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The Canandaigua Treaty was signed by the President and not by the Senate.

The Canandaigua Treaty was signed by the President and not by the Senate. That picture of November 13, 2013, in the Two Row Times, must be challenged, as the Canandaigua Treaty was illegal and void. Today the United States said if a few people still recognize the Treaty even though itis illegal, then by using it will make it legal, which is still illegal and void.

Dear Editor,

United States Treaties may be made by the President, by and with the
advice and consent of the Senate  Art. II, Sec. 2,  U.S. Const.  States may not
enter into Treaties  Art. I, Sec. 10.

The Canandaigua Treaty was signed by the President and not by the Senate. That picture of November 13, 2013, in the Two Row Times, must be challenged, as the Canandaigua Treaty was illegal and void. Today the United States said if a few people still recognize the Treaty even though itis illegal,  then by using it will make it legal, which is still illegal and void.

Oneh,

Douglas S. Anderson
Haudenosaunee Ska-Roh-Reh
Ambassador To The United Nation
Tuscarora Nation Road Commissioner

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  • Garry Horsnell
    December 8, 2013, 10:14 am

    In the Canandaigua Treaty (also known as the Pickering Treaty), the U.S.A. made some promises to the Six Nations.

    Interestingly, however, the treaty seems only to mention Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas and Senecas but not the Mohawk.

    Article 6 in that treaty says the following.

    “In consideration of the peace and friendship hereby established, and of the engagements entered into by the Six Nations; and because the United States desire, with humanity and kindness, to contribute to their comfortable support; and to render the peace and friendship hereby established strong and perpetual, the United States now deliver to the Six Nations, and the Indians of the other nations residing among them, a quantity of goods, of the value of ten thousand dollars. And for the same considerations, and with a view to promote the future welfare of the Six Nations, and of their Indian friends aforesaid, the United States will add the sum of three thousand dollars to the one thousand five hundred dollars heretofore allowed to them by an article ratified by the President, on the twenty-third day of April, 1792, making in the whole four thousand five hundred dollars; which shall be expended yearly, forever, in purchasing clothing, domestic animals, implements of husbandry, and other utensils, suited to their circumstances, and in compensating useful artificers, who shall reside with or near them, and be employed for their benefit. The immediate application of the whole annual allowance now stipulated, to be made by the superintendent, appointed by the President, for the affairs of the Six Nations, and their Indian friends aforesaid”

    But if Six Nations people now think that treaty is invalid, why are they sill taking the money? Why don’t they return it along with the equivalent in goods and money they received in the first place?

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  • John M Kane
    December 7, 2013, 2:31 pm

    There was no validity to the “Six Nations” signatures either. No Mohawks, no treaty. Not one “X” on that treaty was valid. No one was authorized to sign away land. This process would have taken many months to properly negotiate and ratify by our people. It was not properly ratified on either side of the “deal.”

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