Treaty with the Kathlamet Band of Chinook, 1851




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Treaty with the Kathlamet Band of Chinook, 1851

Articles of a treaty made and concluded at Tansey Point, near Clatsop Plains, this ninth day of August, eighteen hundred and fifty-one, between Anson Dart, superintendent of Indian subagent, on the part of the United States of the one part, and the undersigned, chiefs and head-men of the Kathlamet band of the Chinook tribe of Indians, of the other part.


The said Kathlamet band of Chinook Indians hereby cede to the United States the tract of land included within the following boundaries, viz: beginning at a point of land on Young's Bay called Sl-Pim-Pin; running thence northerly and easterly, following the southern shore of the Columbia River up to Hunt's Mill; thence south on the west line of lands of the Konnaack band of Chinooks to the northern boundaries of lands of the Klatakania band of Chinooks; thence westerly, following said northern boundary and the northern boundary of lands formerly claimed by the Nue-que-elah-we-mnek band of Indians; also, all the islands in the Columbus River opposite the above-described land. The above description is intended to include all the land owned or claimed by said Kathlamet band of Indians.

ART. 2.

The said Kathlamet band reserve from the cession aforesaid, two of the islands in the Columbia River, to wit: one called Woody Island, and one called by the Indians Sky-lie-la. The said band also reserve the privilege of residing at what is called the old Kathlamet town, and of cutting timber on the land above described for their own fuel and building purposes.

ART. 3.

In consideration of the cession in the first article of this treaty, the United States agree to pay to the aforesaid Kathlamet band of Indians an annuity of seven hundred dollars for the term of ten years, as follows, to wit: one hundred dollars in money, twenty blankets, ten woolen coats, ten pairs pants, ten vests, twenty shirts, twenty pairs shoes, fifty yards, linsey plaid, one hundred yards calico, one hundred yards shirting, eight blanket shawls, one hundred pounds soap, one barrel salt, fifteen bags flour, one hundred pounds tobacco, ten hoes, ten axes, fifteen knives, twenty-five cotton handkerchiefs, one barrel molasses, one hundred pounds sugar, ten pounds tea, three eight-quart brass kettles, ten ten-quart tin pails, twelve pint cups, ten six-quart pans, ten caps, one keg of powder; all of the above articles to be of good quality and delivered at Burnie's Landing on the Columbia River.

ART. 4.

There shall be perpetual peace and friendship between all the citizens of the United States of America, and all the individuals composing the said Cathlamet band of Chinook Indians.

ART. 5.

This agreement shall be binding and obligatory upon the contacting, parties, as soon as the same shall be ratified and confirmed by the President and Senate of the United States.

In testimony whereof, the said Anson Dart, superintendent, Henry H. Spalding, agent, and Josiah L. Parrish, subagent, and the undersigned, chiefs and head-men of the said Kathlamet band of Indians, have hereunto set their hands and seals at the time and place first herein above written.




TOTILLICUM, his x mark. [SEAL.]
JOHN, his x mark. [SEAL.]
KAISHT, his x mark. [SEAL.]
LAHOHO, his x mark. [SEAL.]
MOSES, his x mark. [SEAL.]
KALUP, his x mark. [SEAL.]

Signed, sealed, and witnessed in the presence of—

Nicholas Du Bois, Secretary.
W. W. Raymond, Interpreter.
R. Shortess, Acting Subagent.
L. H. Judson.

It was agreed that Tetillicum should receive in addition to the articles mentioned in the treaty, a good double-barreled fowling-piece at the first payment as a present.