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Done at the Butte des Morts, on Fox river, in the Territory of
Michigan, this eleventh day of August, 1827.

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Sheewanbeketoan,
Mazobodo,

Gitshee Waubezhaas,

Moazoninee,

Mishaukewett,

Monominee Cashee,
Attikumaag,
Umbwaygeezhig,
Moneeto Penay see,
Akkeeway see,
Sheegad,

Wauwaunishkau,

Anamikee Waba,

Ockewazee.

Menomonees.

Oskashe,

Josette Caron,

Kominikey, Jun.
Kimiown,

Kominikey, Sen.

Manbasseaux,

Myanatchetnabenme,

Pemabeme,

Kegisse,

L'Espagnol,

Kichiaemtort,

Hoo Tshoop, (or four legs)
Tshayro-tshoan Kaw,

Karry-Man-nee, (Walking Turtle)

Sau-say-man-nee,

Maunk-hay-raith, (Tatood breast)
Shoank Skaw, (White dog)
Shoank-tshunksiap, (Black Wolf)
Kaw-Kaw-say-kaw,
Wheank-Kaw, (Big Duck)

Shoank-ay-paw-kaw, (Dog head)

Sar-ray-num-nee, (Walking Mat)

Waunk-tshay-hee-sootsh, (Red devil)

Wau-kaun-hoa-noa-nick, (Little Snake)

Kaw-nee-shaw, (White Crow.)

WITNESSES-Philip B. Key, Secretary. E. Boardman, Captain, 2d. U. S. Infantry. Henry R. Schoolcraft, U. S. Indian Agent. Henry B. Brevoort, U. S. Indian Agent. Thomas Rowland. D. G. Jones. R. A. Forsyth. S. Conant. E. A. Brush. Jn. Bte. Fcois. Fauvel, Clergyman. Jesse Miner. Henry Conner, Interpreter. John Kinzie, Jr.

To the Indian names are subjoined marks.

[NOTE. This treaty was ratified with this proviso, contained in the resolution of the Senate: "That the said treaty shall not impair or affect any right or claim which the New York Indians or any of them have to the lands or any of the lands mentioned in the said treaty."]

A TREATY

Between the United States and the Potawatamie Tribe of Indians. Sept. 19, 1827.

In order to consolidate some of the dispersed bands of the Potawata mie Tribe in the Territory of Michigan at a point removed from the road leading from Detroit to Chicago, and as far as practicable from the settlements of the Whites, it is agreed that the following tracts of land, heretofore reserved for the use of the said Tribe, shall be, and they are hereby, ceded to the United States.

Two sections of land on the river Rouge at Seginsairn's village. Two sections of land at Tonguish's village, near the river Rouge. That part of the reservation at Macon on the river Raisin, which yet belongs to the said tribe, containing six sections, excepting therefrom one half of a section where the Potawatamie Chief Moran resides, which shall be reserved for his use.

Proclamation, Feb. 23, 1829.

Cession of land by the Indians.

Treaty binding when ratified.

One tract at Mang ach qua village, on the river Peble, of six miles square.

One tract at Mickesawbe, of six miles square.

One tract at the village of Prairie Ronde, of three miles square.

One tract at the village of Match e be nash she wish, at the head of the Kekalamazoo river, of three miles square, which tracts contain in the whole ninety nine sections and one half section of land.

And in consideration of the preceding cession, there shall be reserved for the use of the said tribe, to be held upon the same terms on which Indian reservations are usually held, the following tracts of land.

Sections numbered five, six, seven and eight, in the fifth township, south of the base line, and in the ninth range west of the principal meridian in the Territory of Michigan.

The whole of the fifth township, south, in the tenth range, west, not already included in the Nottawa Sape reservation.

Sections numbered one, two, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, twenty three, twenty four, twenty five, twenty six, thirty five, and thirty six, in the fifth township, south, and eleventh range, west.

The whole of the fourth township, south, in the ninth range, west. Sections numbered eight, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty nine, thirty, thirty one and thirty two, in the fourth township, south, and ninth range, west.

