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Tondagonee, his x mark. (A dog rampant or furi- 1838.

ous.)
Mukkukoosh, his x mark. (The Broken Chest, Keg,

or Box.)
Ogimaus, his x mark. (The Little Chief, or chief of

subordinate authority.)
Ottawaus, his x mark. (The Little Ottawa.)
Peetwaweetam, his x mark. (The Coming Voice.)
Mushkootag wima, his x mark. (The Meadow Spar-

row, or Feather in the Meadow or Plain.)
Acqueweezais, his x mark. (The Expert Boy, i. e.

wickedly expert.)
Kaugaygeezhig, his x mark. (The Everlasting Sky.)
Wasso, his x mark. (The Bright Light, or light fall-

ing on a distant object.) Signed in presence of,

Jno. Garland, Maj. U. S. A.
Henry Connor, Sub-agent.
T. B. W. Stockton.
G. D. Williams, Commission of int. impt. S. Mich.
Jonathan Beach.
Chas. C. Hascall, Receiver of public moneys.
Albert J. Smith.
Rob't. J. S. Page.
Wait Beach.
Rev. Luther D. Whitney.

T. R. Cumings.
It was understood, previous to the execution of the foregoing [This note strick-

en out by the Sem treaty, that the United States does not agree to advance the amount set apart by the sixth article for claimants, in lieu of reservations; and that no payments will be made, in accordance therewith, until the lands of the Indians are sold, and the proceeds thereof placed to their credit at the Treasury.

HENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT,

Commissioner.

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ate.)

(This list stricken out by the Sen. ate.]

List of claims directed to be paid in the 6th article. E To Mekitchewunoqua, or Betsey Lyon

$800 00
Margaret Swarts, alias Gelesky

400 00
Kewayjewun and two children of Archy Lyon 400 00
Majo, of Saganaw, for himself and Indian
family

400 00
John H. Connor

400 00 Richard H. Connor

400 00 Ladi, or Leon Tromblee

800 00 Adjejauk, or Joseph Visger

400 00 Antoine Beaubien, jun'r.

400 00 Shawrescopenagsee, or Roi

400 00 Shawunacqum, daughter of Paro Roi

400 00 - Wabipenaysee, son of Kaugegaygeezhik 400 00 John Baptist Barard

400 00

the Senate, rati.

1838. Keezhigoqua, daughter of Jacob Gravereat $100 00 Pierre Provoncal

400 00 Bena Tromblee

400 00 Kenozia, or Stewart

400 08 Penacee, wife of Henry Campau

400 00 Mittigaubauk, or B. Desnoyers

400 08 Albert J. Smith

1,000 00 Joseph Beaubien

400 00 HENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT,

Commissioner. AND WHEREAS, the said treaties having been submitted to the Senate of the United States, for its constitutional action thereon, the Senate, did, on the twenty-fourth day of April, one thousand

eight hundred and thirty-eight, resolve as follows, viz: Resolution of Resolved, (two-thirds of the Senators present concurring) fying the Trea: That the Senate advise and consent to the ratification of the

treaty made and concluded at Detroit, in the State of Michigan, on the fourteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, between the United States of America by their commissioner, Henry R. Schoolcraft, and the Saganaw tribe of the Chippewa nation by their chiefs and delegates assembled in council

, as the same was amended by the treaty made and concluded at Flint river, in the State of Michigan, on the twentieth day of December, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, between the United States, by Henry R. Schoolcraft commissioner duly authorized for that purpose, and acting superintendent of Indian Affairs, and the Saganaw tribe of Chippewas.

And be it further resolved, (two-thirds of the Senators present concurring) That the Senate advise and consent to the ratifica

tion of the last mentioned treaty with the following amendments: Amendments. Strike out the sixth article in the following words:

• Article 6th. The said tribe set apart nine thousand eight hundred dollars, out of the fund arising from the sale of their lands, to be paid to the individuals named in a list of claims hereunto annexed.'

Change articles 7 and 8 to article 6 and article 7.
Strike out the following note and list of claiins:

• It was understood, previous to the execution of the foregoing treaty that the United States does not agree to advance the amount set apart by the 6th article for claimants, in lieu of reser. vations; and that no payments will be made, in accordance therewith, until the lands of the Indians are sold, and the proceeds thereof placed to their credit at the Treasury.

HENRY R. SCẢOOLCRAFT,

Commissioner.' List of claims directed to be paid in the 6th article. To Mekitchewunoqua, or Betsey Lyon

$800 00 Margaret Swarts, alias Gelesky

400 DO Kewayjewun and two children of Archy Lyon 400 00

Majo, of Saganaw, for himself and Indian

1838. family

$400 00 John H. Connor

400 00 Richard H. Connor

400 00 Ladi, or Leon Tromblee

800 00 Adjejauk, or Joseph Visger

400 00 Antoine Beaubien, jun'r.

400 00 Shawrescopenagsee, or Roi

400 00 Shawunacqum, daughter of Paro Ro

400 00 Wabipenaysee, son of Kaugegaygeezhik 400 00 John Baptist Barard

400 00 Keezhigoqua, daughter of Jacob Graverat 400 00 Pierre Provoncal

400 00 Bena Tromblee

400 00 Kenozia, or Stewart

400 08 Penacee, wife of Henry Campau

400 00 Mittigaubauk, or B. Desnoyers

400 08 Albert J. Smith

1,000 00 Joseph Beaubien

400 00 HENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT,

Commissioner.'' Now, therefore, be it known, that I, MARTIN VAN BUREN, Ratified President of the United States of America, do, in pursuance of Senate, July 21

amended by the the advice and consent of the Senate, as expressed in their resolution of the twenty-fourth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, accept, ratify, and confirm, the said treaties, with the amendments set forth in the said resolution.

