Treaty with The Potawatami
September 20, 1836
Articles of a treaty made and concluded at Chippewanaung
in the State of Indiana, between Abel C. Pepper, commissioner
on the part of the United States, and To-i-sa's brother
Me-mat-way and Che-quaw-ka-ko, chiefs and headmen of the Patawattimie
tribe of Indians and their band on the twentieth day of September,
in the year eighteen hundred and thirty-six.
The above-named chiefs and headmen and their band hereby
cede to the United States, ten sections of land reserved for
them by the second article of the treaty between the United
States, and the Patawattimie tribe of Indians, on Tippecanoe
river, on the 27th day of October, in the year 1832.
In consideration of the cession aforesaid the United States
stipulate to pay the above-named chiefs and headmen and their
band the sum of eight thousand dollars on or before the first
day of May next.
The above-named chiefs and headmen and their band agree to
remove to the country west of the Mississippi river, provided
for the Patawattimie nation by the United States, within two
At the request of the above-named band, it is stipulated
that after the ratification of this treaty the United States
shall appoint a commissioner who shall be authorized to pay
such debts of the said band as may be proved to his satisfaction
to be just, to be deducted from the amount stipulated in the
second article of this treaty.
The United States stipulate to provide for the payment of
the necessary expenses attending the making and concluding
This treaty, after the same shall be ratified by the President
and Senate of the United States, shall be binding upon both
In testimony whereof, the said Abel C. Pepper, commissioner
as aforesaid, and the said chiefs, and head men, and their
band, have hereunto set their hands, this twentieth day of
September, in the year eighteen hundred and thirty-six.
- Abel C. Pepper,
- We-we-sah, or To-i sa's brother, his x mark,
- Me-mot-way, his x mark,
- Che-quaw-ka-ko, his x mark,
- Min-tom-in, his x mark,
- Shaw-gwok-skuk, his x mark,
- Mee-kiss, or Kawk's widow, his x mark.
- J. B. Duret, secretary.
- Allen Hamilton,
- Cyrus Taber,
- Geo. W. Ewing,
- James Moree,
- Abram Burnett.
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