Treaty with The Potawatami
February 11, 1837
Articles of a treaty concluded in the city of Washington on
the eleventh day of February eighteen hundred and thirty-seven between
John T. Douglass, commissioner on the part of the United States
and Chee-chaw-kose, Ash-kum Wee-saw or Louison, Muck-kose and Qui-qui-to,
chiefs of the Potawatomie tribe of Indians.
The chiefs and head men above named do, for themselves and their
respective bands sanction and give their assent to the provisions
of the treaties concluded between A. C. Pepper, commissioner on
the part of the United States and certain chiefs and young men of
the Potawatomie tribe of Indians, on the 5th day of August and 23d
day of September 1836, in which were ceded to the United States
certain lands in the State of Indiana, in which the chiefs and head
men above named have an interest, the same having been reserved
for them and their bands respectively in the treaties of October
26th and 27th 1832. And the chiefs and head men above named, for
themselves and their bands, do hereby cede to the United States
all their interest in said lands, and agree to remove to a country
that may be provided for them by the President of the United States,
southwest of the Missouri river, within two years from the ratification
of this treaty.
The United States agree that the several sums, for the payment
of which provision is made in the treaties of August and September
1836, referred to in the preceding article, shall be paid to the
respective chiefs and bands, for whose benefit the lands, ceded
by said treaties, were reserved.
The United States further agree to convey by patent to the Potawatomies
of Indiana, a tract of country, on the Osage river south-west of
the Missouri river, sufficient in extent, and adapted to their habits
and wants; remove them to the same; furnish them with one year's
subsistence after their arrival there, and pay the expenses of this
treaty, and of the delegation now in this city.
It is further stipulated, that the United States will purchase
the "five sections in the prairie, near Rock Village" reserved for
Qui-qui-to, in the second article of the treaty of October 20th
1832 for the sum of $4,000; to be paid to said chief at such times
and places as the President of the United States may think proper.
This treaty to be obligatory upon the contracting parties when
ratified by the President and Senate of the United States.
In witness whereof, the contracting parties have hereunto set their
hands and seals, the day and year above written.
- John T. Douglass, Commissioner, [L. S.]
- Qui-qui-taw, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Che-chaw-kose, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Ash-kum, his x mark, [L. S.]
- We-saw, or Louison, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Muck-kose, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Sin-qui-waugh, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Po-ga-kose, his x mark, [L. S.]
- John C. Burnett,
- Abram B. Burnett,
- William Turner,
Signed in presence of -
- G. C. Johnson,
- Isaac McCoy.
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