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Bi-a jig, 1st chief,

his x mark, Pukaguno. Joseph Montre, Ist chief, Mississippi half-breeds.

Witnesses

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Peter Marksman,
Smith Hovers.

The signature of No din, or The Wind, written by his re. quest on the 3d day of August, 1847, and with the consent of the commissioners No-din, or The Wind, his x mark.

In presence of William A. Aitkin, R. B. Carlton. I approve of this treaty and consent to the same, August 3d, 1847. Fond du-lac.

Po go ne gi shik, or Hole in the day, his x mark.

Witness

William Aitkin,
D. T. Sloan.

And whereas the said treaty having been submitted to the Senate of the United States for its constitutional action thereon, the Senate did, on the third of April, eighteen hundred and forty-eight, resolve as follows:

In executive session Senate of the United States, April 3, 1848.

Amendments of

Senate.

Resolved, (two-thirds of the senators present concurring) That the Senate advise and consent to the ratification of the articles of a treaty made and concluded at the Fond du lac of lake Superior, on the second day of August, in the year 1847, between the United States, by their commissioners, Isaac A. Verplank and Henry M. Rice, and the Chippewa Indians of the Mississippi and lake Superior, by their chiefs and headmen, with the following amendmenis: Strike out of article 3 the words “ the chiefs of” wherever they occur in said article. Insert in article 3, after the words “place or places” where they first occur, the following words: and in such manner.

Strike out the 5th article of the treaty, in the following words : “ Article 5. The United States agree to establish an agency on or near the Mississippi river, at a point convenient for the Chippewas of the Mississippi, immediately after the rati. fication of this treaty, or as soon thereafter as may be, to be located at such point as the President shall direct; and the amount of annuities to which the Chippewas of the Mississippi are entitled under this and all former treaties shall be paid to them at the said agency; and the amount of their just proportion of annuities resulting from former treaties shall be delermined by the President."

7th. 1848.

Now, therefore, be it known that I, JAMES K. POLK, Ratified April President of the United States of America, do, in pursuance of * the advice and consent of the Senate, as expressed in their resolution of the third day of April, eighteen hundred and fortyeight, accept, ratify, and confirm the said treaty, with the amendments set forth in the said resolution.

In testimony whereof, I have caused the seal of the United
States to be hereunto affixed, having signed the same with my
hand.
Done at the city of Washington, this seventh day of

April, in the year of our Lord one thousand
[L. s. eight hundred and forty eight, and of the In-

dependence of the United States of America
the seventy-second.

JAMES K. POLK.
By the President:

JAMES BUCHANAN, Secretary of State.

PILLAGER BAND OF CHIPPEWA INDIANS.

JAMES K. POLK,

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

TO ALL AND SINGULAR TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME,

GREETING;

Treaty with the Pillager band of

Whereas a treaty was made and concluded at Leech lake Chippewar, con on the twenty-first day of August, in the year one thousand ruded April 21, eight hundred and forty-seven, between the United States by

their commissioners, Isaac A. Verplank and Henry M. Rice, and the Pillager band of Chippewa Indians by their chiefs, headmen, and warriors; which treaty is, word for word, as follows, to wit:

Articles of a treaty made and concluded at Leoch lake on

the twenty first day of August, in the year one thousand eight hundi ed and forty-seven, between the United States by their commissioners, Isaac A. Verplank and Henry M. Rice, and the Pillager band of Chippewa Indians, by their chirfs, headmen, and warriors.

ARTICLE 1.

Peace and friend ship to be perpet val

It is agreed that the peace and friendship which exists between the United States and the Indians parties to this treaty, shall be perpetual.

ARTICLE 2

Cession of lands to the U. States.

The Pillager band of Chippewa Indians hereby sell and cede to the United States all the country within the following boundaries, viz: Beginning at the south end of Otter Tail lake; thence southerly on the boundary line between the Sioux and Chippewa Indians to Long Prairie river; thence up said river to Crow Wing river; thence up Crow Wing river to Leaf river; thence up Leaf river to the head of said river; and from thence in a direct line to the place of beginning.

ARTICLE 3

Country ceded to be held as in

It is stipulated that the country hereby ceded shall be held dian land until by the United States as Indian iand, until otherwise ordered

by the President.

ed.

ARTICLE 4.

In consideration of the foregoing cession, the United States Annuity iD

goods for 5 years, agree to furnish to the Pillager band of Chippewa Indians an- in consideration nually, for five years, the following articles: Fifty three point oestion foregoing Mackinaw blankets, three hundred two-and-a-half point Mackinaw blankets, fifty one and a half-point Mackinaw blankets, three hundred and forty yards of gray list cloth, four hundred and fifty yards of white list scarlet cloth, eighteen hundred yards of strong dark prints, assorted colors, one hundred and fifty pounds three-thread gray gilling twine, seventy-five pounds turtle twine, fifty bunches sturgeon twine, twenty five pounds of linen thread, two hundred combs, five thousand assorted needles, one hundred and fifty medal looking glasses, ten pounds of vermillion, thirty nests (fourteen each) heavy tin kettles, five hundred pounds of tobacco, and five barrels of salt. And the United States further agree, that at the first payment made under this treaty, the Indians parties to this treaty shall receive as a present two hundred warranted bearer traps and seventy-five northwest guns.

ARTICLE 5.

be

Treaty to This treaty shall be obligatory upon the parties thereto when

obligatory when ratified by the President and Senate of the United States. In ratified by the testimony whereof, the said Isaac A. Verplank and Henry M. U. 8. Rice, commissioners, as aforesaid, and the chifs, headmen, and Farriors of the Pillager band of Chippewa Indians, have hereunto set their hands at Leech lake, this twenty-first day of Au- gust, 1847.

Signed 21st Au. gust, one thousand eight hundred and forty-seven.

ISAAC Å. VERPLANK.

HENRY M. RICE. GEORGE BONJA, Interpreter.

Aish-ke-bo-ge Koshe, or Flat Mouth, 1st chief, his x mark.
Ca-pe ma-be, or Elder Brother's Son, 21 chief, his x mark.
Nia.je-ga.boi, or La Trappe, head warrior, his x mark.
Ca.gouse, or Small Porcupine, headman, his x mark.
Pe.ji-ke, or the Buffalo, 20 warrior,

his x mark.
Ca ken-ji-wi-nine, or Charcoal, 3d warrior, his x mark.
Na bi-ne ashe, or the Bird that flies on one side,
2d headman,

his x mark. Ne ba coim, or Night Thunder, warrior, his x mark. Chang-a-so-ning, or Nine Fingers, 3d head

his x mark.

man,

Witness-GEORGE BONJA, Interpreter.

A. MORRISON,
A. R. McLEOD,
J. W. LYNDE.

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Now, therefore, be it known that I, JAMES K. POLK, President of the United States of America, having seen and considered said treaty, do, in pursuance of the advice and consent of the Senate, as expressed in their resolution of the third of April, one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, accept, ratify, and confirm the same, and every article and clause thereof.

In testimony whereof, I have caused the seal of the United
States to be hereunto affixed, having signed the same with my
hand.
Done at the city of Washington, the seventh day of

April, in the year of our Lord one thousand (L. S.] eight hundred and forty-eight, and of the In

dependence of the United States the seventy-
second.

JAMES K. POLK.
By the President:

JAMES BUCHANAN, Secretary of State.

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