Treaty with the Yankton Sioux, 1815




Treaty with the Yankton Sioux, 1815

July 19, 1815. | 7 Stat., 128. | 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 Yancton 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 Yancton tribe, and all 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 to be under the protection of the United States of Ameriea, 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 aforesaid, have hereunto subscribed their names and affixed their seals, this nineteenth day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen, and of the independence of the United States the fortieth.

Wm. Clark, Weopaatowechashla, or sun set, [L. S.]
Ninian Edwards, [L. S.] Tokaymhominee, or the rock that turns, his x mark, [L. S.]
Auguste Chouteau, [L. S.] Keonorunco, or fast flyer, his x mark, [L. S.]
Monlori, or white bear, his x mark, [L. S.] Mazo, or the iron, his x mark, [L. S.]
Waskaijingo, or little dish, his x mark, [L. S.] Haiwongeeda, or one horn, his x mark, [L. S.]
Padamape, or panis sticker, his x mark, [L. S.] Mazehaio, or arrow sender, his x mark, [L. S.]
Chaponge, or musquitoe, his x mark, [L. S.]  
Mindalonga, partisan, or war chief, [L. S.]  

Done at the Portage des Sioux, in the presence of—

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