Treaty with The Potawatami
March 26, 1836
Articles of a treaty made and concluded at camp in Turkey
Creek Prairie, in the State of Indiana, between Abel C. Pepper
commissioner of the United States and Mes-quaw-buck, a chief
of the Pottawatamy tribe of Indians and his band, on twenty-sixth
day of March, in the year eighteen hundred and thirty-six.
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 Pottawatamy Indians, on Tippecanoe river on the twenty-seventh
day of October 1832.
In consideration of the cession aforesaid the United States
stipulate to pay the above named chief and his band the sum
of twenty-five hundred and sixty dollars in specie at the
next payment of annuity after the ratification of this treaty.
The United States stipulate to provide for the payment of
the necessary expenses attending the making and concluding
The above named chief and his band agree to yield peaceable
possession of the above sections of land and remove to the
country west of the Mississippi provided for the Pottawatamy
nation by the United States, within two years from this date.
This treaty shall be binding upon both parties from the date
of its ratification by the President and Senate of the United
[Stricken out by Senate.]
In testimony whereof, the said A. C. Pepper, commissioner
on the part of the United States, and the above named chief
and head men for themselves and their band, hereunto subscribed
their names, the day and year above written.
- A. C. Pepper,
- Mes-quaw-buck, his x mark,
- Mess-Sett, his x mark,
- Muck Rose, his x mark,
- Waw-baw-que-ke-aw, his x mark,
- Naush-waw-pi-tant, his x mark,
- Che-qua-sau-quah, his x mark,
- C. Carter, secretary,
- Edward McCartney, interpreter.
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