Treaty with The Yankton Sioux
October 21, 1837
Articles of a treaty made at the city of Washington, between
Carey A. Harris, thereto specially authorized by the President
of the United States, and the Yankton tribe of Sioux Indians,
by their chiefs and delegates.
The Yankton tribe of Sioux Indians cede to the United States
all the right and interest in the land ceded by the treaty,
concluded with them and other tribes on the fifteenth of July,
1830, which they might be entitled to claim, by virtue of
the phraseology employed in the second article of said treaty.
In consideration of the cession contained in the preceding
article, the United States stipulate to pay them four thousand
It is understood and agreed, that fifteen hundred dollars
($1,500) of this sum shall be expended in the purchase of
horses and presents, upon the arrival of the chiefs and delegates
at St. Louis; two thousand dollars ($2,000) delivered to them
in goods, at the expense of the United States, at the time
their annuities are delivered next year; and five hundred
dollars ($500) be applied to defray the expense of removing
the agency building and blacksmith shop from their present
The expenses of this negotiation, and of the chiefs and delegates
signing this treaty to this city and to their homes, to be
paid by the United States.
This treaty to be binding upon the contracting parties, when
the same shall be ratified by the United States.
In witness whereof, the said Carey A. Harris, and the undersigned
chiefs and delegates of said tribe, have hereunto set their
hands at the city of Washington, this 21st day of October
A. D. 1837.
- C. A. Harris.
- Ha-sa-za (The Elk's Horn)
- Ha-sha-ta (The Forked Horn)
- Za-ya-sa (Warrior)
- Pa-la-ni-a-pa-pi (Struck by a Riccara)
- To-ka-can (He that gives the First Wound)
- Mau-ka-ush-can (The Trembling Earth)
- Mon-to-he (White crane)
- Ish-ta-ap-pi (Struck in the eye)
In presence of -
- Chauncey Bush, Secretary.
- Joshua Pilcher, Indian agent.
- W. Thompson.
(To the Indian names are subjoined marks.)
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