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As long as the lands, now ceded, remain the proto hunt, &c. perty of the United States, the said tribe shall have
the privilege of living and hunting upon them, in the same manner that they have heretofore done; and they reserve to themselves the right of locating a tract of two square miles, or twelve hundred and eighty acres, the fee of which is to remain with them forever.
A Treaty between the United States of America, Fort Wayne, 30 Sept.
and the tribes of Indians called the Delawares, Pottawatimies, Miamis and Eel-rider Miamis.
Cession of territory
The Miami and Eel-river tribes, and the Dela. wares and Pottawarimies, as their allies, agree to cede to the United States all that tract of country which shall be included between the boundary line esta. blished by the treaty of fort Wayne, the Wabash and a line to be drawn from the mouth of a creek, called Racoon creek, emptying into the Wabash, on the south-east side, about twelve miles below the mouth of the Vermilion river, so as to strike the boundary line established by the treaty of Grouseland, at such a distance from its commencement at the north-east corner of the Vincennes tract, as will leave the tract, now ceded, thirty miles wide at the narrowest place. And also, all that tract which shall be included between the following boundaries, vie : beginning at fort Recovery, thence southwardly along the general boundary line, established by the treaty of Greeneville, to its intersection with the boundary line established by the treaty of Grouseland; thence along said line to a point from which a line drawn parallel to the first mentioned line will be twelve miles distant from the same, and along the said parallel line to its intersection with a line to be drawn from fort Recovery, parallel to the line established by the said treaty of Grouseland.
The Miamis explicitly acknowledge the equal
Joint right of right of the Delawares, with themselves, to the coun. Miamis and try watered by the White river. But it is also to be Delawares. clearly understood, that neither party shall have the right of disposing of the same without the consent of the other: and any improvements which shall be made on the said land by the Delawares, or their friends the, Mochecans, shall be theirs forever,
The compensation to be given for the cession, Annuities. made in the first article, shall be as follows, viz: to the Delawares, a permanent annuity of five hundred dollars; to the Miamis, a like annuity of five hundred dollars; to the Eel-river tribe, a like annuity of two hundred and fifty dollars; and to the Pottawati. mies, a like annuity of five hundred dollars.
All the stipulations made in the treaty of Greeneville, relatively to the manner of paying the annui. ties, and the right of the Indians to hunt upon the land, shall apply to the annuities granted, and the land ceded by the present treaty.
The consent of the Wea tribe shall be necessary to complete the title to the first tract of land, here ceded;
Wea tribe a separate convention shall be entered into between
necessary. them and the United States, and a reasonable allowance of goods given them in hand, and a permanent annuity, which shall not be less than three hundred dollars, settled upon them.
The annuities premised by the third article, and
Compensa, the goods now delivered to the amount of five thou. tion. sand two hundred dollars, shall be considered as a
full compensation for the cession made in the first article.
Relinquish- The United States agree to relinquish their right ment by U.S.
to the reserve, at the old Ouroctenon towns, made by, the treaty of Greeneville, so far at least as to make no further use of it than for the establishment of a military post.
The tribes wiro are parties to this treaty, being de
sirous to show their attachment to their brothers, the Conditional cession in
Kickapoos, agree to cede to the United States the name of Kic. lands on the north-west side of the Wabash, from the kapoos. Vincennes tract to a northwardly extension of the line
running from the mouth of the aforesaid Racoon creek, and fifteen miles in 'width from the Wabash, on condition that the United States shall allow them an annuity of four hundred dollars. But this article is to have no effect unless the Kickapoos will agree to it.
Fort Wayne, A separate Article, entered into at fort Wayne, on 30th Sept. the thirtieth day of September, in the year of
our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and nine, between William Tlenry Harrison, commissioner plenipotentiary of the Unital States for treating with the Indian tribes, unul the sachems and chief warriors of the Miami and Eel-ricer tribes of Indians, which is to be considered as forming part of the Treaty, this day concluded, between the United States and the said tribes, and their allies, the Delawares and
Pottaratimies. Additional As the greater part of the lands ceded to the Unitcompensa- ed States, by the treaty this day concluded, was the tion to Mia. exclusive property of the Miami nation, and guaran. mis.
teed to them by the treaty of Grouseland, it is consi. dered, by the said commissioner, just and reasonable, that their request to be allowed some further and ad. ditional compensation should be complied with. It
is, therefore, agreed that the United States shall de. liver for their use, in the course of the next spring at fort Wayne, domestic animals to the amount of five hundred dollars, and the like number for the two fol. lowing years, and that an armory shall be also maintained at fort Wayne for the use of the Indians as heretofore. It is also agreed, that if the Kickapoos confirm the ninth article of the treaty, to which this is a supplement, the United States will allow to the Miamis a further permanent annuity of two hundred dollars, and to the Wea and Eel-river tribes a further annuity of one hundred dollars each.
26 Oct. 1809. A Convention, entered into at l'incennes, in the
Indiana territory, betwern William Henry
confirms fort tribe.
Wayne trea. The said tribe, by their sachems and head war, riors, hereby declare their full and free consent to the treaty, concluded at fort Wayne, on the thirtieth ultimo, by the above mentioned commissioner, with the Delaware, Miami, Pottawatimie and Eel-river tribes; and also, to the separate article entered into on the same day with the Miami and Eel-river tribes. And the said commissioner, on the part of the United States, agrees to allow the said Indian tribe an additional annuity of three hundred dollars, and a present sum of fifteen hundred dollars, in consideration of the relinquishment made in the first article of said treaty; and a further permanent annuity of one hundred dollars, as soon as the Kickapoos be brought to give their consent to the ninth article of
9 Dec. 1809. A Treaty betrceen the United States of America, and the Kickapoo tribe of Indians ARTICLE I.
Kickapoos The ninth article of the treaty, concluded at fort confirin fort Wayne, on the this tieth of September last, and the
Wayne trea- cession it contains, is hereby agreed to by the Kickaty.
poos, and a permanent additional annuity of four hun. dred dollars, and goods to the amount of eight hundred dollars, now delivered, is to be considered as a full compensation for the said cession.
The said tribe further agrees to cede to the United States, all that tract of land which lies between the tract above ceded, the Wabash, the Vermillion river, and a line to be drawn from the north corner of the said ceded tract, so as to strike the Vermillion river at the distance of twenty miles in a direct line from its mouth. For this cession, a further annuity of one hundred dollars, and the sum of seven hundred dol. lars in goods, now delivered, is considered as a full compensation. But if the Miamis should not be willing to sanction the latter cession, and the United States should not think proper to take possession of the land without their consent, they shall be released from the obligation to pay the additional annuity of one hundred dollars.
The stipulations contained in the treaty of Greene. ville, relatively to the manner of paying the annuity, and of the right of the Indians to hunt upon the land, shall apply to the annuity granted and the land ceded by the present treaty.
Saint Louis 3d Novem
Treaty with Sac and Fox tribes. ber, 1804.
ARTICLE I. The Sacs
The United States receive the united Sac and Fox and Foxes ta- tribes into their friendship and protection, and the ken under
said tribes agree to consider themselves under the protection of the U. S.
protection of the United States and of no other power whatsoever.