Treaty with The Wyandot
April 23, 1836
Articles of a treaty made and concluded between John A.
Bryan, commissioner on the part of the United States, and
William Walker, John Barnett, and Peacock, chiefs and principal
men of the Wyandot tribe of Indians in Ohio, acting for and
on behalf of the said tribe.
The Wyandot tribe of Indians in Ohio cede to the United States
a strip of land five miles in extent, on the east end of their
reservation in Crawford county in said State - also, one section
of land lying in Cranberry Swamp, on Broken Sword Creek, being
the one mile square specified and set forth in the treaty
made with the said tribe on the twenty-ninth day of September
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen
- also, one hundred and sixty acres of land, which is to be
received in the place and stead of an equal quantity set apart
in a supplemental treaty made with the said Indians on the
seventeenth day of September in the following year, all situate
and being in the said county of Crawford.
The said five mile tract, as also the additional quantities
herein set forth, are each to be surveyed as other public
lands are surveyed by the Surveyor General, and to be sold
at such time and place, allowing sixty days - notice of the
sale, as the President may direct.
A Register and Receiver shall be appointed by the President
and Senate, in accordance with the wishes of the delegation
of chiefs, whose duties shall be similar to those of other
Registers and Receivers.
They shall receive such compensation for services rendered,
not exceeding five dollars per day for every day necessarily
employed in the discharge of their duties, as the President
All expenses incurred in the execution of this treaty, and
in the sale of the lands included in it, shall be defrayed
out of the funds raised therefrom, including such expenses
and disbursements as may have been incurred by the delegation
to Washington - and such allowance to individuals who have
assisted in the negotiation, as the chiefs in council, after
a full and fair investigation, may adjudge to be reasonable
and just, shall in all cases be made.
Such portion of the monies not exceeding twenty thousand
dollars, arising from the sales as the chiefs may deem necessary
for the rebuilding of mills, repair and improvement of roads,
establishing schools, and other laudable public objects for
the improvement of their condition, shall be properly applied
under their direction, and the remainder to be distributed
among the individuals of said tribe as annuities are distributed.
The monies raised by the sales of the lands for all the above
mentioned objects, except the last, shall be paid by the receiver
on the order of the chiefs; - and such order, together with
the receipt of the persons to whom payment shall be made,
shall be the proper voucher for the final settlement of the
accounts of the Receiver; - but the funds for the tribe shall
be distributed by the Register and Receiver to each person
By the 21st article of the treaty concluded at the foot of
the rapids of the Miami of Lake Erie, dated the twenty-ninth
day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and
seventeen, and the schedule thereunto attached, there was
granted to Daonquot, or half King, Rontondee, or Warpole,
Tayarrontoyea, or Between the Logs, Danwawtout, or John Hicks,
Mononcue, or Thomas, Tayondottauseh, or George Punch, Hondaua-waugh,
or Matthews, chiefs of the Wyandot nation, two sections of
land each, within the Wyandot reservation - The aforesaid
chiefs, their heirs or legal representatives, are entitled
to, and allowed one section of land each, in the above designated
tract of five miles, to be selected by them previous to sale,
and the same shall be sold as the other lands are sold, and
they allowed to receive the respective sums arising from said
If during the progress of the sale, the Indians are not satisfied
with the prices at which the lands sell, the Register and
Receiver shall, on the written application of the chiefs,
close the sale, and report the proceedings to the War Department
- and the President may appoint such other time for the sale
as he may deem proper.
The President shall give such directions as he may judge
necessary for the execution of this treaty, through the proper
Departments of the Government.
Signed this twenty-third day of April, in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six.
- John A. Bryan, Com - r. on the part of the United States,
- Wm. Walker,
- John Barnett, his x mark,
- - Peacock, his x mark.
In presence of us -
- Jn. McClene,
- John McElvain.
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