Winnebago Treaty of 1837, Payment to Individuals

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Schedule referred to in Treaty With The Winnebago, November 1, 1837

In consideration of the cession and relinquishment contained in the preceding articles, the United States agree to the following stipulations on their part.

To set apart the sum of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) for the following purposes:

To pay to the individuals herein named the sum specified for each;

To Nicholas Boilvin, six thousand dollars ($6,000); to the other four children of Nicholas Boilvin, formerly agent for said nation, four thousand dollars ($4,000) each;

To Catherine Myott, one thousand dollars, ($1,000);

To Hyancinthe St. Cyr one thousand dollars ($1,000);

To the widow of Henry Gratiot, late sub-agent of the nation, in trust for her eight children, ten thousand dollars ($10,000);

To H. L. Dousman, in trust for the children of Pierre Paquette, late interpreter for the nation three thousand dollars ($3,000);

To Joseph Brisbois, two thousand dollars ($2,000);

To Satterlee Clark, junior, two thousand dollars ($2,000;)

To John Roy, two thousand dollars ($2,000);

To Antoine Grignon, two thousand dollars ($2,000);

To Jane F. Rolette, two thousand dollars ($2,000);

To George Fisher, one thousand dollars ($1,000);

To Therese Roy, one thousand dollars ($1,000);

To Domitille Brisbois, one thousand dollars ($1,000).

These sums are allowed, at the earnest solicitation of the chiefs and delegates, for supplies and services to the nation, afforded by these individuals.

The balance of the above sum of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) shall be applied to the debts of the nation, which may be ascertained to be justly due, and which may be admitted by the Indians: Provided, That if all their just debts shall amount to more than this balance, their creditors shall be paid pro rata, upon their giving receipts in full; and if the just debts shall fall short of said balance, the residue of it shall be invested for the benefit of the nation; And provided, also, That no claim for depredations shall be paid out of said balance.

To pay, under the direction of the President, to the relations and friends of said Indians, having not less than one quarter of Winnebago blood, one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000).

To expend, for their removal to the lands assigned them, a sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars ($7,000).

To deliver to the chiefs and delegates on their arrival at St. Louis, goods and horses to the amount of three thousand dollars ($3,000); and, also, to deliver to them, as soon as practicable after the ratification of this treaty, and at the expense of the United States goods to the amount of forty-seven thousand dollars ($47,000).

To deliver to them provisions to the amount of ten thousand dollars, ($10,000); and horses to the same amount.

To apply to the erection of a grist-mill, three thousand dollars, ($3,000).

To expend, in breaking up and fencing in ground, after the removal of the said Indians, ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

To set apart the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) to defray contingent and incidental expenses in the execution of this treaty, and the expenses of an exploring party, when the said Indians shall express a willingness to send one to the country southwest of the Missouri river.

To invest the balance of the proceeds of the lands ceded in the first article of the treaty, amounting to eleven hundred thousand dollars (1,100,000,) and to guaranty to them an interest of not less than five per cent.

Of this interest amounting to fifty-five thousand dollars ($55,000,) it is agreed the following disposition shall be made;
For purposes of education, twenty-eight hundred dollars ($2,800).
For the support of an interpreter for the school, five hundred dollars, ($500.)
For the support of a miller, six hundred dollars ($600.)
For the supply of agricultural implements and assistance, five hundred dollars, ($500.)
For medical services and medicines, six hundred dollars ($600.)

The foregoing sums to be expended for the objects specified, for the term of twenty-two years, and longer at the discretion of the President. If at the expiration of that period, or any time thereafter, he shall think it expedient to discontinue either or all of the above allowances, the amount so discontinued shall be paid to the said Winnebago nation. The residue of the interest, amounting to fifty thousand dollars ($50,000,) shall be paid to said nation, in the following manner; Ten thousand dollars ($10,000) in provisions, twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) in goods, and twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) in money.


MLA Source Citation: Indian Treaties Acts and Agreements. Web. Web. 26 January 2015. - Last updated on Oct 25th, 2013


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