Treaty with the Nue-Quee-Clah-We-Muck, 1851




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Treaty with the Nue-Quee-Clah-We-Muck, 1851

Articles of a treaty made and concluded at Tansey Point, on the Columbia River, near Clatsop Plains, this seventh day of August, eighteen hundred and fifty-one, between Anson Dart, superintendent of Indian affairs, Henry H. Spalding, Indian agent, and Josiah L. Parrish, Indian subagent, on the part of the United States, of the one part, and the undersigned Wallooskee, only remaining chief of the Nue-que-clah-we-muck tribe of Indians, of the other part.


The said Wallooskee hereby cedes to the United States the tract of land included within the following boundaries, viz: Beginning at the Western extremity of Ahwahpinpin Point, near Astoria, and running thence easterly parallel within the Columbia River to a point directly south of Kathalamet Point; then south to a point directly east of Swallahlockas or Saddle Mountain; thence west to the said saddle Mountain; thence northwesterly following Lewis and Clark's River to its mouth; thence northerly along the shore of Young's Bay and Columbia River to the place of beginning. The above described land being all that is claimed by the said chief or tribe.

ART. 2.

The said Wallooskee reserves the privilege of occupying his present residence during his natural life.

ART. 3.

In consideration of the cession made in the foregoing article of this treaty, the United States agree to pay to the said Wallooskee, one thousand five hundred dollars in annual payments of three hundred dollars in money and merchandise, as follows, to wit: fifty dollars in money, two woolen coats, two pairs woolen pants, two vests, four shirts, two blankets, two linsey dresses, one blanket shawl, two calico dresses, two pairs boots, two silk handkerchiefs, one silk sash, four bags flour, ten gallons molasses, fifty pounds sugar, five pounds tea, one brass kettle, two ten-quart tin kettles, four eight-quart tin pans, one ax, one cap, two tin cups, two knives, two hoes. The above articles to be of good quality and delivered at Tansey Point aforesaid.

ART. 4.

This treaty shall take effect and be obligatory on the contracting parties as soon as the same shall be ratified by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate thereof.

In testimony whereof the said Anson Dart, superintendent: Henry H. Spalding, agent; and Josiah L. Parrish, aforesaid, and the said Wallooskee, chief of said tribe of Indians have hereunto set their hands and seals at the time and place first herein above written.




Wallooskee, Chief, his x mark. [SEAL.]

Signed, sealed, and witnessed in presence of—

Nicholas Du Bois,

W. W. Raymond,

R. Shortess,
Acting Subagent.