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, the second day of July,

one thousand eight hundred and thirty-eight, and of [L. s.] the Independence of the United States, the sixtysecond.

M. VAN BUREN. By the President:

JOHN FORSYTH, Secretary of State.

1838.

MARTIN VAN BUREN,

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

To all and singular to whom these presents shall come, greeting :

WHEREAS, a treaty was concluded at the city of Saganaw, in the State of Michigan, on the twenty-third day of January, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, between the United States of America, by HENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT, commissioner, and the several bands of the Chippewa nation of Indians, comprehended

Chippe was of Baganaw, con. cluded 23 Jan. 1838.

1838. within the district of Saganaw; which treaty is in the following

words, to wit: Treaty with the Articles of a treaty concluded at the city of Saganaw in Michigan,

on the twenty-third day of January eighteen hundred and thirty eight, between the United States of America, by the undersigned commissioner, and the several bands of the Chippewa nation

comprehended within the district of Saganaw. Preamble. Whereas the chiefs of said bands have represented, that combi

nations of purchasers may be formed, at the sale of their lands for the purpose of keeping down the price thereof, both at the public and private sales, whereby the proceeds would be greatly diminished; and whereas, such a procedure would defeat some of the primary objects of the cession of the lands to the United States, and thereby originate difficulties to their early removal and expatriation, to the country west of the Mississippi ; and whereas, full authority has been given to the undersigned, respectively, on the part of the United States, and the said bands, to conclude and settle every question connected with the sale and cession aforesaid ; Now therefore, to the end, that justice may completely ensue, the objects of both the contracting parties be attained, and peace and friendship be preserved

with said tribes, it is mutually agreed as follows: Lands ceded by ARTICLE 1st. The lands ceded by the treaty of the 14th of nuary 1831, to be January 1837, shall be offered for sale, by proclamation of the offered for sale President, and the sale shall be conducted in the same manner, as of the Pres't. &c. the laws require other lands to be sold. But it is provided, That

all lands brought into market, under the authority of said treaty,

shall be put up for sale by the register and receiver of the respecPrices of the tive land office, at five dollars per acre, which is hereby declared to market under to be the minimum price thereof; and if this price is not bid the the authority of sales shall be stopped : nor shall any such lands be disposed of,

either at public or private sales, for å sum less than five dollars per acre, for, and during the term of two years from the commencement of the sale. Should any portion of said lands remain unsold at the expiration of this time, the minimum price shall be diminished to two dollars and fifty cents per acre, at which price they shall be subject to entry until the whole quantity is sold: Provided, That if any part of said lands remain unsold at the expiration of five years from the date of the ratification of this treaty, such lands shall fall under the provision of third article of

this treaty. (This article Article 2nd. The survey and proclamation of sale shall apply, Stricken ogs, see as well to the reserves on the river Angrais, and at Rifle river, in the ratifica. of which said Indians are to have the usufruct and occupancy tion.)

for five years, as to the other lands ceded: but the sales shall be made subject to the incumbrance of such right of occupancy by the Indians, nor shall any lands thus sold be entered upon, until the full end and term of said five years, without the consent of said Indians, publicly obtained, at the office of the proper superintendent, agent or sub-agent, of such tribe or band; which con

said

Proviso.

the ratifica

sent shall be expressed by the certificate of such officer, delivered 1838. to the purchaser. And to enable such officer to act understandingly, in the discharge of this duty, a plat of the survey of such reservations, shall be furnished for the use of his office.

ARTICLE 3rd. To provide against the contingency of any of Provision said lands remaining unsold, and to remove any objections to emi- einigen there any grating, on the part of the Indians, based on such remainder, it of said lands ré

maining ungold, is hereby agreed, that every such section, fractional section, or &c. other unsold remainder, shall, at the expiration of five years from the ratification of this treaty, be sold for such sum as it will command, Provided, That no such sale shall be made for less than Proviso. seventy-five cents per acre.

ARTICLE 4th. Should the said Indians agree to emigrate, and (This article give up their reservations on the west shores of Saganaw bay at the amendments any time during the first period of sale herein before mentioned, iro

tion.] they shall receive from the United States the minimum price per acre, fixed for said period, and if during the second period, the minimum price for the second period.

ARTICLE 5th. This treaty shall be binding from the date of its Treaty to be constitutional ratification; but its validity shall not be affected by date of its ratinany modification, or non-concurrence of the President and Senate, cation, &c. in the third and fourth articles thereof.

In testimony whereof, the undersigned, Superintendent of Indian
Affairs and commissioner on the part of the United States, and
the chiefs and delegates of said bands, have hereunto set their
hands, and affixed their seals, at the city of Saganaw on this
twenty-third day of January, in the year of our Lord one thou-
sand eight hundred and thirty-eight, and of the independence of
the United States, the sixty-second year.
HENRY R. SCHOOLCRAFT, (seal.)

Commissioner.
Ogima Keegido, his x mark. (seal.)
Mo-cuck-koosh,

his x mark. (seal.)
Oe-quee-wee-sance, his x mark. (seal.)
Saw-wur-bon,

his x mark. (seal.) Show-show-o-nu-bee-see, his x mark. (seal.)

Ar-ber-too-quet, his x mark. (seal.)
Signed and executed in presence of

Jeremiah Riggs, Overseer farmers I. D.
E. S. Williams,
Sam'l G. Watson,
Wm. F. Mosely,
D. E. Corbin,
Leon Tremble,
Jas. LaSchoolcraft,
Joseph F. Marsac,

William S. Lee. Now, therefore, be it known, that I, MARTIN VAN BUREN, Pre- Ratified July sident of the United States of America, having seen and consi- following amond dered the said treaty, do, in pursuance of the advice and consent monte of the Senate, as expressed in their resolution of the twenty-fourth

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