War of the Rebellion: Serial 127 Page 0449 CONFEDERATE AUTHORITIES.

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members of each nation settled therein shall be subject to the jurisdiction and laws of the Choctaw Nation, except as hereinafter provided; for which purpose the said leased district may be a district of that nation; but no interference with or trespass upon the settlements or improvements of the reserve Indians shall be permitted under any pretext whatever; nor shall any of the laws of either the Choctaw or Chickasaw Nations be in force in said leased country, except so far as those of the Choctaw Nation can, without infraction of this treaty, apply to the members of either nation residing in the district in question.

ART. XIII. All navigable streams of the Confederate States and of the Indian country shall be free to the people of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, who shall pay no higher toll or tonnage duty or other duty than the citizens of the Confederate States; and the citizens of those nations living upon Red River shall have, possess, and enjoy upon that river the same ferry privileges, to the same extent, in all respects, as citizens of the Confederate States on the opposite side thereof, subject to no other or a different tax or charge than they.

ART XIV. so far as may be compatible with the Constitution of the Confederate States and with the laws made, enacted, or adopted in conformity thereto regulating trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, as the same are limitby this treaty, the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations shall possess the otherwise unrestricted right of self-government and full jurisdiction, judicial and otherwise, over persons and property within their respective limits, excepting only such white persons as are not, by birth, adoption, or otherwise, members of either the Choctaw or Chickasaw Nation; and that there may be no doubt as to the meaning of this exception it is hereby declared that every white person who, having married a Choctaw or Chickasaw woman, resides in the said Choctaw or Chickasaw country, or whom, without intermarrying, is permanently domiciled therein with the consent of the authorities of the nation, and votes at elections, is to be deemed and taken to be a member of the said nation within the true intent and meaning of this article; and that the exception contained in the laws for the punishment of offenses committed in the Indian country, to the effect that they shall not extend or apply to offenses committed by one Indian against the person or property of article when ratified, and without further legislation, as that none of said laws shall extend and apply to any offense committed by any Indian, or negro, or mulatto, or by any white person so by birth, adoption, or otherwise a member of such Choctaw or Chickasaw Nation against the person or property of any Indian, negro, mulatto, or any such white person, when the same shall be committed within the limits of the said Choctaw or Chickasaw Nation as hereinbefore defined; but all such persons shall be subject to the laws of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, respectively, and to prosecution and trial before their tribunals, and to punishment according to such laws, in all respects like native members of the said nations, respectively.

ART. XV. All persons not members of the Choctaw or Chickasaw Nation who may be found in the Choctaw and Chickasaw country as hereinbefore limited shall be considered as intruders, and be removed and kept out of the same, either by the civil officers of the nation, under the direction of the Executive or Legislature, or by the agent of thetes for the nation, who shall be authorized to

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