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Etommee Tustunnuggee, of Cowetau, Hepocokee Emautla,
Holahtau, or Col. Blue,

Samuel Miller,
Cowetau Tustunnuggee,

Tomoc Mico, Artus Mico, or Roley McIntosh,

Charles Miller, Chilly McIntosh,

Tallasee Hajo, or John Carr, Joseph Marshall,

Otulga Emautla, Athlan Hajo,

Ahalaco Yoholo, of Cusetau, Tuskenahah,

Walucco Hajo, of New Yauco, Benjamin Marshall,

Cohausee Ematla, do. Coccus Hajo,

Nineomau Tochee, do. Forshatepu Mico,

Konope Emautla, Sand Town, Oethlamata Tustunnuggee,

Chawacala Mico, do. Tallasee Hajo,

Foctalustee Emautla, do. Tuskegee Tustunnuggee,

Josiah Gray, from Hitchatee, Foshajee Tustunnuggee,

William Kanard, do. Emau Chuccolocana,

Neha Thluco Hatkee, do. Abeco Tustunnuggee,

Halathla Fixico, from Big Shoal, Eneha Hajo,

Alex. Lasley, from Talledega, Hijo Hajo,

Espokoke Hajo, do. Thla Tho Hajo,

Emauthla Hajo, do. To mico Holueto,

Nincomatochee, do. Yah Te Ko Hajo,

Chuhah Hajo, do. No co see Emautla,

Efie Ematla,

do. Col. Wm. Miller, Thleeatchea,

Atausee Hopoie, do. Abeco Tustunnuggee,

James Fife.

do. Hoethlepoga Tustunnuggee,

Executed on the day as above written, in presence of John Crowell, Agent for Indian Affairs. Wm. F. Hay, Secretary. Wm. Meriwether. Wm. Hambly, U. S. Inter.

Whereas, by a stipulation in the Treaty of the Indian Springs, in July 25, 1825. 1821, there was a reserve of land made to include the said Indian Springs for the use of General William M'Intosh, be it therefore known to all whom it may concern, that we, the undersigned chiefs and head men of the Creek nation, do hereby agree to relinquish all the right, tittle, and control of the Creek nation to the said reserve, unto him the said William M·Intosh and his heirs, forever, in as full and ample a manner as we are authorized to do.

Big B. W. Warrior,
Yoholo Micco,
Little Prince,

Hopoi Hadjo,
Oakefuska Yohola.
Agent for Indian Affairs.

July 25, 1825.

Feb. 14, 1825. Whereas the foregoing articles of convention have been concluded Additional between the parties thereto: And, whereas, the Indian Chief, General article. William McIntosh, claims title to the Indian Spring Reservation (upon which there are very extensive buildings and improvements) by virtue of a relinquishment to said McIntosh, signed in full council of the nation : And, whereas the said General William McIntosh hath claim to another reservation of land on the Ocmulgee river, and by his lessee and tenant, is in possession thereof:

Now these presents further witness, that the said General William McIntosh, and also the Chiefs of the Creek Nation, in council assembled, do quit claim, convey, and cede to the United States, the reservations aforesaid, for, and in consideration of, the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, to be paid at the time and in the manner as stipulated, for the first instalment provided for in the preceding treaty. Upon the ratification of these articles, the possession of said reservations shall be con

sidered as passing to the United States, and the accruing rents of the present year shall pass also.

In testimony whereof, the said Commissioners, on the part of the

United States, and the said William McIntosh and the Chiefs of
the Creek nation, have hereunto set their hands and seals, at the
Indian Springs, this fourteenth day of February, in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-five.


U. S. Commissioners.

William McIntosh,

Josiah Gray,
Eetommee Tustunnuggee,

Nehathlucco Hatchee,
Tuskegoh Tustunnuggee,

Alexander Lasley,
Cowetau Tustunnuggee,

William Canard.
Col. Wm. Miller,
WITNESSES AT EXECUTION, Wm. F. Hay, Secretary. Wm. Hambly, United
States' Interpreter.

To the Indian names are subjoined a mark and seal.


June 2, 1825. Proclamation, Dec. 30, 1825.

Cession by the Osages.

Made and concluded at St. Louis, in the State of Missouri, be

tween William Clark, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Commissioner, on the part of the United States, and the undersigned, Chiefs, Head-Men, and Warriors, of the Great and Little Osage Tribes of Indians, duly authorized and empowered by their respective Tribes or Nations.

In order more effectually to extend to said Tribes that protection of the Government so much desired by them, it is agreed as follows:

ARTICLE 1. The Great and Little Osage Tribes or Nations do, hereby, cede and relinquish, to the United States, all their right, title, interest, and claim, to lands lying within the State of Missouri and Territory of Arkansas, and to all lands lying West of the said State of Missouri and Territory of Arkansas, North and West of the Red River, South of the Kansas River, and East of a line to be drawn from the head sources of the Kansas, Southwardly through the Rock Saline, with such reservations, for such considerations, and upon such terms, as are hereinafter specified, expressed, and provided for.

