By offering to secure the Indians free trade in slaves and whisky, Albert Pike secured a great majority of voices for the South
, a Creek chief, tried to stem the tide, believing that this Slave Commissioner
was drawing his people into a snare — that is to say, into a conflict with the stronger power.
He spent his eloquence in vain.
A cry of “ Slaves and Whisky” filled his camp; and when the chief withdrew to Bushey Creek, near Verdigris River
, he was followed by a cloud of warriors yelling for free trade in slaves and whisky, and was driven to fall back for safety on the White
settlements of Kansas
Article ninety-seven of the treaty of alliance signed by Jack Ross
on behalf of the Cherokee nation
, and by Albert Pike on behalf of the Confederate States
, contains this clause:
“ It is hereby declared and agreed that the Institution of Slavery in the said nation is legal, and has existed from time immemorial; that slaves are taken and esteemed to be personal property; that the title to slaves and other property having its origin in the said Nation shall be determined by the laws and customs thereof; and that the slaves and ”