The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8734 Message #3827224
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
18-Dec-16 - 12:54 PM
Thread Name: ADD: As Long as the Grass Shall Grow (P. La Farge)
Subject: RE: ADD: As Long as the Grass Shall Grow & Indianee
"Each tribe or band shall have the right to posses, occupy, and use the reserve allotted to it, as long as grass shall grow and water run, and the reserves shall be their own property like their horses and cattle."*
Article 5 of the Confederate States of America Treaty with the Comanches and Other Tribes and Bands, 12 August 1861.
*The expression "so long as grass shall grow and water run" appears in eight out of nine Confederate States treaties with these tribes: it is absent from the text of the Treaty with the Cherokees.