WITH THE MIAMI, 1828.
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
Chiefs, Head Men, and Warriors of the Eel River or Thorntown party
of Miami Indians, agree to cede, and by these presents 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 in the State of Ohio, on the sixth day of October, one
thousand eight hundred and eighteen.
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 the five mile reservation on Eel River by the fifteenth day of
Commissioner of the United States has delivered to said party of
Indians, goods to the value of two thousand dollars, in part consideration
for the cession herein made, and it is agreed that in case this treaty
should be ratified by the President and Senate of the United States,
that the United States shall pay said party an additional sum of
eight thousand dollars in goods next summer, build twelve log houses,
ten on the five mile reservation, and two on the Wabash; clear and
fence forty acres of land on the five mile reservation, furnish them
one wagon and two yoke of oxen, furnish two hands to work three months
in each year for two years, five hundred dollars worth of provisions
delivered on the Wabash; furnish them five horses, five saddles and
Provided however, that if this treaty should not be ratified by the President
and Senate of the United States, that said party agree to pay for the goods
this day received, two thousand dollars, to be deducted from their annuity
for this present year.
the request of the Indians, and in part consideration for the cession
aforesaid, the United States agree to pay to Peter Langlois, one
thousand dollars in silver, and three thousand dollars in goods next
summer, for provisions and goods heretofore delivered to said party.
United States agree to appropriate one thousand dollars per year
for five years, and longer if Congress thinks proper, to be applied
under the direction of the President, to the education of the youths
of the Miami nation.
is distinctly understood and agreed on by and between the contracting
parties, that the President and Senate may, if they think proper,
modify or expunge from this treaty, the fourth article, without affecting
any other of its provisions.
treaty, after the same shall be ratified by the President and Senate
of the United States, shall be binding on the contracting parties.
In testimony whereof, the said John Tipton, commissioner as aforesaid on the
part of the United States, and the chiefs, head men, and warriors, of said
party, have hereunto set their hand and seals at the Wyandot village, near
the Wabash, this eleventh day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and twenty-eight.
John Tipton, commissioner. [L. S.]
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Pierrish Constant, his x mark, [L. S.]
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Walter Wilson, secretary to the commissioner,
J. B. Duret.
J. B. Boure,