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In witness whereof, the Dessen Zu Urkund, haben above named plenipotentia. pie obengenannten bevollries have hereto affixed their machtigten hiernnter ihre names and seals.
armen und siegel gesetzt. Done at Schwerin, this 9th Gegeben Zu Schwerin, (ninth) day of December, von 9 tag des monats De. 1847.
ceinber, 1947. A. DUDLEY MANN. (L. 8.) A. DUDLEY MANN. (L. s. L. OF LUTZOW. (L. $.] L. VON LUTZOW. (L. 8.)
And whereas the said declaration of accession has been duly ratified on both parts: Now, therefore, be it known that I, JAMES K. POLK,
Proclaimed by President of the United States of America, have caused the the President of said declaration to be made public, to the end that the same, %, 1848. and every clause and article thereof, may be observed and fulfilled with good faith by the United States and the citizens thereot.
in witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington, this second day of Au
gust, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight L. s.] hundred and forty eight, and of the Independ
ence of the United States of America the seventy-
JAMES K. POLK.
James BUCHANAN, Secretary of State.
TREATIES WITH INDIAN TRIBES.
CHIPPEWAS OF THE MISSISSIPPI AND LAKE SUPERIOR.
JAMES K. POLK,
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
TO ALL AND SINGULAR TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL
COME, GREETING :
Treaty with the who Chippewas of the
of the Whereas a treaty was made and concluded at the FondMississippi and du-lac of lake Superior, on the second of August, in the lake Superior concluded 28 Au. year one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, between gust, 1947
the United States by their commissioners, Isaac A. Verplank
lac of lake Superior, on the second day of August, in the
Peace and friendship to be perpetual
It is agreed that the peace and friendship which exists between the people of the United States and the Chippewa In. dians shall be perpetual.
by the Chippewas
and lake Superior to the United
Cession of land The Chippewa Indians of the Mississipi and lake Superior of the Mississippi cede and sell to the United States all the land within the fol
od lowing boundaries, viz : Beginning at the junction of the States.
Crow Wing and Mississippi rivers, thence up the Crow Wing river to the junction of that river with the Long Prairie river, thence up the Long Prairie river to the boundary line between the Sioux and Chippewa Indians, thence southerly along the said boundary line to a lake at the head of Long Prairie river, thence in a direct line to the sources of the Watab river, thence down the Watab to the Mississippi river, thence up the Mississippi to the place of beginning; and also all the interest and claim which the Indians parties to this treaty have in a tract of land lying upon
and north of Long Prairie river, and called One-day's Hunt; but, as the boundary line between the Indians parties to this Boundary be treaty and the Chippewa Indians, commonly called “ Pilla. parties to gers,” is indefinite, it is agreed that before the United States treaty and the use or occupy the said tract of land north of Long Prairie to be settled to river, the boundary line between the said tract and the Pilla- the latter. ger lands shall be defined and settled to the satisfaction of the Pillagers.
In consideration of the foregoing cession, the United States
of the foregoing agree to pay to the chiess of the Chippewas of lake Superior cession the u. seventeen thousand dollars in specie, and to the chiefs of the toepass is the cochon Chippewas of the Mississippi seventeen thousand dollars in specie ; the above sums to be paid at such place or places as the President shall direct, and to be paid within six months after this treaty shall be ratified by the President and Senate of the United States; and the United States further agree to. And further, to pay to the chiefs of the Mississippi Indians the sum of one of the Mississippi thousand dollars annually for forty-six years; but it is agreed of $1,000 for that whenever the Chippewas of the Mississippi shall agree years. as to the schools to be established, and the places at which they shall be located, the number of blacksmiths and laborers to be employed for them, and shall request the United States to expend, from year to year, the annual payments remaining unpaid, in the support of schools, blacksmiths, and laborers, the same shall be expended by the United States for such purposes; and that Chippewas of full or mixed blood shali pended. be employed as teachers, blacksmiths, and laborers, when such persons can be employed who are competent to perform the duties required of them under this and all former treaties.
How to be en
Hall or mixed
the Chippewas to be
It is stipulated that the half or mixed bloods of the Chippewas residing with them shall be considered Chippewa in. bloods of dians, and shall, as such, be allowed to participate in all an. considered nuities which shall hereafter be paid to the Chippewas of the Chippewas. Mississippi and lake Superior, due them by this treaty, and by the treaties heretofore made and ratified.
