TREATY MADE AND CONCLUDED AT CAMP BELT, ON KING'S RIVER, IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, MAY 13, 1851, BETWEEN GEORGE W. .BARBOUR, COMMISSIONER ON THE PART OF THE UNITED STATES, AND THE CHIEFS, CAPTAINS, AND HEAD MEN OF THE TA-CHEES, CAH-WAI, ETC., ETC., TRIBES OF INDIANS.

A treaty of peace and friendship made and entered into at Camp Belt, on King's river, in the State of California, on the thirteenth day of May, eighteen hundred and fifty-one, between George W. Barbour, one of the commissioners appointed by the President of the United States to make treaties with the various Indian tribes in the State of California, and having full authority to do so, of the first part, and the chiefs, captains, and head men of the following tribes of Indians, to wit: the Ta-ches, Cah-wai, Yo-kol, Ta-lum-ns, Wic-chum-ne, Hol-cu-ma, To-e-neche, Tu-huc-mach, In-tim-peach, Choi-nuck, We-mil-ches, and Mo-Con-toes, of the second pare.

ART. 3. It is agreed between the parties that a district of country bettween the Cah-wai river, or the first of the four creeks and the Chou-chille river, to be laid off as follows, to wit: beginning at the point in the Cah-wai river where the southwestern line of the lands set apart for the Indians at the treaty made and concluded at Camp Barbour on the San Joaquin river; leaves said river for the Chou-chille river; running thence down the middle of the Cah-wai river of the Tulere or Tache lake; thence along the same in the direction of and to the mouth of King*s river; thence up said river to a point six miles below where the said southwestern line of the lands set apart for the Indians at the treaty made at Camp Barbour on the San Joaquin river as aforesaid, crosses said Kings river; thence a line to the Chou-chtlle river to be run parallel to the aforesaid line crossing the San Joaquin and Fresno rivers, and inter-secting the Chou-chille at the distance of six miles from said southwestern line; thence up the Chou-chille to said line and with it to the beginning on the Cah-wai river, shall be set apart and forever held for the sole use and occupancy of said tribes of Indians; in consideration of which, and the further consideration of permitting said tribes to hunt wild game and gather wild fruit, nuts, &c., in the hills and mountains between the Cah-wa, and Chou-chille rivers. the said tribes hereby forever quit claim to the government of the United States to any and all lands Co which they or either of them may ever have had any claim or title.

In testimony whereof, the contracting parties have hereto signed their names and affixed their seals this thirteenth day of May, anno Domini eighteen hundred and fifty-one.G. W. Barbour [SEAL.]

Taches. QUINTIN, his x mark, chief.

JOSE ANTONIO, his x mark.
SU-LIO, his x mark.
ELARION, his x mark.
GREGORIOR, his x mark.

Notontors.

MANUEL, his x mark, chief.
SANTIAGO, his x mark.
INOCENTE, his x mark.
ESTANISLAN, his x mark.
JOSE QUINTIN, his x mark.
JUAN, his x mark.

We-mil-ches.

JULIANO, his x mark, chief.
JOSE MARTIN, his x mark.
PEDRO, his x mark.
JOSE ANTONIO NICOLAS, his x mark.

Choi-nues.

VALENTINE, his x mark, chief.
JOSE, his x mark.
EBON, his x mark.
FRANCISCO, his x mark.
SATRONINE, his x mark.

Intimpeaches.

ANTONIO, his x mark, chief.
SISTO, his x mark.

Tu-huc-maches.

SYLVISTER, his x mark, chief.
CERVANTES, his x mark.

Tor-neches.

CASTRO, his x mark, chief.
JOSE ANTONIO, his x mark.

Hoicumas.

HAM~CH, his x mark, chief.
TOMAS, his x mark.

Wic-chum-nes.

EAHAL, his x mark.
MANUEL, his x mark.
IGNACIO, his x mark.
CHILO, his x mark.

To-lum-nes

TO-HIL-NA, his x mark.
JOAQUIN, his x mark.

Cab-wais.

FRANCISCO, his x mark.
BAUTISTA, hi s x mark.
RAFAEL, his x mark.

Yo-kols. 

ECHA. his x mark.
JUAN TAMATO, his x mark.
JOSE MARIA, his x mark.

Signed and sealed in duplicate, after being read and explained, in the presence of:

  • H. S. Burton, Interpreter,
  • N. H. McLean, Secretary,
  • W. S. King, Assistant Rurgeon, U. S. army,
  • T. Moore, Second lieutenant 2d infantry,
  • H. G. 3. Gibson, Second lieutenant 3d artillery.