Treaty with The Wea
August 11, 1820
A treaty made and concluded by Benjamin Parke, a Commissioner
for that purpose on the part of the United States, of the
one part; and the Chiefs, Warriors, and Head Men, of the Wea
tribe of Indians, of the other part.
The Chiefs, Warriors, and Head Men, of the said Tribe, agree
to cede, and they do hereby cede and relinquish, to the United
States all the lands reserved by the second article of the
Treaty between the United States and the said Tribe, concluded
at Saint Mary's, on the second day of October, eighteen
hundred and eighteen.
The sum of five thousand dollars, in money and goods, which
is now paid and delivered by the United States, the receipt
whereof the Chiefs, Warriors, and Head Men, of the said Tribe,
do hereby acknowledge, is considered by the parties a full
compensation for the cession and relinquishment above mentioned.
As it is contemplated by the said Tribe, to remove from the
Wabash, it is agreed, that the annuity secured to the Weas,
by the Treaty of Saint Mary's, above mentioned, shall
hereafter be paid to them at Kaskaskia, in the state of Illinois.
This Treaty, as soon as it is ratified by the President and
Senate of the United States, to be binding on the contracting
In testimony whereof, the said Benjamin Parke, commissioner
as aforesaid, and the said chiefs, warriors, and head men,
of the said tribe, have hereunto set their hands, at Vincennes,
this eleventh day of August, eighteen hundred and twenty.
- B. Parke,
- Maquakononga, or Negro Legs, his x mark,
- Chequait, or Little Eyes, his x mark,
- Me Tacoshia, the Frenchman, his x mark,
- Gu Ta Shemi Tai, or Thunder, his x mark,
- Kenacosah Ta, or Long Body, his x mark,
- Wapou Kean, or Swan, his x mark,
- Laushepate Ta, or Two Teeth, his x mark,
- Meahanet, the Lean Man, his x mark,
- Chekolcah, the Dipper, his x mark,
- Ceholesehaquah, Bullet Mould, his x mark,
- Samaquah, Yellow Beaver, his x mark,
- Chasahwaha, or rifle, his x mark,
- Go To paquah, or the Lone Tree, his x mark,
- Chikousah, or Mink, his x mark,
- Teche Pa Low, or Shirt, his x mark,
- Pa Lon Swa, Francis.
In presence of -
- John Law, secretary to the commission,
- William Prince, Indian agent,
- Nathl. Ewing,
- W. E. Breading,
- E. Boudinot,
- Pr. Laplante,
- Michael Brouillet, United States interpreter.
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