Treaty with The Miami
February. 11 1828
Articles of a treaty made and concluded at the Wyandot
village, near the Wabash in the State of Indiana between John
Tipton, Commissioner for that purpose, on the part of the
United States, and the Chiefs, Head Men and Warriors, of the
Eel River, or Thorntown party of Miami Indians.
The Chiefs, Head Men, and Warriors of the Eel River or Thorntown
party of Miami Indians, agree to cede, and by these presents
do cede, and relinquish to the United States all their right,
title, and claim to a reservation of land about ten miles
square, at their village on Sugartree Creek in Indiana, which
was reserved to said party by the second article of a Treaty
between Commissioners of the United States, and the Miami
nation of Indians, made and entered into at St. Mary's in
the State of Ohio, on the sixth day of October, one thousand
eight hundred and eighteen.
It is understood and agreed on by said Indians, that they
will not burn or destroy the houses or fences on said reservation,
and that they will leave them in as good condition as they
now are; and remove to the five mile reservation on Eel River
by the fifteenth day of October next.
The Commissioner of the United States has delivered to said
party of Indians, goods to the value of two thousand dollars,
in part consideration for the cession herein made, and it
is agreed that in case this treaty should be ratified by the
President and Senate of the United States, that the United
States shall pay said party an additional sum of eight thousand
dollars in goods next summer, build twelve log houses, ten
on the five mile reservation, and two on the Wabash; clear
and fence forty acres of land on the five mile reservation,
furnish them one wagon and two yoke of oxen, furnish two hands
to work three months in each year for two years, five hundred
dollars worth of provisions delivered on the Wabash; furnish
them five horses, five saddles and five bridles.
Provided however, that if this treaty should not be ratified
by the President and Senate of the United States, that said
party agree to pay for the goods this day received, two thousand
dollars, to be deducted from their annuity for this present
At the request of the Indians, and in part consideration
for the cession aforesaid, the United States agree to pay
to Peter Langlois, one thousand dollars in silver, and three
thousand dollars in goods next summer, for provisions and
goods heretofore delivered to said party.
The United States agree to appropriate one thousand dollars
per year for five years, and longer if Congress thinks proper,
to be applied under the direction of the President, to the
education of the youths of the Miami nation.
It is distinctly understood and agreed on by and between
the contracting parties, that the President and Senate may,
if they think proper, modify or expunge from this treaty,
the fourth article, without affecting any other of its provisions.
This treaty, after the same shall be ratified by the President
and Senate of the United States, shall be binding on the contracting
In testimony whereof, the said John Tipton, commissioner
as aforesaid on the part of the United States, and the chiefs,
head men, and warriors, of said party, have hereunto set their
hand and seals at the Wyandot village, near the Wabash, this
eleventh day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and twenty-eight.
- John Tipton, commissioner. [L. S.]
- Ne go ta kaup wa, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Shaw po to se aw, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Ntah ko ke aw, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Aw waw no zaw, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Kaw koaw ma kau to aw, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Aw sawn zaw gaw, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Shin go aw zaw, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Oh zau ke at tau, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Waw paw ko se aw, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Mack kon zaw, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Man je ne ki ah, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Naw waw pawm awn daw, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Ne ah law naun daw, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Ke pah naw mo aw, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Ke we kau law, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Pierrish Constant, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Aw wawn saw peau, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Walter Wilson, secretary to the commissioner,
- J. B. Duret.
- Joseph Barron,
- J. B. Boure,
- Calvin Fletcher,
- Saml. Hanna,
- Allen Hamilton,
- Jordan Vigus,
- Pierre Langly,
- Joseph Holman.
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