Treaty with The Wea
October 2, 1818
Articles of a treaty made and concluded, at St. Mary's,
between the United States of America, by their Commissioners,
Jonathan Jennings, Lewis Cass, and Benjamin Park, and the
Wea tribe of Indians.
The said Wea tribe of Indians agree to cede to the United
State all the lands claimed and owned by the said tribe, within
the limits of the states of Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois.
The said Wea tribe of Indians reserve to themselves the following
described tract of land, viz: Beginning at the mouth of Raccoon
creek; thence by the present boundary line, seven miles; thence,
northeasterly, seven miles, to a point seven miles from the
Wabash river; thence to the Wabash river, by a line parallel
to the present boundary line aforesaid; and thence, by the
Wabash river, to the place of beginning: to be holden by the
said tribe as Indian reservations are usually held.
The United States agree to grant to Christmas Dageny and
Mary Shields, formerly Mary Dageny, children of Mechinquamesha,
sister of Jacco, a chief of the said tribe, and their heirs,
one section of land each; but the land hereby granted shall
not be conveyed or transfered to any person or persons, by
the grantees aforesaid, or their heirs, or either of them,
but with the consent of the President of the United States.
The said Wea tribe of Indians accede to, and sanction, the
cession of land made by the Kickapoo tribe of Indians, in
the second article of a treaty concluded between the United
States and the said Kickapoo tribe, on the ninth day of December,
one thousand eight hundred and nine.
In consideration of the cession made in the foregoing articles
of this treaty, the United States agree to pay to the said
Wea tribe of Indians, one thousand eight hundred and fifty
dollars annually, in addition to the sum of one thousand one
hundred and fifty dollars, (the amount of their former annuity,)
making a sum total of three thousand dollars; to be paid in
silver, by the United States, annually, to the said tribe,
on the reservation described by the second article of this
In testimony whereof, the said Jonathan Jennings, Lewis Cass,
and Benjamin Parke, commissioners as aforesaid, and the sachems,
chiefs, and warriors, of the Wea tribe of Indians, have hereunto
set their hands, at St. Mary's, in the State of Ohio,
this second day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and eighteen.
- Jonathan Jennings,
- Lewis Cass,
- B. Parke,
- Jacco, his x mark,
- Shamana, his x mark,
- Shequiah, or Little Eyes, his x mark,
- Quema, or Young Man, his x mark,
- Pequiah, his x mark,
- Shingonsa, or Mink, his x mark,
- Shepaqua, or Leaves, his x mark.
- Metagekoka, or Big Tree, his x mark,
- Wako or Fox, his x mark.
In presence of -
- John Dill, secretary to the commissioners,
- William Turner, secretary,
- John Johnson, Indian agent,
- William Prince, Indian agent
- B. F. Stickney, S. I. A.
- John Conner,
- Joseph Barron, interpreter,
- John T. Chunn, major, Third Infantry,
- J. Hackley, captain, Third Infantry,
- Benedict Th. Flaget, Bishop of Bardstown.
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