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William Powell Sworn Interpreter.
It is agreed on the part of the United States, that the follow- Claims to de ing claims shall be allowed and paid, agreeably to the second United States. article of the foregoing treaty, viz: To John Lawe, twelve thousand five hundred dollars ;
Augustine Grignon ten thousand dollars ;
hundred and fifty dollars ;
five hundred dollars;
lars; Charles A. and Alexander Grignon seven hundred and fifty
dollars; James Reed seven hundred dollars ; Peter Powell one thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars ; Paul Grignon five thousand five hundred dollars; William Dickinson three thousand dollars; Robert M. Eberts seventy-four dollars ; Joseph Jourdain fifty dollars ; James Knaggs five hundred and fifty dollars ($550 ;) Ebenezer Childs two hundred dollars ;
Lewis Rouse five thonisand dollars ;
sand dollars ;
H. DODGE, Commissioner.
All the above accts were sworn to before me the 3d day of
JOHN P. ARNDT,
Condiconal rati. Now, THEREFORE, BE IT KNOWN, THAT I, ANDREW JACKSON,
President of the United States of America, having seen and considered the said treaty, do, in pursuance of the advice and con
sent of the Senate, as expressed in their resolution of the tenth - day of February, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven,
accept, ratify, and confirm the same, with the following amend. ments thereto, as expressed in the aforesaid resolution of the Senate :
After the word "country" in line 4 of article 2d strike out the words "the sum of twenty-three thousand seven hundred and fifty," and insert the following words in lieu thereofor at such other place as may be designated by the President of the United States, the sum of twenty thousand.
After the word “ cents," at the end of the third paragraph of the second article, insert the following words. Provided, always, That no part or portion of said debts shall be paid until the va. lidity and justice of each of them, shall have been inquired into by the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, who shall in no instance increase the amount specified in said schedule, but who shall allow the sum specified, reject it entirely, or reduce it as upon examination and proof may appear just, and if any part of said sum is left after paying said debts so adjudged to be just, then such surplus shall be paid to the said Indians for their own use.
Strike out the fourth paragraph of the second article in the following words: “The sum of one thousand dollars per annum having been included by the commissioner, in his proposition for the purchase of the above land (which suim was to be applied to the education of the Indian youth) and the said Indians having declared that they were not desirous of applying that sum to the aforesaid purpose, and that they wished to give that amount to their friend and relation Robert Grignon, for valuable services rendered by him to their nation, therefore, the United States do 1837.
agree to pay to the said Robert Grignon the sum of one thousand dollars, each year, during the said term of twenty years"
At the end of the second article insert the following proviso : Provided, always, That no person shall be entitled to any part of said fund, unless he is of Indian descent and actually resi. dent within the boundaries described in the first article of this treaty, nor shall any thing be allowed to any such person who may have received any allowance under any previous treaty. The portions of this fund allowed by the commissioner to those half-breeds who are orphans, or poor or incompetent to make a proper use thereof, shall be paid to them in instalments or otherwise as the President may direct.
At the end of the third article insert the following words : And in consideration of said release and relinquishment, the United States stipulate and agree that the sum of seventy-six thousand dollars shall be allowed to the said Indians, and this sum shall be invested in some safe stock and the interest thereof as it accrues shall also be so vested until such time as in the judg. ment of the President, the income of the aggregate sum can be usefully applied to the execution of the provisions in the said fourth article, or to some other purposes beneficial to the said Indians.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have caused the seal of the United
ary, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, and (L. s.] of the Independence of the United States the sixtyfirst.
Secretary of State.
