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1837. In a convention held this thirtieth day of November 1836 beConvention with tween Lawrence Taliaferro, Indian Agent at St. Peters, and the ang bioveraber chiefs, braves, and principal men of the Wahpaakootah, Susse30, 1836.

ton, and Upper Medawakanton tribes of Sioux Indians, it has been represented, that according to the stipulations of the first article of the treaty of Prairie du Chien of the 15th July, 1830, the country thereby ceded is “to be assigned and allotted under the direction of the President of the United States to the tribes now living thereon, or to such other tribes as the President may locate thereon for hunting and other purposes.” And, whereas, it is further represented to us, the chiefs, braves and principal men of the tribes aforesaid, to be desirable, that the lands lying between the State of Missouri, and the Missouri river should be attached to, and become a part of said State, and the Indian title thereto be entirely extinguished; but that, notwithstanding, as these lands compose a part of the country einbraced by the provisions of said first article of the treaty aforesaid, the stipulations thereof will be strictly observed until the assent of the Indians interested is given to the proposed measure.

Now we, the chiefs, braves, and principal men of the Wahpaakootah, Susseton and Upper Medawakanton tribes of Sioux Indians, fully understanding the subject, and well satisfied from the local position of the lands in question that they can never be made available for Indian purposes, and that an attempt to place an Indian population on them must inevitably lead to collisions with the citizens of the United States; and further believing that the extension of the State line in the direction indicated. would have a happy effect, by presenting a natural boundary between the whites and Indians; and willing, moreover, to give the United States a renewed evidence of our attachment and

friendship, do hereby for ourselves, and on behalf of our respectLindo ceded to ive tribes (having full power and authority to this effect) forthe .

ever cede, relinquish and quit claim to the United States all our right, title and interest of whatsoever nature in, and to, the lands lying between the State of Missouri, and the Missouri rirer, and do freely and fully exonerate the United States from any guarantee, condition, or limitation, expressed or implied, under the treaty of Prairie du Chien aforesaid, or otherwise, as to the entire and absolute disposition of the said lands, fully authorizing the United States to do with the same whatever shall seem expedient or ne

cessary. United States to As a proof of the continued friendship and liberality of the

pami United States towards the Wahpaakootah, Susseton and Upper

Madawakanton tribes of Sioux Indians, and as an evidence of the sense entertained for the good will manifested by said tribes to the citizens and Government of the United States, as evinced in the preceding cession or relinquishment, the undersigned agrees, on behalf of the United States, to cause said tribes to be furnished with presents to the amount of five hundred and fisty dollars in goods, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged.

In testimony whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals, the day and year first above written.

LAW. TALLAFERRO.

Jurnish
opts to the am't
of $550

Sussetons.

1837.

Ese-lah-ken-bah + (or the Sleepy Eyes),
Kahe-maa-doh-kah + (or the Male Rover)
Tankah-munnee + (or the Great Walker)
Hoh-wh-munnee + (or the Walking Crier)

Wahpaakootas. Tah-sau-ga + (or the Cane) Wahmaadee-sappah + (or Black Eagle) Skushkahnah + (or Moving Shadow) Ahppaa-hoh-tah + (or the Gray Mane)

Upper Medawakantons.

Wahkon-Tunkah + (or the Big Thunder)
Wahmadee-tunkah + (or Big Eagle)
Marcpeeah-mah-zah + (or Iron Cloud)
Koc-ko-moc-ko + (or Atoat)
Tah-chunk-pee-sappah + (or the Black Tomahawk)
Marc-pee-wee-chas-tah + (or Chief of the Clouds)
Tah-chunk-washtaa + (or the Good Road)
Mah-zah-hoh-tahy (or the Gray Iron)
Patah-eu-hah + (or He that holds the Five)

Executed in presence of

J. McClure, Lt. 1st Infy.
S. M. Plummer, Lt. 1st Infy.
J. N. Nicollet.
Scott Campbell, U. S. Interpreter.

Now, THEREFORE, BE IT KNOWN, THAT I, ANDREW JACK- Ratification SON, President of the United States of America, having seen and considered the said convention, do, in pursuance of the advice and consent of the Senate, as expressed in their resolution of the sixteenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, accept, ratify, and confirm the same, and every clause and article thereof.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have caused the seal of the
United States to be hereunto affixed, having signed the same
with my hand.
Done, at the city of Washington, this eighteenth day of

February, in the year of our Lord one thou-
[L. s.] sand eight hundred and thirty-seven, and of

the Independence of the United States the
sixty-first.

ANDREW JACKSON.
By the President:
John FORSYTH,

Secretary of State.

1837.

ANDREW JACKSON,

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

To all and singular to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:
WHEREAS a treaty was made and concluded in the city of

Washington on the eleventh day of February, one thousand
eight hundred and thirty-seven, between John T. Douglass,
commissioner on the part of the United States, and Che-chaw-
kose, Ash-kum, Wee-saw or Louison, Muck-kose, and Qui-
qui-to, chiefs of the Potawattamie tribe of Indians; which
treaty is in the words following, to wit:

Potawattamie tribe, Eebruary 11, 1837.

Treaty with the Articles of a treaty, concluded in the city of Washington on the

eleventh day of February eighteen hundred and thirty-seven between Jolin T. Douglass, commissioner on the part of the United States and Chee-chaw-kose, Ash-kum Wee-save or Louison, Muck-kose and Qui-qui-to, chiefs of the Potawattamie tribe of Indians.

Treaties of 5th

sanctioned.

the U. States.

Indians to
move
two years.

