Treaty with the Teton, 1815

Treaty with the Teton, 1815

July 19, 1815. | 7 Stat., 125. | 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 Teeton Tribe of Indians, on the part and behalf of their said Tribe, of the other part.

THE parties being desirous of re-establishing peace and friendship between the United States and the said tribe, and of being placed in all things, and in every respect, on the same footing upon which they stood before the late war between the United States and Great Britain, have agreed to the following articles:


Every injury, or act of hostility, committed 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 said Teeton tribe; and the friendly relations that existed between them before the war, shall be, and the same are hereby, renewed.

ART. 3.

The undersigned chiefs and warriors, for themselves and their said tribe, do hereby acknowledge themselves and their aforesaid tribe to be under the protection of the United States of America, and of no other nation, power, or sovereign, whatsoever.

In witness whereof, the said William Clark, Ninian Edwards, and Auguste Chouteau, commissioners as aforesaid, and the chiefs and warriors of the said tribe, have hereunto subscribed their names, and affixed their seals this nineteenth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, and of the independence of the United States the fortieth.

William Clark, Weechachamanza, the Man of Iron, his x mark, [L. S.]
Ninian Edwards, [L. S.] Ikmouacoulai, the Shooting Tiger, his x mark, [L. S.]
Auguste Chouteau, [L. S.] Uakahincoukai, the Wind that Passes, his x mark, [L. S.]
Eskatapia, the Player, his x mark, [L. S.] Washeejonjrtga, the Left-handed Frenchman, his x mark, [L. S.]
Tantanga, the True Buffaloe, his x mark, [L. S.] Monetowanari, the Bear’s Soul, his x mark, [L. S.]
Mazamanie, the Walker in Iron, his x mark, [L. S.]  
Wanakagmamee, the Stamper, his x mark, [L. S.]  

Done at Portage des Sioux, in the presence of—

R. Wash, secretary to the commission, Maurice Blondeaux,
John Miller, colonel Third Infantry, John A. Cameron,
H. Dodge, brigadier-general Missouri Militia, Louis Decouagne,
T. Paul, C. T. of the C. Louis Dorion,
Manuel Lisa, agent, Cyrus Edwards,
Thomas Forsyth, Indian agent, John Hay.