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Done at the Butte des Morts, on Fox river, in the Territory of
Michigan, this eleventh day of August, 1827.
Hoo Tshoop, (or four legs)
Karry-Man-nee, (Walking Turtle)
Maunk-hay-raith, (Tatood breast)
Shoank Skaw, (White dog)
Shoank-tshunksiap, (Black Wolf)
Wheank-Kaw, (Big Duck)
Shoank-ay-paw-kaw, (Dog head)
Sar-ray-num-nee, (Walking Mat)
Waunk-tshay-bee-sootsh, (Red devil)
Wau-kaun-hoa-noa-nick, (Little Snake)
Kaw-nee-shaw, (White Crow.)
To the Indian names are subjoined marks.
(NOTE.-This treaty was ratified with this proviso, contained in the resolution of the Senate: “ That the said treaty shall not impair or affect any right or claim which the New York Indians or any of them have to the lands or any of the lands mentioned in the said treaty.")
Between the United States and the Potawatamie Tribe of Indians. Sept. 19, 1827.
Proclamation, In order to consolidate some of the dispersed bands of the Potawatan Feb. 23, 1829. mie Tribe in the Territory of Michigan at a point removed from the road leading from Detroit to Chicago, and as far as practicable from the settlements of the Whites, it is agreed that the following tracts of land, heretofore reserved for the use of the said Tribe, shall be, and they are Cession of land hereby, ceded to the United States.
by the Indians. Two sections of land on the river Rouge at Seginsairn's village. Two sections of land at Tonguish's village, near the river Rouge.
That part of the reservation at Macon on the river Raisin, which yet belongs to the said tribe, containing six sections, excepting therefrom one half of a section where the Potawatamie Chief Moran resides, which shall be reserved for his use. 39
To the Indian namos are subjoined marks.
the following persons by the sixth article.
Schedule of grants referred to in the foregoing Treaty. To Abraham Burnett, three sections of land; one to be located at and to include Wynemac's village, the centre of the line on the Wabash to be opposite that village, and running up and down the river one mile in a direct line, and back for quantity; the two other sections, commencing at the upper end of the Prairie, opposite the mouth of the Passeanong creek, and running down two miles in a direct line, and back, for quantity.
To Nancy Burnett, Rebecca Burnett, James Burnett, and William Burnett, each one section of land, to be located under the direction of the President of the United States; which said Abraham, Nancy, Rebecca and James, are the children, and the said William is the grandchild of Kaukeama, the sister of Topenibe, the principal Chief of the Potawatamie tribe of Indians.
To Eliza C. Kercheval, one section on the Miami river, commencing at the first place where the road from Fort Wayne to Defiance strikes the Miami on the north side thereof, about five miles below Fort Wayne, and from that point running half a mile down the river, and half a mile up the river, and back for quantity.
To James Knaggs, son of the sister of Okeos, Chief of the river Huron Potawatamies, one half section of land upon the Miami, where the boundary line between Indiana and Ohio crosses the same.
To the children of Joseph Barron, a relation of Richardville, principal Chief of the Miamies, three sections of land, beginning at the mouth of Eel River, running three miles down the Wabash in a direct line, thence back for quantity.
To Zachariah Cicott, who is married to an Indian woman, one section of land, below and adjoining Abraham Burnett's land, and to be located in the same way.
To Baptiste Cicott, Sophi Cicott, and Emelia Cicott, children of Zachariah Cicott, and an Indian woman, one half section each, adjoining and below the section granted to Zachariah Cicott.
To St. Luke Bertrand and Julia Ann Bertrand, children of Madeline Bertrand, a Potawatamie woman, one section of land, to be located under the direction of the President of the United States.
To the children of Stephen Johnson, killed by the Potawatamie Indians, one half section of land, to be located under the direction of the President of the United States.
