Treaty of Hopewell: A Broken Promise

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The Treaty of Hopewell was our first treaty with the U.S., securing Chickasaw boundaries, protection by the U.S. militia and identifying us as a sovereign nation. But westward expansion had just begun, and the Treaty of Hopewell was soon broken. Even so, centuries later, we’ve achieved its ideals of peace and friendship.