Treaty with The Wyandot
September 20, 1818
Articles of a treaty made and concluded, at St. Mary's,
in the state of Ohio, between Lewis Cass, Commissioner of
the United States, thereto specially authorized by the President
of the United States, and the chiefs and warriors of the Wyandot
tribe of Indians.
The Wyandot tribe of Indians hereby cede to the United States
all the right reserved to them in two tracts of land, in the
territory of Michigan, one including the village called Brownstown,
and the other the village called Maguagua, formerly in the
possession of the Wyandot tribe of Indians, containing in
the whole not more than five thousand acres of land; which
two tracts of land were reserved for the use of the said Wyandot
tribe of Indians, and their descendants, for the term of fifty
years, agreeably to the provisions of the act of Congress,
passed February 28, 1809, and entitled "An act for the
relief of certain Alabama and Wyandot Indians."
In consideration of the preceding cession, the United States
will reserve, for the use of the said Wyandott Indians, sections
numbered twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six,
thirty-four, thirty-five, thirty-six, twenty-seven, and that
part of section numbered twenty-two, which contains eight
acres, and lies on the south side of the river Huron, being
in the fourth township, south of the base line, and in the
ninth range east of the first meridian, in the territory of
Michigan, and containing four thousand nine hundred and ninety-six
acres; and the said tract of land shall be reserved for the
use of the said Wyandott Indians, and their descendants, and
be secured to them in the same manner, and on the same terms
and conditions, as is provided in relation to the Alabama
Indians, by the first section of the beforementioned act of
Congress, except that the said Wyandott Indians, and their
descendants, shall hold the said land so long as they or their
descendants shall occupy the same.
In testimony whereof, the said Lewis Cass, commissioner as
aforesaid, and the chiefs and warriors of the said Wyandot
tribe of Indians, have hereunto set their hands, at St. Mary's,
in the State of Ohio, this twentieth day of September, in
the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen.
- Lewis Cass,
- Ronesass, or Honas, his x mark,
- Haunsiaugh, or Boyer, his x mark,
- Ronaess, or Racer, his x mark,
- Ronioness, or Joseph, his x mark,
- Scoutash, his x mark,
- Dunquod, or Half King, his x mark,
- Aronne, or Cherokee Boy, his x mark,
- Taruntne, or Between the Logs, his x mark.
In presence of -
- R. A. Forsyth, jun. secretary to the commission,
- John Johnston, Indian agent,
- B. F. Stickney, S. I. A.
- W. W. Walker, interpreter,
- John Conner,
- Wm. Turner.
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