Treaty with The Potawatami
December 17, 1834
Articles of a treaty made and concluded at the Indian
Agency, Logansport, Indiana, between William Marshall, Commissioner
on the part of the United States and Mota, a chief of the
Potawattimie tribe of Indians, and his band on the 17th day
of December, in the year eighteen hundred and thirty-four.
The above-named Chief and his band hereby cede to the United
States the four sections of land reserved for them by the
second article of the treaty between the United States and
the Potawattimie Indians on the twenty-seventh day of October
in the year eighteen hundred and thirty-two.
The above named chief and head men and their band, do hereby
agree to yield peaceable possession of said sections, and
to remove, with their families, to a country provided for
them by the United States, west of the Mississippi river,
within three years or less from the date of the ratification
of said treaty of eighteen hundred and thirty-two.
The United States, in consideration of the cession, made
in the first article of this treaty, do hereby stipulate to
remove the above named chief and headmen and their bands to
the new country provided for them, and to furnish them either
goods, farming utensils or other articles necessary for them,
agreeably to the provisions of the fifth article of the treaty
of October twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and thirty-two.
The United States further stipulate to pay to the above named
chief, and head men and their bands, the sum of six hundred
and eighty dollars in goods, at the signing of this treaty,
and the further sum of six hundred dollars in cash at the
payment of their annuities in 1835, the receipt of which former
sum of (six hundred and eighty dollars in goods) is hereby
This treaty shall be binding upon both parties, from the
date of its ratification by the Senate of the United States.
In testimony whereof, the said William Marshall, commissioner
on the part of the United States, and the above named chief
and head men, for themselves and their bands, have hereunto
subscribed their names, the day and year above written.
- William Marshall,
- Mo-ta, his x mark,
- Ta-puck-koo-nee-nee, his x mark,
- Shah-yauc-koo-pay, his x mark,
- To-tauk-gaus, his x mark,
- Poke-kee-to, his x mark,
- Waus-no-guen, his x mark,
- Ship-pe-she-waw-no, his x mark,
- Mtaw-mah, his x mark,
- Ship-pe-shick-quah, his x mark,
- Aw-sho-kish-ko-quah, his x mark,
- Pash-kum-ma-ko-quah, his x mark,
- Me-naun-quah, his x mark,
- Pee-nas-quah, his x mark,
- Mee-shah-ke-to-quah, his x mark,
- Waw-pee-shah-me-to-quah, his x mark,
- Mat-che-ke-no-quah, his x mark,
- Wau-waus-sa-mo-quah, his x mark,
- Saw-moke-quaw, his x mark.
- J. B. Duret, secretary to commissioner,
- Jesse Vermilya,
- Joseph Barron, interpreter.
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