Articles of a treaty,
made and concluded at the Saúlt de St.
Marie, in the Territory of Michigan, between the
United States, by their Commissioner Lewis Cass,
and the Chippeway tribe of Indians.
The Chippeway tribe of Indians cede to the United
States the following tract of land: Beginning
at the Big Rock, in the river St. Mary’s, on the
boundary line between the United States and the
British Province of Upper Canada; and, running
thence, down the said river, with the middle thereof,
to the Little Rapid; and, from those
points, running back from the said river, so
as to include sixteen square miles of land.
The Chippeway tribe of Indians acknowledge to
have received a quantity of goods in full satisfaction
of the preceding cession.
The United States will secure to the Indians
a perpetual right of fishing at the falls of St.
Mary’s, and also a place of encampment upon the
tract hereby ceded, convenient to the fishing
ground, which place shall not interfere with the
defences of any military work which may be erected,
nor with any private rights.
This treaty, after the same shall be ratified
by the President of the United States, by and
with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof,
shall be obligatory on the contracting parties.
In witness whereof, the said Lewis Cass, commissioner
as aforesaid, and the chiefs and warriors of the
said Chippeway tribe of Indians, have hereunto
set their hands, at the place aforesaid, this
sixteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and twenty.
Shingaubaywassin, his x mark,
Kegeash, his x mark,
Sagishewayoson, his x mark,
Wayishkey, his x mark,
Nenowaiskam, his x mark,
Wasawaton, his x mark,
Wemiguenacwanay, his x mark,
Nabinois, his x mark,
Macadaywacwet, his x mark,
Shaiwabekaton, his x mark,
Netaway, his x mark,
Kaibayway, his x mark,
Nawoquesequm, his x mark,
Tawabit, his x mark,
Augustin Bart, his x mark.
R. A. Forsyth, secretary,
Alex. Wolcott, jr., Indian agent, Chicago,
D. B. Douglass, captain U. S. Engineers,
Æneas Mackay, Lieutenant corps artillery,
John J. Pearce, lieutenant artillery,
Henry R. Schoolcraft, mineralogist to the expedition,
James Duane Doty,
Charles C. Trowbridge,
Alex. R. Chase,
James Ryley, sworn interpreter.