Treaty with The Saux
September 13, 1815
A treaty of peace and friendship, made and concluded 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 that portion of the Sac Nation of Indians
now residing on the Missouri river, of the other part.
WHEREAS the undersigned chiefs and warriors, as well as that portion
of the nation which they represent, have at all times been desirous
of fulfilling their treaty with the United States, with perfect
good faith; and for that purpose found themselves compelled, since
the commencement of the late war, to separate themselves from the
rest of their nation, and remove to the Missouri river, where they
have continued to give proofs of their friendship and fidelity;
and whereas the United States, justly appreciating the conduct of
said Indians, are disposed to do them the most ample justice that
is practicable; the said parties have agreed to the following articles:
The undersigned chiefs and warriors, for themselves and that portion
of the Sacs which they represent, do hereby assent to the treaty
between the United States of America and the united tribes of Sacs
and Foxes, which was concluded at St. Louis, on the third day of
November, one thousand eight hundred and four; and they moreover
promise to do all in their power to re-establish and enforce the
The said chiefs and warriors, for themselves and those they represent,
do further promise to remain distinct and separate from the Sacs
of Rock river, giving them no aid or assistance whatever, until
peace shall also be concluded between the United States and the
said Sacs of Rock river.
The United States, on their part, promise to allow the said Sacs
of the Missouri river all the rights and privileges secured to them
by the treaty of St. Louis beforementioned, and also, as soon as
practicable, to furnish them with a just proportion of the annuities
stipulated to be paid by that treaty; provided they shall continue
to comply with this and their former treaty.
In witness whereof, the said William Clark, Ninian Edwards, and
Auguste Chouteau, commissioners as aforesaid, and the aforesaid
chiefs and warriors, have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed
their seals, this thirteenth day of September, in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, and of the independence
of the United States the fortieth.
- Wm. Clark, [L. S.]
- Ninian Edwards, [L. S.]
- Auguste Chouteau, [L. S.]
- Shamaga, or the lance, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Weesaka, or the Devil, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Catchemackeseo, the big eagle, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Chekaqua, or he that stands by the tree, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Kataka, or the sturgeon, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Mecaitch, or the eagle, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Neshota, or the twin, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Quashquammee, or the jumping fish, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Chagasort, or the blues' son, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Pecama, or the plumb, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Namachewana Chaha, or the Sioux, his x mark, [L. S.]
- Nanochaatasa, or the brave by hazard, [L. S.]
Done at Portage des Sioux, in the presence of -
- R. Wash, secretary of the commission,
- Thomas Levers, lieutenant colonel commanding First Regiment
- P. Chouteau, agent.
- T. Paul, C. C. T.
- James B. Moore, captain,
- Samuel Whiteside, captain,
- J. W. Johnson, United States factor and Indian agent,
- Maurice Blondeaux.
- Samuel Solomon,
- Noel Mograine, Interpreters.
- Daniel Converse, third lieutenant.
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