Treaties Between the United States and Native Americans
From Chickasaw Peace Treaty — 1782: “My Former Friends we mean to conclude a peace with you as Brothers never fall out with other but they make Friends again. If it is agreeable to you it is our desire to be at Peace with you that our corn may grow and our stocks increase for the benefit of our children hereafter. You will observe at this same time our making peace with you doth not intitle us to fall out with our Fathers the English for we love them as they were the first people that ever supported us to defend ourselves against former Enimies the French and Spaniards and all their Indains and we are a people that never forget any kindness done by any Nation. We send this by Mr. Burney who says he lately came from among you and you may rely on any thing he tells you on the Subject of peace.”
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