Treaty with The Piankashaw
July 18, 1815
A treaty of peace and friendship, made and concluded at Portage
des Sioux between William Clark, Ninian Edwards, and Auguste Chouteau,
Commissioners Plenipotentiary of the United States of America, on
the part and behalf of the said States, of the one part; and the
undersigned Chiefs and Warriors of the Piankishaw Tribe or Nation,
on the part and behalf of the said Tribe or Nation, of the other
THE parties being anxious of re-establishing peace and friendship
between the United States and the said tribe or nation, and of being
placed in all things, and in every respect, on the same footing
upon which they stood before the war, have agreed to the following
Every injury or act of hostility by one or either of the contracting
parties against the other, shall be mutually forgiven and forgot.
There shall be perpetual peace and friendship between all the citizens
of the United States of America and all the individuals composing
the Piankishaw tribe or nation.
The contracting parties, in the sincerity of mutual friendship,
recognize, re-establish, and confirm, all and every treaty, contract,
or agreement, heretofore concluded between the United States and
the said Piankishaw tribe or nation.
In witness of all and every thing herein determined between the
United States of America, and the said Piankeshaw tribe or nation:
we, their underwritten commissioners, and chiefs aforesaid, by virtue
of our full powers, have signed this definitive treaty, and have
caused our seals to be hereunto affixed.
Done at Portage des Sioux, this eighteenth day of July, in the
year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, and of
the independence of the United States of America the fortieth.
- William Clark, [L. S.]
- Ninian Edwards, [L. S.]
- Auguste Choteau, [L. S.]
- La-ma-noan, or the Axe, his x mark, [L. S.]
- La-mee-pris-jeau, or Sea-wolf, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Mon-sai-raa, or Rusty, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Wa-pan-gia, or Swan, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Na-maing-sa, or the Fish, his x mark, [L. S.]
Done at Portage des Sioux, in the presence of -
- R. Wash, secretary to the commissioners,
- Thomas Forsyth, Indian agent,
- N. Boilvin, agent,
- T. Paul, C. C. M.
- Maurice Blondeaux,
- John Hay,
- John Miller, colonel Third Infantry,
- Richard Chitwood, major mounted,
- Wm. Irvine Adair, captain Third Regiment
- U. S. Infantry.
- Cyrus Edwards,
- Saml. Solomon,
- Jacques Mette,
- Louis Decouagne,
- John A. Cameron,
- F. Duchouquet, United States interpreter,
- W. Louis Bufait, Indian interpreter,
- J. Bts. Chandonnai, interpreter,
- W. Knaggs,
- Antoine Bondi,
- Jean Bt. Massac, his x mark.
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