ARTICLE 2. Within the limits of the country, above ceded and relinquished, there shall be reserved, to, and for, the Great and Little Osage Tribes or Nations, aforesaid, so long as they may choose to occupy the same, the following described tract of land: beginning at a point due East of White Hair's Village, and twenty-five miles West of the Western boundary line of the State of Missouri, fronting on a North and South line, so as to leave ten miles North, and forty miles South, of the point of said beginning, and extending West, with the width of fifty miles, to the Western boundary of the lands hereby ceded and relinquished by

Tracts of land reserved for said Indians.

said Tribes or Nations; which said reservation shall be surveyed and marked, at the expense of the United States, and upon which, the Agent for said Tribes or Nations and all persons attached to said agency, as, also, such teachers and instructors, as the President may


proper to authorise and permit, shall reside, and shall occupy, and cultivate, without interruption or molestation, such lands as may be necessary for them. And the United States do, hereby, reserve to themselves, for- Reservation ever, the right of navigating, freely, all water courses and navigable by U. S. streams, within or running through, the tract of country above reserved to said Tribes or Nations.

ARTICLE 3. In consideration of the cession and relinquishment, aforesaid, the Annuity to United States do, hereby, agree to pay to the said tribes or nations, Indiang. yearly, and every year, for twenty years, from the date of these presents, the sum of seven thousand dollars, at their Village, or at St. Louis, as the said tribes or nations may desire, either in money, merchandize, provisions, or domestic animals, at their option. And whenever the said annuity, or any part thereof, shall be paid in merchandize, the same is to be delivered to them at the first cost of the goods at St. Louis, free of transportation.

ARTICLE 4. The United States shall, immediately, upon the ratification of this Cattle, farm. convention, or as soon thereafter as may be, cause to be furnished to the ing utensils,&c.

to be furnished tribes or nations, aforesaid, six hundred head of cattle, six hundred hogs, there. one thousand domestic fowls, ten yoke of oxen, and six carts, with such farming utensils as the Superintendant of Indian Affairs may think necessary, and shall employ such persons, to aid them in their agricultural pursuits, as to the President of the United States may seem expedient, and shall, also, provide, furnish, and support for them, one blacksmith, that their farming utensils, tools, and arms, may be seasonably repaired; and shall build, for each of the four principal chiefs, at their respective villages, a comfortable and commodious dwelling house.

ARTICLE 5. From the above lands ceded and relinquished, the following reserva- Reservations tions, for the use of the half-breeds, hereafter named, shall be made, to for half-breeds. wit: One section, or six hundred and forty acres, for Augustus Cler

Post. p. 577. mont, to be located and laid off so as to include Joseph Rivar's residence, on the East side of the Neosho, a short distance above the Grand Saline, and not nearer than within one mile thereof; one section for each of the following half-breeds: James, Paul, Henry, Rosalie, Anthony, and Amelia, the daughter of She-me-hunga, and Amelia, the daughter of Mi-hun-ga, to be located two miles below the Grand Saline, and extending down the Neosho, on the East side thereof; and one section for Noel Mongrain, the son of Wa-taw-nagres, and for each of his ten children, Baptiste, Noel, Francis, Joseph, Mongrain, Louis, Victoria, Sophia, Julia, and Juliet: and the like quantity for each of the following named grand-children, of the said Noel Mongrain, to wit: Charles, Francis, Louisson, and Wash, to commence on the Marias des Cygnes, where the Western boundary line of the State of Missouri crosses it at the fork of Mine river, and to extend up Mine river, for quantity: one section for Mary Williams, and one for Sarah Williams, to be located on the North side of the Marias des Cygnet, at the Double Creek, above Harmony; one section, for Francis T. Chardon; one section, for Francis C. Tayon; one section, for James G. Chouteau; one section, for Alexander Chouteau; one section, for Pelagie Antaya; one section, for Celeste Antaya; one section, for Joseph Antaya; one secVOL 1:1. 31


tion, for Baptiste St. Mitchelle, jr.; one section, for Louis St. Mitchelle; one section, for Victoria St. Mitchelle; one section, for Julia St. Mitchelle; one section, for Francis St. Mitchelle; one section, for Joseph Perra; one section, for Susan Larine; one section, for Marguerite Reneau ; one section, for Thomas L. Balio; and one section, for Terese, the daughter of Paul Louise; which said several tracts are to be located on the North side of the Marias des Cygnes, extending up the river, above the reservations in favour of Mary and Sarah Williams, in the order in which they are herein above named.

ARTICLE 6. Land to be

And also fifty-four other tracts, of a mile square each, to be laid off sold for certain under the direction of the President of the United States, and sold, for purposes. the purpose of raising a fund to be applied to the support of schools,

for the education of the Osage children, in such manner as the President may deem most advisable to the attainment of that end.

