Treaty with the Piankashaw, 1815





Treaty with the Piankashaw, 1815

July 18, 1815. | 7 Stat., 124. | Ratified, Dec. 26, 1815.

A treaty 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 Piankishaw Tribe or Nation, on the part and behalf of the said Tribe or Nation, of the other part.

The parties being anxious 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.

ART. 2.

There shall be perpetual peace and friendship between all the citizens of the United States of America and all the individuals composing the Piankishaw tribe or nation.

ART. 3.

The contracting parties, in the sincerity of mutual friendship, recognize, re-establish, and confirm, all and every treaty, contract, or agreement, heretofore concluded between the United States and the said Piankishaw tribe or nation.

In witness of all and every thing herein determined between the United States of America, and the said Piankeshaw tribe or nation: 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 of America the fortieth.

William Clark, [L. S.]

Ninian Edwards, [L. S.]

Auguste Choteau, [L. S.]

La-ma-noan, or the Axe, his x mark, [L. S.]

La-mee-pris-jeau, or Sea-wolf, his x mark, [L. S.]

Mon-sai-raa, or Rusty, his x mark, [L. S.]

Wa-pan-gia, or Swan, his x mark, [L. S.]

Na-maing-sa, or the Fish, his x mark, [L. S.]

Done at Portage des Sioux, in the presence of—

R. Wash, secretary to the commissioners, Jacques Mette,
Thomas Forsyth, Indian agent, Louis Decouagne,
N. Boilvin, agent, John A. Cameron, sworn interpr’t’rs.
T. Paul, C. C. M. F. Duchouquet, United States interpreter, W.
Maurice Blondeaux, Louis Bufait, Indian interpreter,
John Hay, J. Bts. Chandonnai, interpreter,
John Miller, colonel Third Infantry, W. Knaggs,
Richard Chitwood, major mounted, Antoine Bondi,
Wm. Irvine Adair, captain Third Regiment Jean Bt. Massac, his x mark.
U. S. Infantry.  
Cyrus Edwards,  
Saml. Solomon,