Treaty with The Potawatomi
March 29, 1866
Whereas certain amendments are desired by the Pottawatomie
Indians to their treaty concluded at the Pottawatomie agency
on the fifteenth day of November, A. D. 1861, and amended
by resolution of the Senate of the United States dated April
the fifteenth, A. D. 1862; and whereas the United States are
willing to assent to such amendments, it is therefore agreed
by and between Dennis N. Cooley, commissioner, on the part
of the United States, thereunto duly authorized, and the undersigned
business committee, acting on behalf of said tribe, and being
thereunto duly authorized, in manner and form following, that
is to say:
The beneficial provisions in behalf of the more prudent and
intelligent members of said tribe, contained in the third
article of the amended treaty above recited, shall not hereafter
be confined to males and heads of families, but the same shall
be and are hereby extended to all adult persons of said tribe,
without distinction of sex, whether such persons are or shall
be heads of families or otherwise, in the same manner, to
the same extent, and upon the same terms, conditions, and
stipulations as are contained in said third article of said
treaty with reference to "males and heads of families."
In testimony whereof the said parties by their Commissioner
and Business Committee aforesaid have hereunto set their hands
and seals at Washington City, District of Columbia, this 29th
day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
- Dennis N. Cooley, [Seal.] Commissioner.
- J. N. Bourassa, [Seal.]
- U. F. Navane, [Seal.]
- B. N. Bertrand, [Seal.] Business Committee.
Signed in presence of-
- L. R. Palmer,
- James Steele.
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