ARTICLE 7. Debts due by

Forasmuch as there is a debt due, from sundry individuals of the said tribes to Osage tribes or nations, to the United States' trading houses, of the U. S. trading Missouri and Osage rivers, amounting in the whole, to about the sum houses, released.

of four thousand one hundred and five dollars and eighty cents, which the United States do hereby agree to release; in consideration thereof, the said tribes or nations do, hereby, release and relinquish their claim upon the United States, for regular troops to be stationed, for their protection, in garrison, at Fort Clark, and, also, for furnishing of a black

smith, at that place, and the delivery of merchandise, at Fire Prairie, as Ante, p. 107. is provided for in the first, third, and fifth, articles of the Treaty, con

cluded on the tenth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and eight.

ARTICLE 8. Claims of the It appearing that the Delaware nation have various claims against the Delawares

Osages, which the latter have not had it in their power to adjust, and against said tribes to be set.

the United States being desirous to settle, finally and satisfactorily, all tled by U.S.

demands and differences between the Delawares and Osages, do hereby agree to pay to the Delawares, in full satisfaction of all their claims and demands against the Osages, the sum of one thousand dollars.

ARTICLE 9. Animosities of With a view to quiet the animosities, which at present exist between citizens of Mis- a portion of the citizens of Missouri and Arkansas and the Osage tribes, souri, &c. to be in consequence of the lawless depredations of the latter, the United quieted

States do, furthermore, agree to pay, to their own citizens, the full value of such property, as they can legally prove to have been stolen or destroyed, by the Osages, since the year eighteen hundred and eight, and for which payment has not been made under former treaties: Provided, The sum to be paid by the United States does not exceed the sum of five thousand dollars.

ARTICLE 10. Land reserved,

It is furthermore agreed on, by and between the parties to these to be disposed presents, that there shall be reserved two sections of land, to include the of as the Presi. Harmony Missionary establishment, and their mill, on the Marias des dent may direct.

Cygne; and one section, to include the Missionary establishment, above the Lick on the West side of Grand river, to be disposed of as the President of the United States shall direct, for the benefit of said Mis. sions, and to establish them at the principal villages of the Great and Little Osage Nations, within the limits of the country reserved to them


by this Treaty, and to be kept up at said villages, so long as said Mis-
sions shall be usefully employed in teaching, civilizing, and improving,
the said Indians.

To preserve and perpetuate the friendship now happily subsisting be- Ninth article
tween the United States and the said tribes or nations, it is hereby of treaty of fort

Clark to be in agreed, that the provisions contained in the ninth article of the Treaty full force.' concluded and signed at fort Clark, on the tenth day of November, one Ante, p. 107. thousand eight hundred and eight, between the United States and the said tribes or nations, shall, in every respect, be considered as in full force and applicable to the provisions of this Treaty, and that the United States shall take and receive, into their friendship and protection, the aforesaid tribes or nations, and shall guaranty to them, forever, the right to navigate, freely, all water-courses, or navigable streams, within the tract of country hereby ceded, upon such terms as the same are or may be navigated by the citizens of the United States.

ARTICLE 12. It is further agreed, that there shall be delivered as soon as may be, Merchandise after the execution of this treaty, at the Osage villages, merchandize to to be delivered

to Indians.
the amount of four thousand dollars, first cost, in St. Louis, and two
thousand dollars in merchandize, before their departure from this place;
and horses and equipage, to the value of twenty-six hundred dollars;
which, together with the sum of one hundred dollars, to be paid to Paul
Loise, and the like sum to Baptiste Mongrain, in money, shall be in
addition to the provisions and stipulations hereby above contained, in
full satisfaction of the cession, hereinbefore agreed on.

Whereas the Great and Little Osage tribes or nations are indebted to Amount due
Augustus P. Chouteau, Paul Balio, and William S. Williams, to a large and others, to

A. P. Chouteau
amount, for credits given to them, which they are unable to pay, and be in part paid
have particularly requested to have paid, or provided for, in the present by the U. S.
negotiation; it is, therefore, agreed on, by and between the parties to
these presents, that the United States shall pay to Augustus P. Chou-
teau, one thousand dollars; to Paul Balio, two hundred and fifty dol-
lars, and to William S. Williams two hundred and fifty dollars, towards
the liquidation of their respective debts due from the said tribes or

ARTICLE 14. These articles shall take effect, and become obligatory on the con- Treaty to be tracting parties, so soon as the same shall be ratified by the President, maitiedo

obligatory when by and with the advice and consent of the Senate of the United States.

In testimony whereof, the said William Clark, Commissioner, as

aforesaid, and the Deputation, Chiefs, Head men, and Warriors,
of the Great and Little Osage Nations of Indians, as aforesaid,
have hereunto set their hands and seals, this second day of June,
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty-
five, and of the Independence of the United States the forty-ninth.


Pahusca, or White Hair,
Chingawasa, or Handsome Bird,
Wasabaistanga, or Big Bear,
Cochestawasca, or He that sees far,

Vanonpachais, or He that is not afraid,
Khigaischinga, or Little Chief,
Wataniga, or Fool,
Jean Lafond,
Wachinsabais, or Black Spirit,
Hurachais, The War Eagle,

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