TREATY WITH THE POTAWATOMI
December 10, 1834
Proclaimed March 16, 1835
Articles of a Treaty made and concluded at a camp on Tippecanoe river, in the State of Indiana, between William Marshall, Commissioner on the part of the United States and Muck Rose, a Chief of the Potawattamie tribe of Indians, and his band, on the tenth day of December, in the year eighteen hundred and thirty- four.
ART. 1. The above named chief and his band hereby cede to the United States, six sections of land reserved for them by the second article of the treaty between the United States and the Pottawattamie Indians on Tippecanoe river, on the twenty-sixth day of October, in the year, eighteen hundred and thirty-two.
ART. 2. The above named chief and his band agree to yield peaceable possession of the said sections of land to the United States within three years from the date of the ratification of said treaty of eighteen hundred and thirty-two.
ART. 3. In consideratin of the cession aforesaid the United States stipulate to pay to the above named chief and his band, four thousand dollars in goods at the signing of this treaty, and an annuity of one thousand dollars for two years, the reciept of which former sum of (four hundred dollars in goods) is hereby acknowledged.
ART. 4. This treaty shall be binding upon both parties from the date of its ratification by the President and Senate of the United States.
In testimony whereof, the said William Marshall, commissioner on the part of the United States, and the above named chief and his band, hereunto subscribed their names the day and year above written.
Muck Rose, his x mark,
Paw-tisse, his x mark,
Sis-see-yaw, his x mark,
Wau-pish-shaw, his x mark,
Koo-tah-waun-nay, his x mark.
J. B. Duret, secretary,
Henry Ossem, interpreter,
J. B. Boure, interpreter,
John B. Intrais,
Joseph Barron, principal interpreter,
Ed. note: The treaty dated October 26, 1832 referred to in articles 1 and 2 was ratified on January 21, 1833. This treaty calls for Muck Rose and his band to leave their homes by January 21, 1836.
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Kappler, Charles J., ed. Indian Treaties 1778-1883. Mattituck, New York, Amereon House, 1972.