Treaty of 1818 – Sept. 20

TREATY WITH THE WYANDOT – SEPTEMBER 20, 1818

7 Stat., 180.

Proclamation. Jan. 7, 1819.

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Articles of a treaty made and concluded, at St. Mary’s, in the state of Ohio, between Lewis Cass, Commissioner of the United States, thereto specially authorized by the President of the United States, and the chiefs and warriors of the Wyandot tribe of Indians.

ARTICLE I.

The Wyandot tribe of Indians hereby cede to the United States all the right reserved to them in two tracts of land, in the territory of Michigan, one including the village called  Brownstown, and the other the village called Maguagua, formerly in the possession of the  Wyandot tribe of Indians, containing in the whole not more than five thousand acres of land; which two tracts of land were reserved for the use of the said Wyandot tribe of Indians, and their  descendants, for the term of fifty years, agreeably to the provisions of the act of Congress, passed  February 28, 1809, and entitled “An act for the relief of certain Alabama and Wyandot Indians.”

ARTICLE II.

In consideration of the preceding cession, the United States will reserve, for the use of the said Wyandott Indians, sections numbered twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six, thirty-four, thirty-five, thirty-six, twenty-seven, and that part of section numbered  twenty-two, which contains eight acres, and lies on the south side of the river Huron, being in the  fourth township, south of the base line, and in the ninth range east of the first meridian, in the  territory of Michigan, and containing four thousand nine hundred and ninety-six acres; and the  said tract of land shall be reserved for the use of the said Wyandott Indians, and their descendants,  and be secured to them in the same manner, and on the same terms and conditions, as is provided  in relation to the Alabama Indians, by the first section of the before mentioned act of Congress, except that the said Wyandott Indians, and their descendants, shall hold the said land so long as  they or their descendants shall occupy the same.

In testimony whereof, the said Lewis Cass, commissioner as aforesaid, and the chiefs and warriors of the said Wyandot tribe of Indians, have hereunto set their hands, at St. Mary’s, in the State of Ohio, this twentieth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen.

Lewis Cass,

Ronesass, or Honas, his x mark,

Haunsiaugh, or Boyer, his x mark,

Ronaess, or Racer, his x mark,

Ronioness, or Joseph, his x mark,

Scoutash, his x mark,

Dunquod, or Half King, his x mark,

Aronne, or Cherokee Boy, his x mark,

Taruntne, or Between the Logs, his x mark.

 

In presence of

R. A. Forsyth, jun. secretary to the commission,

John Johnston, Indian agent,

B. F. Sticknay, S. I. A.

W. W. Walker, interpreter,

John Conner, Wm. Turner.

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