Sections numbered one, two, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, twenty three, twenty four, twenty five, twenty six, thirty five and thirty six, in the fourth township, south, and eleventh range, west.

Which tracts of land will form a continuous reservation, and contain ninety nine sections.

After this treaty shall be ratified by the President and Senate, the same shall be obligatory on the United States and the said tribe of Indians.

In testimony whereof, Lewis Cass, Commissioner on the part of the United States, and the Chiefs and Warriors of the said tribe, have hereunto set their hands at St. Joseph, in the Territory of Michigan, this nineteenth day of September, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven.

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In presence of John L. Leib. R. A. Forsyth. Benj. B. Kercheval. Isaac McCoy. G. W. Silliman. James J. Godfroy. Joseph Bertrand. T. T. Smith.

To the Indian names are subjoined marks.

ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT

Made and concluded at the Creek Agency, on the fifteenth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, between Thomas L. McKenney, and John Crowell, in behalf of the United States, of the one part, and Little Prince and others, Chiefs and Head Men of the Creek Nation, of the other part.

WHEREAS a Treaty of Cession was concluded at Washington City in the District of Columbia, by JAMES BARBOUR, Secretary of War, of the one part, and ОPOTHLEоHOLO, JOHN STIDHAM, and OTHERS, of the other part, and which Treaty bears date the twenty fourth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty six; and whereas, the object of said Treaty being to embrace a cession by the Creek Nation, of all the lands owned by them within the chartered limits of Georgia, and it having been the opinion of the parties, at the time when said Treaty was concluded, that all, or nearly all, of said lands were embraced in said cession, and by the lines as defined in said Treaty, and the supplemental article thereto and whereas it having been since ascertained that the said lines in said Treaty, and the supplement thereto, do not embrace all the lands owned by the Creek Nation within the chartered limits of Georgia, and the President of the United States having urged the Creek Nation further to extend the limits as defined in the Treaty aforesaid, and the Chiefs and head men of the Creek Nation being desirous of complying with the wish of the President of the United States, therefore, they, the Chiefs and head men aforesaid, agree to cede, and they do hereby cede to the United States, all the remaining lands now owned or claimed by the Creek Nation, not heretofore ceded, and which, on actual survey, may be found to lie within the chartered limits of the State of Georgia.

Nov. 15, 1827.

Proclamation,

March 4, 1828.

Object of the treaty.

Ante, p. 286.

U. S. agree to

In consideration whereof, and in full compensation for the above cession, the undersigned, THOMAS L. MCKENNEY, and JOHN CROWELL, pay $27,491. in behalf of the United States, do hereby agree to pay to the Chiefs and head men of the Creek Nation aforesaid, and as soon as may be after the approval and ratification of this agreement, in the usual forms, by the President and Senate of the United States, and its sanction by a council of the Creek Nation, to be immediately convened for the purpose, or by the subscription of such names, in addition to those subscribed to this instrument, of Chiefs and head men of the nation, as shall constitute it the act of the Creek Nation-the sum of twenty-seven thousand four hundred and ninety-one dollars.

Further agree.

It is further agreed by the parties hereto, in behalf of the United States, to allow, on account of the cession herein made, the additional ment. sum of fifteen thousand dollars, it being the understanding of both the parties, that five thousand dollars of this sum shall be applied, under the direction of the President of the United States, towards the education and support of Creek children at the school in Kentucky, known by the title of the "Choctaw Academy," and under the existing regulations; also, one thousand dollars towards the support of the Withington, and one thousand dollars towards the support of the Asbury stations, so called, both being schools in the Creek Nation, and under regulations of the Department of War; two thousand dollars for the erection of four horse mills, to be suitably located under the direction of the President of the United States; one thousand dollars to be applied to the

purchase of cards and wheels, for the use of the Creeks, and the remaining five thousand dollars, it is agreed, shall be paid in blankets and other necessary and useful goods, immediately after the signing and delivery of these presents.

In witness whereof, the parties have hereunto set their hands and seals this fifteenth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven.

