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The Daily Dispatch: June 13, 1861., [Electronic resource], Important movement among the Indian Nations. (search)
Important movement among the Indian Nations. The Memphis Appeal publishes the message of Governor Cyrus Harris, of the Chickasaw Nation, to the Legislature. We have read it with much interest. Its design is to set on foot a project which will eventuate in the formal transfer of the allegiance of the most influential Indian tribes from the Lincoln Government to that of the Confederate States.--The Appeal says: The message very properly assumes a permanent dissolution of the old Federal Union as an accomplished fact, and acknowledges the futility of all hopes looking to a future reconstruction. The United States being disintegrated into two Governments, with conflicting claims and in a state of declared hostilities, it is asserted that the treaties made between them and the Chickasaws are annulled, and the latter virtually a sovereign and independent nation. In consideration of this fact, the Governor urges "that delegates on the part of the Chickasaws, be appointed
n dissolved, and by reason of such fact, and the failure of the Government at Washington professing to act in the name of the United States, to afford the protection, and to pay over the moneys to which the Chickasaw nation was entitled under treaties with the United States, that the Chickasaw people are absolved from all allegiance to any foreign government, and are left independent, which it is proper should be made known to the people of this nation and to the world. Therefore, I, Cyrus Harris, Governor of the Chickasaw nation, do hereby publish and proclaim, that the Chickasaw nation is of right and ought to be free and independent; and further, in obedience to the instructions of the Chickasaw Legislature, contained in said resolutions, do hereby call upon all Chickasaw warriors over eighteen and under forty-five years of age, to form themselves into volunteer companies, consisting of at least fifty men, exclusive of the captain, first, second, and third lieutenants, and firs