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Toall and singular to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:
WHEREAS a convention was made and concluded on the tenth
day of September, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, between Z. Taylor, Indian Agent, on the part of the United States, and the chiefs, braves, and principal men, of the Sioux of Wa-ha-shaw's tribe of Indians; which convention is in the words following, to wit:
In a convention held this tenth day of Septeniber 1836, be- Convention with
the Sious of tween Col. Z. Taylor Indian Agent, and the chiefs, braves, Wa-ha-shaw's. and principal men of the Sioux of Wa-ha-shaw's tribe of In- treba
ber 10th, 1836. dians, it has been represented, that according to the stipulations
1837 of the first article of the treaty of Prairie du Chien, of the 15th
July 1830, the country thereby ceded is “ to be assigned and allotted under the direction of the President of the United States, to the tribes now living thereon, or to such other tribes as the President may locate thereon for hunting and other purposes." and, whereas, it is further represented to us, the chiefs, braves, and principal men of the tribe aforesaid, to be desirable that the lands lying between the State of Missouri and the Missouri river should be attached to, and become a part of said State, and the
Indian title thereto be extinguished but that, notwithstanding, · as these lands compose a part of the country embraced by the
provisions of said first article of the treaty aforesaid, the stipulations thereof will be strictly observed, until the assent of the In
dians interested, is given to the proposed measure. , Lands eeded to Now we, the chiefs, braves, and principal men of the above
named tribe of Indians, fully understanding the subject, and well satisfied from the local position of the lands in question that they can never be made available for Indian purposes, and that an attempt to place an Indian population on them must inevitably lead to collisions with the citizens of the United States; and further believing that the extension of the State line in the direction indicated, would have a happy effect, by presenting a natural boundary between the whites and Indians: and, willing moreover, to give the United States a renewed evidence of our attachment & friendship, do hereby for ourselves, and on behalf of our respective tribes, (having full power and authority to this effect) forever cede, relinquish, and quit claim to the United States, all our right, title and interest of whatsoever nature in, and to, the lands lying between the State of Missouri and the Missouri river, and do freely and fully exonerate the United States from any guarantee, condition, or limitation, expressed or implied under the treaty of Prairie du Chien aforesaid or otherwise, as to the entire and absolute disposition of the said lands, fully authorizing the United States to do with the same whatever shall seem expedient or necessary.
In testimony whereof, we have hereunto set our hands and seals, the day and year above written.
Sau-tabe-say.wa-ha-shaws' son his x mark.
his x mark. Nau-tay-sah-pah
his x mark. Mauk-pee-au-cat-paun
his x mark. Hoo-yah the Eagle
his x mark. Executed in presence of
H. L. Dousman.
Geo. H. Pegram Lt. 1st inf.
an evidence of the sense entertained for the good will manested by said tribes to the citizens and Government of the United
States, as evinced in the preceding cession or relinquishment, 1837. the undersigned agrees on behalf of the United States, to cause said tribes to be furnished with presents to the amount of four hundred dollars-in goods or in money
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of September 1836.
Z. TAYLOR Col U. S. Army do
Actg. U. S. Indian Agent. (Seal.] Now, THEREFORE BE IT KNOWN, THAT I, ANDREW Jack- Rat son, President of the United States of America, having seen and considered the said convention, do, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, as expressed in their resolution of the tenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, accept, ratify, and confirm, the same, and every clause thereof.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have caused the seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed, having signed the same with my hand. Done, at the city of Washington, this fifteenth day of
February, one thousand eight hundred and
Secretary of State.
day of September, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six,
which treaty is in the words following, to wit : , Articles of a treaty, made and concluded at Fort Leavenworth, Treaty with the
on the Missouri river, between William Clark, Superinten- en dent of Indian Affairs, on the part of the United States, of the Missouri, be one part, and the undersigned chiefs, warriors, and counsel. 1836. lors of the Ioway tribe and the band of Sacks and Fores of the Missouri, (residing west of the State of Missouri,) in behalf of their respective tribes, of the other part.
ARTICLE 1. By the first article of the treaty of Prairie du Chien, held the fifteenth day of July eighteen hundred and thirty, with the confederated tribes of Sacks, Foxes, Ioways, Omahaws, si