of peace and friendship, made and concluded at
Portage des Sioux between William Clark, Ninian
Edwards, and Auguste Chouteau, Commissioners Plenipotentiary
of the United States of America, on the part and
behalf of the said States, of the one part; and
the undersigned Chiefs and Warriors of the Poutawatamie
Tribe or Nation, residing on the river Illinois,
on the part and behalf of the said Tribe or Nation,
of the other part.
THE parties being desirous of re-establishing
peace and friendship between the United States
and the said tribe or nation, and of being placed
in all things, and in every respect, on the same
footing upon which they stood before the war,
have agreed to the following articles:
Every injury or act of hostility by one or either
of the contracting parties against the other,
shall be mutually forgiven and forgot.
There shall be perpetual peace and friendship
between all the citizens of the United States
of America, and all the individuals composing
the said Poutawatamie tribe or nation.
The contracting parties hereby agree, promise,
and bind themselves, reciprocally, to deliver
up all the prisoners now in their hands, (by what
means soever the same may have come into their
possession,) to the officer commanding at Fort
Clarke, on the Illinois river.
The contracting parties, in the sincerity of
mutual friendship, recognize, re-establish and
confirm, all and every treaty, contract, and agreement,
heretofore concluded between the United States
and the Poutawatamie tribe or nation.
In witness of all and every thing herein determined
between the United States of America, and the
said Poutawatamie tribe or nation, residing on
the river Illinois: we, their underwritten commissioners
and chiefs aforesaid, by virtue of our full powers,
have signed this definitive treaty, and have caused
our seals to be hereunto affixed. Done at Portage
des Sioux, this eighteenth day of July, in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
fifteen, and of the independence of the United
States the fortieth.
William Clark, [L. S.]
Ninian Edwards, [L. S.]
Auguste Chouteau, [L. S.]
Sunawchewome, his x mark, [L. S.]
Mucketepoke, or Black Partridge, his x mark, [L.
Neggeneshkek, his x mark, [L. S.]
Chawcawbeme, his x mark, [L. S.]
Bendegakewa, his x mark, [L. S.]
Wapewy, or White Hair, his x mark, [L. S.]
Outawa, his x mark, [L. S.]
In the presence of—
R. Wash, secretary of the commission,
Thomas Forsyth, Indian ag
N. Boilvin, agent,
T. Paul, C. M.
Manuel Lisa, agent,
John Miller, colonel Third Infantry,
Richard Chitwood, Major M.
Wm. Irvine Adair, capain Third Regiment U. S.
John A. Camero,