Treaty with The Potawatami
March 29, 1836
Articles of a treaty made and concluded on Tippecanoe
river in the State of Indiana between Abel C. Pepper commissioner
on the part of the United States and Wau-ke-wa Che-cose's
only son a Pottawatamy chief and his band, on his twenty-ninth
day of March, eighteen hundred and thirty-six.
The above named chief and his band hereby cede to the United
States the four sections of land reserved for them by the
second article of the treaty between the United States and
the Pottawatamy Indians.
The above named chief and his band agree to yield peaceable
possession of said land within three months from this date,
and to remove to the country provided for the Pottawatamy
nation west of the Mississippi river within two years.
In consideration of the cession aforesaid the United States
stipulate to pay the above named chief and his band twenty-five
hundred and sixty dollars in specie at the first payment of
annuity after the ratification of this treaty.
The United States stipulate to provide for the payment of
the necessary expenses attending the making and concluding
This treaty shall be binding upon both the parties from the
date of its ratification by the President and Senate of the
[Stricken out by Senate.]
In testimony whereof, the said Abel C. Pepper, commissioner
on the part of the United States, and the above named chief
and head men, have hereunto subscribed their names, the day
and year above written.
- Abel C. Pepper,
- Wau-ke-wau, his x mark,
- Waw-was-mo-queh, widow of Che-cose, her x mark,
- Te-shaw-gen, his x mark,
- Mes-quaw, her x mark,
- Pah-Siss, his x mark,
- She-aw-ke-pee, his x mark.
- C. Carter, secretary.
- Henry Ossem, interpreter.
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