MS 3170 Copy of treaty between the United States and the Creek Indians

Collection ID:
Gauntt, James G.
Physical Description:
16 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Also includes copy of Swete's ratification and President's endorsement.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Treaty dated March 24, 1832, Washington, D.C.; ratification, April 2, 1832. President Andrew Jackson's endorsement dated April 4, 1832.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 3170

Local Note
Local Note
Photostat copy

Using the Collection
Manuscript 3170, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
History Of Accession: Extract from letter from James G. Gauntt to J. Walter Fewkes, dated December 2, 1930: "Enclosed you will find a photostatic copy of a negative from the original copy of the treaty set forth, which I now have in my possession. "This old paper of the Creek Indians, (with other information) has come to me through a cousin who is of the fourth generation of the DuBois family, as below set out. "DuBois married a princess of the Tukabahchee tribe prior to the treaty of 1832. He was an ambassador from the French Government to the Creek Nation of Indians. "He was educated as a lawyer, and was a legal representative of the Creeks and went to Washington with the delegation to form the treaty of 1832. This old paper went to Muskogee, Indian Territory and has been stored away these many years and has recently come to light." --"P.S. I would be glad to have any remarks that you might care to make as to who wrote this copy etc." -This is evidently a copy prepared for the Creeks. There are no autographs; all signatures are in the hand of the clerk who made the copy. [MCB:11/53]

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal-Indian relations -- Creek Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Treaties -- Creek Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muskogee (Creek) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Creek Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southern States Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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