To each of the following persons, Indians by birth, and who are now, or have been, scholars in the Carey Mission School, on the St. Joseph's, under the direction of the Rev. Isaac M'Coy, one quarter section of land, to be located under the direction of the President of the United
States; that is to say: Joseph Bourissa, Noaquett, John Jones, Nuko, Soswa, Manotuk, Betsey Ash, Charles Dick, Susanna Isaacs, Harriet Isaacs, Betsey Plummer, Angelina Isaacs, Jemima Isaacs, Jacob Corbly, Konkapot, Celicia Nimham, Mark Bourissa, Jude Bourissa, Annowussau, Topenibe, Terrez, Sheshko, Louis Wilmett, Mitchel Wilmett, Lezett Wilmett, Esther Baily, Roseann Baily, Eleanor Baily, Quehkna, William Turner, Chaukenozwoh, Lazarus Bourissa, Achan Bourissa, Achemukquee, Wesauwau, Peter Moose, Ann Sharp, Joseph Wolf, Misnoqua, Pomoqua, Wymego, Cheekeh, Wauwossemoqua, Meeksumau, Kakautmo, Richard Clements, Louis M.Neff, Shoshqua, Nscotenama, Chikawketeh, Mnsheewoh, Saugana, Msonkqua, Mnitoqua, Okutcheek, Naomi G. Browning, Antoine, St. Antoine, Mary; being in all fiftyeight.
To Jane Martin and Betsey Martin, of Indian descent, each one section of land, to be located under the direction of the President of the United States.
To Mary St. Combe, of Indian descent, one quarter section of land, to be located under the direction of the President of the United States.
To Francois Dequindre, of Indian descent, one section of land, to be located under the direction of the President of the United States.
To Baptiste Jutreace, of Indian descent, one half section of land, to be located under the direction of the President of the United States.
To John B. Bourie, of Indian descent, one section of land, to be located on the Miami river, adjoining the old boundary line below Fort Wayne. .
To Joseph Parks, an Indian, one section of land, to be located at the point where the boundary line strikes the St. Joseph's, near Metea's village.
To George Cicott, a Chief of the Potawatamies, three sections and a half of land ; two sections and a half of which to be located on the Wabash, above the mouth of Crooked creek, running two miles and a half up the river, and back for quantity, and the remaining section at the Falls of Eel river, on both sides thereof.
To James Conner, one section of land ; to Henry Conner, one section; and to William Conner, one section; beginning opposite the upper end of the Big Island, and running three miles in a direct line down the Wabash, and back for quantity.
To Hyacinth Lassel, two sections of land, to be located under the direction of the President of the United States.
To Louison, a half Potawatamie, two sections of land, to be located under the direction of the President of the United States.
Note.-The Senate, in ratifying the foregoing treaty, excepted the words in Art. 2 which are printed in Italics, and expressed their understanding that the meaning of Art. 5 is, that the money therein mentioned shall be paid by the United States to the individuals named in the schedule referred to therein.
ARTICLES OF A TREATY
Oct. 23, 1826. Made and concluded, near the mouth of the Mississinewa, upon the Proclamation,
Wabash, in the State of Indiana, this twenty-third day of OctoJan. 24, 1827. ber, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
twenty-six, between Lewis Cass, James B. Ray, and John Tipton, Commissioners on the part of the United States, and the Chiefs and Warriors of the Miami Tribe of Indians.
lami Te United and Tobanda
ARTICLE 1. Lands ceded The Miami Tribe of Indians cede to the United States all their claim to the U.S.
to land in the State of Indiana, north and west of the Wabash and Miami rivers, and of the cession made by the said tribe to the United States, by the treaty concluded at St. Mary's October 6, 1818.
ARTICLE 2. Reservations From the cession aforesaid, the following reservations, for the use of for the use of the said tribe, shall be made : said tribe.
Fourteen sections of Land at Seek's village;
Five sections for the Beaver, below and adjoining the preceding reservation;
Thirty-six sections at Flat Belly's Village;
Five sections for Little Charley, above the old village, on the North side of Eel river;
One section for Laventure's daughter, opposite the Islands, about fifteen miles below Fort Wayne;
One section for Chapine, above, and adjoining Seek's village;
Ten sections at the mouth of Mud Creek, on Eel river, at the old village;
Ten sections at the forks of the Wabash;
One reservation commencing two miles and a half below the mouth of the Mississinewa, and running up the Wabash five miles, with the
bank thereof, and from these points running due north to Eel river. Canal or road And it is agreed, that the State of Indiana may lay out a canal or a through the re- road through any of these reservations, and for the use of a canal, six servations. chains along the same are hereby appropriated.
