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TREATY WITH THE PIANKESHAWS. 1804. 83 Teta Buxika, Hocking Pomskann, Bokongeheias, Tomaquca, or the Beaver. Alimee, or Geo. White Eyes, Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Jno. Gibson, Secretary to the Com. missioner. Henry Vanderburgh, one of the Judges of the Indiana Territory. Vigo, Colonel of Knox County I. T. Militia. B. Parker, Attorney General of the Indiana Territory. Jno. Rice Jones, of the Indiana Territory. Robert Buntin, Prothonotary of Knox County, Indiana Territory. Geo. Wallace, Jun. of the Indiana Territory. Antoine Marchal, of I. T. Joseph Barron, interpreter. Edw’d. Hempstead, Attorney at law. I do certify that each and every article of the foregoing treaty was carefully explained and precisely interpreted by me to the Delaware chiefs who have signed the same. (Signed) _JOHN GIBSON. To the Indian names are subjoined a mark and seal. A T R E A T Y Between the United States of America, and the Piankes/zaw tribe Aug. 27, 1804. qi, FP€O(2aT8?g0n' 8 . , - Tm: President of the United States, by William Henry Harrison, mmigggd J°”· Governor of the Indiana territory, superintendent of Indian affairs; and ’ ' commissioner plenipotentiary of the United States, for concluding any treaty or treaties which may be found necessary with any of the Indian tribes north west of the river Ohio; and the chiefs and head men of the Piankeshaw tribe, have agreed to the following articles, which when ratified by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall be binding upon the said parties. Aivrrctn 1. The Piankeshaw tribe relinquishes, and cedes to the Cessionof land United States for ever, all that tract of country which lies between the *0 We U- S- Ohio and Wabash rivers, and below Clark’s grant; and the tract called the Vincennes tract, which was ceded by the treaty of Fort Wayne, and a line connecting the said tract and grant, to be drawn parallel to the general course of the road leading from Vincennes to the falls of the Ohio, so as not to pass more than half a mile to the northward of the most northerly bend of said road. ARTICLE 2. The Piankeshaw tribe acknowledges explicitly the right Acknowledg. of the Kaskaskia tribe to sell the country which they have lately ceded ¤¥¤¢¤¢ of the, to the United States, and which is seperated from the lands of the f;§;']:i:;*:fSI;Hs' Piankeshaws by the ridge or high land which divides the waters of the certain land. Wabash from the waters of the Saline creek; and by that which divides the waters of the said Wabash from those which flow into the Au-vase and other branches of the Mississippi. ARTICLE 3. An additional annuity of two hundred dollars shall be Additional anpaid by the United States to the said tribe for ten years, in money, nuitywbe paid merchandize, provisions, or domestic animals, and implements of hus- :23,; gigs' bandry, at the option of the said tribe; and this annuity, together with years. goods to the value of seven hundred dollars, which are now delivered to them by the commissioner of the United States, is considered as a full compensation for the above-mentioned relinquishment. Awrrcma 4. The United States reserve to themselves the right of