The Treaty of Denver was the milestone document that ceded land from the United States and Canada to the Sovereign Tribal Council, officially establishing the Native American Nations, the Front Range Free Zone city of Denver, and the extraterritorial free city of Seattle. For the most part, the Treaty of Denver was terms of surrender and granted lands formerly under the jurisdiction of the United States and Canada to the Amerind tribes. It was signed on January 25, 2018. It is ten pages long (although the legalese and other amendments takes up 50 gigapulses of memory). The terms of the Treaty of Denver are as follows:
- To cede lands covering most of the western North America to the Native American Nations for purposes of forming their own independent nations.
- To establish and recognize from this point forward the legitimacy of the Native American Nations; specifically the Sioux Nation, the Pueblo Council, the Salish Council, the Ute Nation, the Trans-Polar Aleut Nation, and the Tsimshian Nation.
- To establish the Sovereign Tribal Council as the international ruling body for the Native American Nations collectively, along with the duties and responsibilities entrusted to said Council.
- To relocate and remove over the course of ten years all United States and Canadian citizens not eligible for NAN citizenship from the lands ceded to the Native American Nations.
- To establish reserved lands within the Native American Nations for the residence of those people who wish to remain in NAN territory but who are not eligible for citizenship at this time.
- To establish Seattle as an extraterritorial extension of the United States of America with the exception of Mercer Island, which is ceded from this point forward to the Salish Council and renamed Council Island, for the purpose of establishing embassies to the US from the Native American Nations.
- To establish the Council of Denver as a body designated to oversee the implementation of this treaty and to govern the city of Denver, hereafter called the Front Range Free Zone, and to divide control of the Front Range Free Zone among the signatories who share interests in that area; specifically, Aztlan, the Pueblo Council, the Sioux Nation, the United States, and the Ute Nation.
When Tsimshian, Aztlan, and Tir Tairngire seceded from the NAN, the Treaty of Denver was revised to remove them from the Tribal Council and the Front Range Free Zone (with the exception of Aztlan, which retained a section of Denver until the arrival of Ghostwalker in 2062). Likewise, the treaty was revised to include the Confederate American States when they seceded from the United Canadian and American States.
The Treaty was again revised when the Front Range Free Zone was taken over by the Great Dragon Ghostwalker.
It is said that the Treaty of Denver is the most influential document since the armistice and surrender treaties signed at the end of World War II. With a few electronic strokes of a pen, the whole of North America changed overnight, and thus the political landscape of the world.
One of the first problems faced by the aftermath of the Treaty was the relocation of millions of "Anglos", US citizens who have lived all of their lives in the lands ceded to Native American Nations. Not only were these people to lose their livelihoods and homes, but many of them faced discrimination from the now-dominant political minority of Amerinds. Relocation efforts met with limited success, which varied from nation to nation. For example, Ute Nation had many incidents of violence, and actively sought to kick out any Anglos within their lands. The Athabaskan Council, however, was mainly winter wilderness, and thus logistically it was simply impractical to expel the Anglos. Most of the NAN turned to a combination of relocation and assimilation (as many Anglos possessed skillsets that were sorely needed for the fledgling nations' collective economy).
- Shadows of North America, 10-16