Treaty with The Noisy Pawnee
June 19, 1818
A treaty of peace and friendship, made and concluded by,
and between, William Clark and Auguste Chouteau, Commissioners
of the United States of America, on the part and behalf of
the said States, of the one part, and the undersigned, chiefs
and warriors of the Pitavirate Noisy Pawnee tribe, on the
part and behalf of their said tribe, of the other part.
The parties, being desirous of establishing peace and friendship
between the United States and the said tribe, have agreed
to the following articles:
Every injury or act of hostility by one or either of the
contracting parties, against the other, shall be mutually
forgiven and forgot.
There shall be perpetual peace and friendship between all
the citizens of the United States of America, and all the
individuals composing the said Noisy Pawnee tribe.
The undersigned chiefs and warriors, for themselves and their
said tribe, do hereby acknowledge themselves to be under the
protection of the United States of America, and of no other
nation, power, or sovereign, whatsoever.
The undersigned chiefs and warriors, for themselves and the
tribe they represent, do moreover promise and oblige themselves
to deliver up, or cause to be delivered up, to the authority
of the United States, (to be punished according to law,) each
and every individual of the said tribe, who shall, at any
time hereafter, violate the stipulations of the treaty this
day concluded between the said Noisy Pawnee tribe and the
In witness whereof, the said William Clark and Auguste Chouteau,
commissioners as aforesaid, and the chiefs and warriors aforesaid,
have hereunto subscribed their names, and affixed their seals,
this nineteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and eighteen, and of the independence of the
United States the forty-second.
- Wm. Clark, [L. S.]
- Aug. Chouteau, [L. S.]
- Taretuushta, the First in War, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Charuvaru, the Great Chief, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Skalavalacharo, the only Grand Chief, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Panukuhike, the Chief Man, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Ishtataveeirou, the Discoverer, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Taarakarukaishta, the Handsome Bird, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Lecoutswaroushtu, the Buffaloe Doctor, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Tacacatahekou, the Running Wolf, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Kewatookoush, the Little Fox, his x mark, [L. S.]
Done at St. Louis, in the presence of -
- R. Wash, secretary to the commission,
- R. Paul, colonel M. M. C. Interpreter.
- R. Graham, Indian agent, Illinois Territory,
- Jno. O'Fallon, captain R. Regiment.
- Jno. Ruland, S. agent, Trans, etc.
- A. L. Papin, Interpreter, Indians,
- I. T. Honore, Indian Interpreter,
- S. Julian, United States Indian Interpreter,
- Josiah Ramsey,
- Wm. Grayson,
- John Robedout.
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