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Ratified treaty no. 296, treaty of July 31, 1855, with the Sault Ste. Marie, Grand River, Grand Traverse, Little Traverse, and Mackinac bands of Chippewa Indians and the Ottawa Indians. For a list of documents relating to this treaty see special list no. 6

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Ratified treaty no. 296, treaty of July 31, 1855, with the Sault Ste. Marie, Grand River, Grand Traverse, Little Traverse, and Mackinac bands of Chippewa Indians and the Ottawa Indians. For a list of documents relating to this treaty see special list no. 6
Washington, D.C.: National Archives, July 31, 1855

1. Henry C. Gilbert, U. S. Ind. Agt., to Comr. of Indian Affairs, Apr. 12, 1855, urging that the proposed negotiations with the Mich. Indians be held as soon as possible. (OIA, LR, Mackinac, G-445, 1855)

2. Comr. of Indian Affairs to Sec. of Interior, May 21, 1855, reviewing the condition of the Ottawa and Chippewa in Mich. and recommending that the President should designate a comr. to negotiate with these Indians. (ID, LR)

3. Sec. of Interior to Comr. of Indian Affairs, May 21, 1855, approving recommendation of the comr. of that date (item 2 above). (OIA, LR, Mackinac, I-966, 1855)

4. Instructions, June 6, 1855, to Gilbert. (Mich. Suptcy., LR, 1855)

5. Gilbert to Comr. of Indian Affairs, June 9, 13, 19, and July 3, 1855, concerning his plans and activities for assembling Indians under instructions of Department. (OIA, LR, Mackinac, G-469, G-473, G-478, G-484, 1855)

6. Geo. W. Manypenny, Comr. of Indian Affairs and Treaty Comr., to Sec. of Interior, Aug. 1, 1855, embodying a description of lands to be withdrawn from sale under stipulations of treaty. (OIA, LR, Mackinac, M-1563, 1855)

7. Gilbert to Comr. of Indian Affairs, Nov. 24, 1855, transmitting schedule of amendments to treaty as proposed by Indians. (OIA, LR, Mackinac, G-536, 1855)

8. Comr. of Indian Affairs to Sec. of Interior, Jan. 2, 1856, reporting on treaty. (OIA, LS, Rept. Books, vol. 9, p. 167-168)

Note: The parties to this treaty were parties to Treaty of Mar. 28, 1836.

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Ratified treaty no. 296, treaty of July 31, 1855, with the Sault Ste. Marie, Grand River, Grand Traverse, Little Traverse, and Mackinac bands of Chippewa Indians and the Ottawa Indians. For a list of documents relating to this treaty see special list no. 6, p. [1]


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