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Out west, Coacoochee faced a difficult decision. He was disappointed by the treaty's limitations, but his Indian followers were destitute. The agreement would at least grant them their own lands, separate from the Creeks. Moreover, the treaty seemed to offer a concession with regard to the blacks. Under a special provision, any future disputes over property were to be referred to the
President. Naively hopeful that this would work in the blacks' favor, Coacoochee signed the treaty.
Sources: Littlefield Seminoles 90-91, Native American Treaty 236, Foreman Five 243, Kappler 2: 407.
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