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Title Treaty betwe[e]n the United States of America and the sachems, chiefs and warriors of the Wyandot, Ottawa, Chippawa, Munsee and Delaware…
Date
Document Type Official Record; Treaty
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Treaty, July 4, 1805, between the United States; the Wyandot, Ottawa, Chippewa, Delaware, Munsee, Potawatomi, and Shawnee; and agents Henry Champion of the Connecticut Land Company and Isaac Mills of the Proprietors of the Sufferers’ Land, in which the tribes ceded their lands in the Western Reserve west of Cuyahoga to the companies for $18,916.67. Document contains the signatures of the commissioner (Charles Jouett), company agents, interpreters (Jasper Parrish, Whitmore Knaggs, William Walker), and witnesses (William Dean, J.B. Mower, Israel Ruland, E. Brush), and the names and marks of the tribes’ headmen and chiefs.
Names Champion, Henry (1751-1836); Jouett, Charles (1772-1834); Mills, Isaac (1767-1843)
Places Firelands, Western Reserve, Ohio, United States
Keywords land cession, land tenure, treaty, government, government relations, fort, Indian Agent, interpreter, chief
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information

FULL TITLE: Treaty betwe[e]n the United States of America and the sachems, chiefs and warriors of the Wyandot, Ottawa, Chippawa, Munsee and Delaware, Shawanee and Pottawatima Nations [manuscript]: holden at Fort Industry on the Miami of the lake, 1805 July 4

That portion of the Western Reserve of Ohio to the west of the Cuyahoga River was owned in 1805 by the Connecticut Land Company and The Proprietors of the Half Million Acres of Land Lying South of Lake Erie Called Sufferers’ Land. Because Ohio tribes still claimed this land, the companies petitioned for a U.S. commissioner to effect a land cession treaty with the Indians. Also desiring release of the territory south of the company lands, the U.S. appointed Charles Jouett to handle both issues. On July 4, 1805, two treaties were concluded, one ceding company lands and the other setting a new north-south boundary line, ceding lands desired by the U.S., and clarifying payment terms.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT oversize Ayer MS 434
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue