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Satz, Ronald N. / Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters
volume 79, No. 1

Appendix 4: treaty with the Chippewa, 1842,   pp. 171-176 PDF (1.4 MB)


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                             Appendix 4
                    Treaty With the Chippewa, 1842.
Articles of a treaty made and concluded at La Pointe of Lake Superior, in
the
  Territory of Wisconsin, between Robert Stuart commissioner on the part
of the
  United States, and the Chippewa Indians of the Mississippi, and Lake Superior,
  by their chiefs and headmen.
                                  ARTICLE I.
  The Chippewa Indians of the Mississippi and Lake Superior, cede to the
United
States all the country within the following bounderies; viz: beginning at
the mouth
of Chocolate river of Lake Superior; thence northwardly across said lake
to intersect
the boundery line between the United States and the Province of Canada; thence
up said Lake Superior, to the mouth of the St. Louis, or Fond du Lac river
(including
all the islands in said lake); thence up said river to the American Fur Company's
trading post, at the southwardly bend thereof, about 22 miles from its mouth;
thence
south to intersect the line of the treaty of 29th July 1837, with the Chippewas
of
the Mississippi; thence along said line to its southeastwardly extremity,
near the
Plover portage on the Wisconsin river; thence northeastwardly, along the
boundery
line, between the Chippewas and Menomonees, to its eastern termination, (estab-
lished by the treaty held with the Chippewas, Menomonees, and Winnebagoes,
at
Butte des Morts, August 11th 1827) on the Skonawby River of Green Bay; thence
northwardly to the source of Chocolate river; thence down said river to its
mouth,
the place of beginning; it being the intention of the parties to this treaty,
to include
in this cession, all the Chippewa lands eastwardly of the aforesaid line
running
from the American Fur Company's trading post on the Fond du Lac river to
the
intersection of the line of the treaty made with the Chippewas of the Mississippi
July 29th 1837.
                                 ARTICLE II.
  The Indians stipulate for the right of hunting on the ceded territory,
with the
other usual privileges of occupancy, until required to remove by the President
of
the United {542} States, and that the laws of the United States shall be
continued
in force, in respect to their trade and inter course with the whites, until
otherwise
ordered by Congress.
                                 ARTICLE III.
  It is agreed by the parties to this treaty, that whenever the Indians shall
be required
to remove from the ceded district, all the unceded lands belonging to the
Indians
of Fond du Lac, Sandy Lake, and Mississippi bands, shall be the common property
and home of all the Indians, party to this treaty.
                                 ARTICLE IV.
  In consideration of the foregoing cession, the United States, engage to
pay to
the Chippewa Indians of the Mississippi, and Lake Superior, annually, for
twenty-
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