Treaty with The Iowa
October 19, 1838
Articles of a treaty made at the Great Nemowhaw sub-agency
between John Dougherty Agent of Indian Affairs on the part
of the United States, being specially authorized, and the
chiefs and headmen of the Ioway tribe of Indians for themselves,
and on the part of their tribe.
The Ioway tribe of Indians cede to the United States,
First. All right or interest in the country between the Missouri
and Mississippi rivers, and the boundary between the Sacs
and Foxes, and Sioux, described in the second article of the
treaty made with these and other tribes, on the 19th of August
1825, to the full extent to which said claim is recognized
in the third article of said treaty, and all interest or claim
by virtue of the provisions of any treaties since made by
the United States with the Sacs and Foxes of the Mississippi.
Second. All claims or interest under the treaties of August
4th 1824, July 15th 1830, and September 17th 1836, except
so much of the last mentioned treaty as secures to them two
hundred sections of land the erection of five comfortable
houses, to enclose and break up for them two hundred acres
of ground to furnish them with a ferry boat, one hundred cows
and calves, five bulls, one hundred head of stock hogs a mill
In consideration of the cession contained in the preceding
article, the United States agree to the following stipulations
on their part.
To pay to the said Ioway tribe of Indians the sum of one hundred
and fifty-seven thousand five hundred ($157,500) dollars.
To invest said sum of one hundred and fifty-seven thousand five
hundred (157,500) dollars, and to guaranty them an annual income
of not less than five per cent. thereon during the existence of
To set apart annually such amount of said income as the chiefs
and headmen of said tribe may require, for the support of a blacksmith
shop agricultural assistance, and education to be expended under
the direction of the President of the United States.
To pay out of said income to Jeffrey Derroin interpreter for said
tribe for services rendered, the sum of fifty dollars annually during
his natural life the balance of said income shall be delivered,
at the cost of the United States, to said tribe of Ioway Indians
in money or merchandise, at their own discretion, at such time and
place as the President may direct, Provided always That the payment
shall be made each year in the month of October.
The United States further agree in addition to the above
consideration to cause to be erected ten houses at such place
or places on their own land as said Ioways may select, of
the following description (viz) each house to be ten feet
high from bottom sill to top plate eighteen by twenty feet
in the clear the roof to be well sheeted and shingled, the
gable ends to be weather boarded a good floor above and below,
one door and two windows complete, one chimney of stone or
brick, and the whole house to be underpined.
This treaty to be binding upon the contracting parties when
the same shall be ratified by the United States.
In witness whereof the said John Dougherty agent of Indian
affairs and the undersigned chiefs and headmen of the Ioway
tribe of Indians have hereunto set their hands this 19th day
of October A. D. 1838.
- Jno. Dougherty, Indian Agent.
- Frank White Cloud,
- Non-gee-ninga, or No Heart,
- Kon-gee, or the Plum,
- Mock Shig a ton-ah, or the Great Man,
- Wah nun gua schoo ny, or He that has no Fear,
- Seenah ty yaa, or the Blistered Foot,
- Rahno way ing ga, or Little Pipe,
- Thraw ing ga, or Little War Eagle,
- Pak she ing ga, or the Cocked Nose,
- O yaw tche a, or Heard to Load,
- Ro to gra zey, or Speckled Rib,
- Mah za, or the Iron,
- Ta-ro-hah, or Pile of Meat.
Done in presence of -
- Anthony L. Davis, Indian sub-agent.
- Vance M. Campbell.
- James M. Crope.
- Jeffrey Deroin, interpreter.
- (To the Indian names are subjoined marks.)
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