Cherokee Nation to control its property is especially guaranteed by the provisions of Article VI of the treaty of 1835 and tho subsequent treaties. This is especially the case in the treaty of 18ti6, as may be seen by the reference to Article xvi of that treaty, wherein it is stipulated that the lands to be taken by the United States to settle trieudly Indians on should bo paid for at such price as the Cherokees and such friendly Indians miyltt agree on, subject to the approval of the President of the United States. The rights reserved to the United Statesare clearly expressed in the several treaties, and the right of the United States to control tho Cherokee property and prevent the nation from having the full and absolute control of the products of these lands is not even suggested. On the contrary, the (iovernment guarantees, in Article XXVI, as follows: "' The United States guarantee to the people of the Cherokee Nation the quiet and peaceable possession of their country and protection against domestic feuds and insurrections, and against hostilities more

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  • Paperback | 478 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 844g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236605365
  • 9781236605368