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William McKinley Signed Chickasaw Nation Act of Legislature

An Act of Legislature of the Chickasaw Nation being submitted for the signature of William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States
of America. This four page document has been signed by the presiding officers of both houses of the Chickasaw Legislature, O.D. Carter, Secretary of the Chickasaw Nation, and by William McKinley.
The rest of the pages deal with the logistics and even include the dates that the Treaty was passed by both the house and senate.

The (unframed) document measures approximately 8”x13.5” and is dated both February 18, 1899 and March 25, 1899 (the date McKinley signed it).

Museum-caliber frame included in price. FRAMED PIECE MEASURES 24.5” x 24.5”.

Sold with Letter of Authenticity from independent third-party authenticator Beckett Authentication Services.
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AN ACT OF LEGISLATURE OF THE CHICKESAW NATION BEING SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL OF THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENT

A fantastic document signed by McKinley dated the 18th of February, 1899. The document reads:
“C.D. Carter, National Secretary of the Chickasaw Nation. do hereby certify that the foregoing is an Act of the Legislature of the Chickasaw Nation. passed as its extra session. February 8, 1899 as is evidenced by the official signatures of the presiding officers of both houses of said Legislature. and approved by D. H. Johnston, Governor of the said Nation, in his official character on February 8, 1899 and I do hereby submit the same for the approval of the President of the United States, under the provisions of the agreement concluded on the twenty-third day of April, 1897, at Atoka, Indian Territory, between the United States and the Choctaws and Chickasaw, and the Act of Congress of June 23, 1898, entitled, “An Act for the protection of the people of the Indian Territory, and for other purposes” IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name as National Secretary of the Chickasaw Nation, on this the 18th day of February 1899, and caused the Great Seal of Chickasaw Nation to be affixed. Dated March 25, 1899; and signed; William McKinley.

The rest of the pages deal with the logistics and even include the dates when it was passed by the house and senate.; Dated February 18, 1899 AND March 25, 1899.

McKinley was very involved in making peace and doing some sort of right by the Indians, talking about it in his 1897 State of The Union Address; By section 16, of the act of March 3, 1893, the President was authorized to appoint three commissioners to enter into negotiations with the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Muscogee (or Creek), and Seminole Nations, commonly known as the Five Civilized Tribes in the Indian Territory.

I think that it would be great for your collection… a significant moment for McKinley, but more important is the importance of the Indians on US History.