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The history of Columbia County, Wisconsin, containing an account of its settlement, growth, development and resources; an extensive and minute sketch of its cities, towns and villages--their improvements, industries, manufactories, churches, schools and societies; its war record, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers; the whole preceded by a history of Wisconsin, statistics of the state, and an abstract of its laws and constitution and of the constitution of the United States
(1880)

Durrie, D. S.
The public domain,   pp. [210]-230 PDF (10.1 MB)


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THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.
15, 1832, bounded on the north by the country lately ceded by the Menomonees,
and on the
south by the country ceded at the treaty at Prairie du Chien, July i9, 182?--containing
about
five millions of acres.
     i6. On the 3d of September, 1836, a tieaty was made at Cedar Point with
the Menomonees,
 by which lands lying west of Green bay, and a strip on the upper Wisconsin,
were ceded to the
 United States -the quantity of land ceded being estimated at four millions
of acres in the Green
 bay portion; on the Wisconsin river, a strip three miles wide on each side
of thexriver, running
 forty-eight miles north in a direct line, equivalent to 184,320 acres.
     17 On the 29th of July, 1837, a treaty was made with the Chippewas of
the Mississippi, at
 Fort Snelling, and the United States, the nation ceding to the government
all their lands in
 Wisconsin lying south of the divide between the waters of Lake Superior
and those of the
 Mississippi.
     i8. Certain chiefs and braves of the Sioux nation of the Mississippi,
while visiting Washing..
 ton, September 29, 1837, ceded to the United States all their lands east
of the Mississippi,, and all
 their islands in said river.
     i9. The Winnebago nation, by the chiefs and delegates, held a treaty
with the government
 at Washington, November 1, 1837.  That nation ceded all their lands east
of the Mississippi,
 and obligated themselves to remove, within eight months after the ratification
of the treaty, to
 certain lands west of the river Mississippi which were conveyed to them
by the treaty of Sep..
 tember 21, 1832.
     2o. The Oneida or New York Indians, residing near Green Bay, by their
chief and repre-
 sentative, on the 3d of February, 1838, at Washington City, ceded to the
United States their title
 and interest in the land set apart by the treaty i'ade with the Menomonees,
May 8, 1831, and the
 treaty made with the same tribe, October 7, 1832, reserving about 62,000
acres.
     21. Another treaty was made at Stockbridge on the 3d of September, 1839,
by which the
Stockbridge and Munsee tribes (New York Indians) ceded and relinquished to
the United States
the east half of the tract of 46,080 acres which was laid off for their use
on the east side of Lake
Winnebago by treaty of October 7, 1832
     22. On the 4th of October, 1842, a treatywas made at La Pointe, on Lake
Superior, with the
 Chippewas. All their lands in the northern and northwestern parts of Wisconsin
were ceded to
 the United States.
     23. The Menomonee nation, on the 18th of October, 1848, at Pow-aw-hay-kon-nay,
ceded
and relinquished to the United States all their lands in the state, wherever
situated - the gov.
ernment to furnish the nation as a home, to be held as Indian lands are held,
all the country ceded
to the United States by the Chippewa nation August 2, 1847, the consideration
being the sum of
$35o,0o0, to be paid according to the stipulations of the treaty. A supplementary
treaty was
made on the 24th of November, 1848, with the Stockbridges---the tribe to
sell and relinquish to
the United States the township of land on the east side of Lake Winnebago,
secured to said tribe
by treaty of February 8, 1831.
     24. A treaty was made with the Menomonee nation, at the falls of Wolf
river, May 12, 1854,
being a supplementary.treaty to one made October i8, 1848. All the lands
ceded to that nation
under the treaty last named was ceded to the United States --the Menomonees
to receive from
the United'States a tract of country lying on Wolf river, being townships
28, 29 and 30, of ranges
13, 14, 15, i6.
     25. A treaty was made with the Chippewas of Lake Superior, at La Pointe,
on the 3oth of
September, 1854. That nation ceded to the United States all lands before
owned by them ij
common with the Chippewas of the MVississippi - lying in the vicinity of
Lake Superior in Wip.
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