An agency to
The United States agree to establislı an agency on or near the Mississippi river, at a point convenient for the Chippewas be established of the Mississippi, immediately after the ratification of this treaty, or as soon thereafter as may be, to be located at such point as the President shall direct, and the amount of annui.
paid ties to which the Chippewas of the Mississippi are entitled agcacy. under this and all former treaties shall be paid to them at the said agency, and the amount of their just proportion of an. nuities resulting from former treaties shall be determined by the President.
Annuities to be
This treaty shall be obligatory upon the contracting parties when ratified by the President and Senate of the United States.
Signod 2 Ac. gust, 1817.
In testimony whereof, the said Isaac A. Verplank and Henry M. Rice, commissioners as aforesaid, and the chiefs, head men and warriors of the Chippewas of the Mississippi and lake Superior, have hereunto set their hands, at the Fonddu lac of lake Superior, this second day of August, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven.
ISAAC A. VERPLANK.
Kai-ah-wan:-eda, 2d chief, his x mark, Crow.wing..
his x mark, Gull lake.
his x mark, Crow-wing. Shen-goob, 1st warrior,
his x mark, Crow-wing. Que-wish-an sish, 1st warrior, his x mark, Gull lake. Maj.c-gah-bon, 2d warrior, his x mark, Crow. wing. Kag gag.c.we guon, warrior, his x mark, Crow-wing. Mab uk-um-ig, warrior,
his x mark, Crow-wing. Nag-aun.cg a bon 2d chief, his x mark, Sandy lake. Wan jc-ke-shig.uk, chief, his x mark, Sandy lake. Kow az rum ig ish kung, warrior, his x mark, Sandy lake. Ke-che-wask keenk, Ist chief, his x mark, Lapointe. Gab im ub-be, chief,
his x mark, St. Croix lake. Kee-che-waub-ish-ash, 1st chief, his x mark, Pelican lakes. Nig-gig, 2d chief,
his x mark, Pelican lakes. Ud c kum-ag, 2d chief,
his x mark. Lac.flambeau.
his x mark, St. Croix.
his x mark, Rice lake.
his x mark, Ontonagin. Keesh-re tow-no, 2d chief, his x mark, Ontonagin. Maj.c-wo.we clung, 2d chief, his x mark, Puckaguno. Ke.che-wa-mibco-osk, 1st chief, his x mark, Puckaguno. Mong.o-sit, 3d chief,
his x mark, Fond-du-lac. Mug-un-ub, 2d chief
his x mark, Fond-du-lac. An-im-as-ung, Ist warrior his x mark, Fond du-lac. Wagb-ish-ashe, 1st chief, his x mark, Chippeway
river. Make-cen-gun, 2d chief, his x mark, Chippeway
river. Kee-wan-see, chief,
his x mark, Lac Contereille. Ten-as-see, chief,
his x mark, Puk-wa-wun. Nag-an-is, 2d chief,
his x mark, Lac Contereille.
Ke-chi-in in e, 1st warrior, his x mark, Puk-wa-wun. Ke-che-now-uj.c.nim, chief, his x mark, Turtle Portage. Bus-e-gain jis, warrior,
his x mark, Lac flambeau. Shin goob, ist chief,
his x mark, Fond du-lac. Shay-u ash-cens, Ist chief, his x mark, Grand Portage. Ud-ik-ons, 2d chief,
his x mark, Grand Portage. Me zye, 4th chief,
his x mark, Lapointe. David King, Ist chief,
his x mark, Ance. Ma-tak o.se ga, 1st warrior, his x mark, Ance. Assurcens, 2d warrior,
his x mark, Ance.
his x mark. Charles Charlo,
his x mark. Chief, Battiste Gauthier,
bis x mark.
The following signatures are those of chiefs and headmen parties to this treaty :
Ke nesh te no, chief, Trout lake, his x mark.
his x mark, Mille Lac. Aunch e be nas, 2d warrior, bis x mark, Mille Lac. Mish in nack in ugo, warrior, his x mark, Red Cedar lake. Gah nin dym a win so, Ist chief, his x mark, Sandy lake. Mis-quod ase, warrior, his x mark, Na túm e gaw.bow, 2d chief, his x mark, 1.ah-be dua.we dung, warrior, his x mark,