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Treaty of September 19, 1827
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A treaty between the United States and the Potawatamie Tribe of Indians.
In order to consolidate some of the dispersed bands of the Potawatamie 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.
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.
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.
Mixs-a-bee, his x mark
Shee-ko-maig, or marsh fish, his x mark
Pee-nai-sheish, or little bird, his x mark
Kne-o-suck-o-wah, his mark
Mais-ko-see, his x mark
A-bee-ta-que-zic, or half day, his x mark
Ko-jai-waince, his x mark
Sa-kee-maus, his x mark
Mitch-e-pe-nain-she-wish, or bad bird; his x mark
Ma-tsai-bat-to, his x mark
Ne-kee-quin-nish-ka, his x mark
Wa-kai-she-maus, his x mark
Peerish Moran, his x mark
Mee-she-pe-she-wa-non, his x mark
O-tuck-quen, his x mark
Que-quan, his x mark
Wai-sai-gau, his x mark
O-kee-yau, his x mark
Me-shai-wais, his x mark
In presence of:
John L. Leib
R. A. Forsyth
Benj. B. Kercheval
G. W. Silliman
James J. Godfroy
T. T. Smith
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