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In presence of Luther Blake, Secretary. Andrew Hamill. Whitman C. Hill. Thomas Crowell.

To the Indian names are subjoined a mark and seal.

Whereas the above articles of agreement and cession were entered into at the Creek Agency on the day and date therein mentioned, between the Little Prince, the head man of the nation, and five other Chiefs, and THOMAS L. MCKENNEY and JOHN CROWELL, Commissioners on the part of the United States, for the cession of all the lands owned or claimed by the Creek Nation, and not heretofore ceded, and which, on actual survey, may be found to lie within the chartered limits of the State of Georgia, and which said agreement was made subject to the approval and ratification by the President and Senate of the United States, and the approval and sanction of the Creek Nation, in General Council of the said Nation.

Now, these presents witnesseth, that we, the undersigned, Chiefs and head men of the Creek Nation in General Council convened, at Wetumpka, this third day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, have agreed and stipulated with JOHN CROWELL, Commissioner on the part of the United States, for and in consideration of the additional sum of five thousand dollars, to be paid to us in blankets, and other necessary articles of cloathing, immediately after the signing and sealing of these presents, to sanction, and by these presents do hereby approve, sanction, and ratify, the above-mentioned and foregoing articles of agreement and cession.

In witness whereof, the parties have hereunto set their hand and seals, the day and date above mentioned.

Broken Arrow Town.

Little Prince,

Tuskugu,

Cotche Hayre.

Cusetau Town.
Tukchenaw,
Epi Emartla,
Oakpushu Yoholo.

Cowetau Town.
Neah Thlucco,
Arthlau Hayre,
Cowetaw Micco.

Oswichu Town.

Halatta Tustinuggu,

JOHN CROWELL.

Octiatchu Emartla,
Charle Emartla.

Uchee Town.
Timpoeche Barned,
Uchee Tustinuggu,
William Barnard.

Hitchetee Town.
Neah Emartla,
Hitchelu Emartla,
Car Emartla.

Che-anhun Town.
Tuskehemau,
Oabe Tustinuggu,
Liteff Hargo.

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Upper Eufalla Town.
Tustinik Cochocone,
Holatta Fixico.

Oakpuskee Town.
Tuskugu Hayo,
Ementla.

Tallasee Town.

Chosh Harge.
Archieco Town.

Hapaie Fixico,
Cametau Tuskehenau.
Tallesee Hatchu Town.
Oakpuske Yoholo,
Latta Hayre.

Quaasada Town.

Tustinuggu Chopco.
Nocosu Ementla.
Micco Hayre.

Tuskugu Town.
Osa Hayo,
Osaw Hayo.

Tomasa Town.

Colitchu Ementla.

Chawaccola Hatchu Town.

Coe E. Hayo,

Powas Yoholo,

Ema Hayre.

In presence of Luther Blake, Secretary. Andrew Hamill. Enoch Johnson. Thomas Crowell. Benjamin Marshall, Paddy Carr, Interpreters. Joseph Marshall. John Winslett.

To the Indian names are subjoined marks.

ARTICLES OF A TREATY

Made and concluded at the Wyandot village, near the Wabash in the State of Indiana between John Tipton, Commissioner for that purpose, on the part of the United States, and the Chiefs, Head Men and Warriors, of the Eel River, or Thorntown party of Miami Indians.

Feb. 11, 1828. Proclamation, May 7, 1828.

Cession of land

ART. 1. The Chiefs, Head Men, and Warriors of the Eel River or Thorntown party of Miami Indians, agree to cede, and by these presents to U.S. do cede, and relinquish to the United States all their right, title, and claim to a reservation of land about ten miles square, at their village on Sugartree Creek in Indiana, which was reserved to said party by the second article of a Treaty between Commissioners of the United States, and the Miami nation of Indians, made and entered into at St. Mary's Ante, p. 189. in the State of Ohio, on the sixth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and eighteen.

It is understood and agreed on by said Indians, that they will not burn or destroy the houses or fences on said reservation, and that they will leave them in as good condition as they now are; and remove to

Indians not to burn houses,

&c. on reserva

tion.

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