Agreement with The Delawares and Wyandot
December 14, 1843
Agreement between the Delaware and Wyandot nations of Indians,
concluded on the 14th day of December, 1843.
Whereas from a long and intimate acquaintance, and the ardent friendship
which has for a great many years existed between the Delawares and
Wyandots, and from a mutual desire that the same feeling shall continue
and be more strengthened by becoming near neighbors to each other;
therefore the said parties, the Delawares on one side, and the Wyandots
on the other, in full council assembled, have agreed, and do agree,
to the following stipulations, to wit: -
The Delaware nation of Indians, residing between the Missouri and
Kansas rivers, being very anxious to have their uncles, the Wyandots,
to settle and reside near them, do hereby donate, grant and quitclaim
forever, to the Wyandot nation, three sections of land, containing
six hundred and forty acres each, lying and being situated at the
point of the junction of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers.
The Delaware chiefs, for themselves, and by the unanimous consent
of their people; do hereby cede, grant, quitclaim to the Wyandot
nation and their heirs forever, thirty-six sections of land, each
containing six hundred and forty acres, situated between the aforesaid
Missouri and Kansas rivers, and adjoining on the west the aforesaid
three donated sections, making in all thirty-nine sections of land,
bounded as follows, viz.: Commencing at the point at the junction
of the aforesaid Missouri and Kansas rivers, running west along
the Kansas river sufficiently far to include the aforesaid thirty-nine
sections; thence running north to the Missouri river; thence down
the said river with its meanders to the place of beginning; to be
surveyed in as near a square form as the rivers and territory ceded
will admit of.
In consideration of the foregoing donation and cession of land,
the Wyandot chiefs bind themselves, successors in office, and their
people to pay to the Delaware nation of Indians, forty-six thousand
and eighty dollars, as follows, viz: six thousand and eighty dollars
to be paid the year eighteen hundred and forty-four, and four thousand
dollars annually thereafter for ten years.
It is hereby distinctly understood, between the contracting parties,
that the aforesaid agreement shall not be binding or obligatory
until the President of the United States shall have approved the
same and caused it to be recorded in the War Department.
In testimony whereof, we, the chiefs and headmen of the Delaware
nation, and the chiefs and headmen of the Wyandott nation, have,
this fourteenth day of December, eighteen hundred and forty-three,
set our signatures.
- Nah-koo-mer, his x mark.
- Captain Ketchum, his x mark.
- Captain Suavec, his x mark,
- Jackenduthen, his x mark.
- San-kock-sa, his x mark.
- Cock-i-to-wa, his x mark,
- Sa-sar-sit-tona, his x mark,
- Pemp-scah, his x mark,
- Nah-que-non, his x mark,
- Henry Jacquis, his x mark.
- James Washington, his x mark.
- Matthew Peacock, his x mark.
- James Bigtree, his x mark.
- George Armstrong, his x mark.
- Tan-roo-mie, his x mark.
- T. A. Hicks.
Signed in open council in presence of -
- Jonathan Phillips, Sub-agent for the Wyandotts.
- Richard W. Cummins, Indian Agent.
- James M. Simpson.
- Charles Graham.
- Joel Walker, Secretary of the Wyandott Council.
- Henry Tiblow, Indian Interpreter, Delaware.
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