ARTICLE 3. Land granted. There shall be granted to each of the persons named in the schedule not to be con- hereunto annexed, and to their heirs, the tracts of land therein desigveyed without the consent of
nated; but the land so granted shall never be conveyed without the consent of the President of the United States.
ARTICLE 4. Payment in
The Commissioners of the United States have caused to be delivered goods.
to the Miami tribe goods to the value of $31,040 53, in part consideration for the cession herein made; and it is agreed, that if this treaty shall be ratified by the President and Senate of the United States, the United States shall pay to the persons, named in the schedule this day signed by the Commissioners, and transmitted to the War Department, the sums affixed to their names respectively, for goods furnished by them, and amounting to the sum of $31,040 53. And it is further
agreed, that payment for these goods shall be made by the Miami tribe Further agree. out of their annuity, if this treaty be not ratified by the United States. ment.
And the United States further engage to deliver to the said tribe, in Additional pay. the course of the next summer, the additional sum of $26,259 47 in ment in goods. goods.
And it is also agreed, that an annuity of thirty-five thousand dollars, Annuity. ten thousand of which shall be in goods, shall be paid to the said tribe in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, and thirty thousand dollars, five thousand of which shall be in goods, in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight; after which time, a permanent annuity of twenty-five thousand dollars shall be paid to them, as long as they exist together as a tribe; which several sums are to include the annuities due by preceding treaties to the said tribe.
And the United States further engage to furnish a wagon and one A wagon, &c. yoke of oxen for each of the following persons: namely, Joseph Richard- to be furnished ville, Black Raccoon, Flat Belly, White Raccoon, Francois Godfroy, certain persons. Little Beaver, Mettosanea, Seek, and Little Huron; and one wagon and a yoke of oxen for the band living at the forks of the Wabash.
And also to cause to be built a house, not exceeding the value of six A house for hundred dollars for each of the following persons : namely, Joseph certain persons. Richardville, Francois Godfroy, Louison Godfroy, Francis Lafontaine, White Raccoon, La Gros, Jean B. Richardville, Flat Belly, and Wauwe-as-see.
And also to furnish the said tribe with two hundred head of cattle, Cattle. &c. for from four to six years old, and two hundred head of hogs; and to cause said tribe. to be annually delivered to them, two thousand pounds of iron, one thousand pounds of steel, and one thousand pounds of tobacco
And to provide five labourers to work three months in the year, for further provis the small villages, and three labourers to work three months in the year, sion. for the Mississinewa band.
ARTICLE 5. The Miami tribe being anxious to pay certain claims existing against Claims against them, it is agreed, as a part of the consideration for the cession in the said tribe to be first article, that these claims amounting to $7,727 47, and which are på stated in a schedule this day signed by the Commissioners, and transmitted to the War Department, shall be paid by the United States.
ARTICLE 6. The United States agree to appropriate the sum of two thousand dol- Appropriation lars annually, as long as Congress may think proper, for the support of for poor infirm persons of the Miami tribe, and for the education of the film pour aide
e infirm. youth of the said tribe; which sum shall be expended under the direction of the President of the United States.
ARTICLE 7. It is agreed, that the United States shall purchase of the persons, Further agree. named in the schedule hereunto annexed, the land therein mentioned, ment..
Ante, p. 189. which was granted to them by the Treaty of St. Mary's, and shall pay the price affixed to their names respectively; the payments to be made when the title to the lands is conveyed to the United States.
ARTICLE 8. The Miami tribe shall enjoy the right of hunting upon the land Indians to enjoy herein conveyed, so long as the same shall be the property of the United hunting, &c. States.
ARTICLE 9. This treaty, after the same shall be ratified by the President and Senate, Treaty binding shall be binding upon the United States.