ARTICLE 1. The chiefs and head men above named do, for Septem'r, 1835, themselves and their respective bands sanction and give their

assent to the provisions of the treaties concluded between A. C. Pepper, commissioner on the part of the United States and certain chiefs and young men of ihe Potawattamie tribe of Indians, on the 5th day of August and 23d day of September 1836, in which were ceded to the United States certain lands in the State of Indiana, in which the chiefs and head men above named have an interest

, the same having been reserved for them and their bands respectively in the treaties of October 26th and Lands ceded to 27th 1832. And the chiefs and head men above named, for

themselves and their bands, do hereby cede to the United States re. all their interest in said lands, and agree to remove to a country within that may be provided for them by the President of the United

States, south west of the Missouri river, within two years from

the ratification of this treaty. Paym't of sums ART. 2. The United States agree that the several suns, treaties of "Au for the payment of which, provision is made in the treaties of foot and Sepe, August and September 1836, referred to in the preceding article,

shall be paid to the respective chiefs and bands, for whose benefit the lands, ceded by said treaties, were reserved.

ART. 3. The United States further agree to convey by a tract of coun. patent to the Potawattamies of Indiana, a tract of country, on the the Missouri i Osage river southwest of the Missouri river, sufficient in extent,

and adapted to their habits and wants;, remove them to the same; furnish them with one year's subsistence after their arrival there, & pay the expenses of this treaty, and of the delegation now in this city.

ART. 4. It is further stipulated, that the United States will purchase land

for purchase the "five sections in the prairie, near Rock Village" Qui-qui-to, &c. reserved for Qui-qui-to, in the second article of the treaty

United States to convey to them

vor.

Voited States to

reserved

of October 20th 1832 for the sum of $4,000; to be paid to said 1837. chief at such times and places as the President of the United States may think proper.

Art. 5. This treaty to be obligatory upon the contracting Treaty to parties when ratified by the President and Senate of the United when ratified. States.

In witness whereof the contracting parties have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written.

JOHN T. DOUGLASS, Commissioner.
Qui-qui-taw

his x mark.
Che-chaw-kose

his x mark. Ash-kum

his x mark. We-saw or Louison

his x mark. Muck-kose

his x mark. Sin qui-waugh

his x mark.
Po-ga-kose

his x mark.
John C. Burnett,
Abram B. Burnett, Interpreters.

William Turner,
Signed in presence of

G. C. Johnston,
Isaac McCoy.

Now, THEREFORE, BE IT KNOWN, THAT I, Andrew Jack- Ratifica bi son, President of the United States of America, having seen and considered the said treaty, do, in pursuance of the advice and consent of the Senate, as expressed in their resolution of the sixteenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, accept, ratify, and confirm the same, and every clause and article thereof.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have caused the seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed, having signed the same with my hand.

Done at the city of Washington, this eighteenth day

of February, in the year of our Lord one thou-
(L. s.] sand eight hundred and thirty-seven, and of

the Independence of the United States the
sixty-first.

ANDREW JACKSON.
By the President:
Joux FORSYTH,

Secretary of State.

ANDREW JACKSON,

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
To all and singular to whom these presents shall co:ne, Gree'ing:

WHEREAS a treaty between the United States of America and

the confederated tribes of Sac and Fox Indians, was made and

Sacs and Foxes,

186.

1837. concluded at the treaty ground, on the right bank of the Mis

sissippi river, in the county of Debuque, and Territory of Wisconsin, opposite Rock island, on the twenty-eighth day of September, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirtysix, by Henry Dodge, commissioner on the part of the United States, and the chiefs, headmen, and warriors, of the confederated tribes of the Sac and Fox Indians, on the part of said

tribes; which treaty is in the following words, to wit: Treaty with the

Whereas a treaty between the United States of America and September 28th, the confederated tribes of Sac and Fox Indians was made and

concluded at the treaty ground on the right bank of the Missis-
sippi river in the county of Debuque and Territory of Wiscon-
sin opposite Rock island, on the twenty-eighth day of Septem-
ber in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, by
Henry Dodge commissioner on the part of the United States.
and the chiefs, headmen and warriors of the confederated tribes
of the Sac and Fox Indians, on the part said tribes, which treaty
is in the words following, to wit:
Articles of a treaty made and entered into at the treaty ground

on the right bank of the Mississippi river in the county of De-
buque and Territory of Wisconsin opposite Rock island,
on the twenty-eighth day of September one thousand eight
hundred and thirty-sir, between Henry Dodge commissioner
on the part of the United States, of the one part, and the con-
federated tribes of Sno and Fox Indians represented in gene-
ral council by the undersigned chiefs headmen and warriors

of the said tribes, of the other part. Object. Whereas by the second article of the treaty made between the

United States and the confederated tribes of Sac and Fox Indians on the twenty-first day of September one thousand eight hun. dred and thirty-two, a rescrvation of four hundred sections of land was made to the Sac and Fox Indians to be laid off underthe direction of the President of the United States in conformi. ty to the provisions of said article, and the same having been so subsequently laid out accordingly, and the confederated tribes of Sacs and Foxes being desirous of obtaining additional means of support, and to pay their just creditors, have entered into this treaty, and make the following cession of land.

ARTICLE 1. The confederated tribes of Sacs and Foxes for United the purposes above expressed, and for and in consideration of the

stipulations and agreements hereinafter expressed, do hereby cede to the United States forever, the said reservation of four hundred sections of land as desiguated in the second article of the treaty made between the United States and the confederated tribes of Sacs and Foxes as the same has been surveyed and laid off by order of the President of the United States.

ARTICLE 2. In consideration of the cession contained in the Dared Sache preceding article, the United States hereby agree as follows, to

wit; To pay to the confederated iribes of the Sac and Fox ldians in the inouth of June one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, the sum of thirty thousand dollars, and for ten

Land ceded to
the
States.

Patents to be

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