Treaty with the Sioux of the Lakes
July 19, 1815.
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 Sioux of the Lakes, on the
part and behalf of their Tribe, of the other part.
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
injury, or act of hostility, committed by one or either
of the contracting parties against the other, shall be
mutually forgiven and forgot.
shall be perpetual peace and friendship between all the
citizens of the United States of America and all the individuals
composing the said tribe of the Lakes, and all the friendly
relations that existed between them before the war, shall
be, and the same are hereby, renewed.
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, and of no other nation, power, or sovereign, whatsoever.
witness whereof, the said William Clark, Ninian Edwards,
and Auguste Chouteau, commissioners aforesaid, and the
chiefs and warriors of the aforesaid tribe, 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.
Clark, [L. S.]
Ninian Edwards, [L. S.]
Auguste Chouteau, [L. S.]
Tatangamania, the Walking Buffaloe, his x mark, [L. S.]
Haisanwee, the Horn, his x mark, [L. S.]
Aampahaa, the Speaker, his x mark, [L. S.]
Narcesagata, the Hard Stone, his x mark, [L. S.]
Haibohaa, the Branching Horn, his x mark, [L. S.]
at Portage des Sioux, in the presence of—
Wash, secretary to the commission,
John Miller, colonel Third Infantry,
T. Paul, C. T. of the C.,
Edmund Hall, lieutenant late Twenty-eighth Infantry,
J. B. Clark, adjutant Third Infantry,
Manuel Lisa, agent,
Thomas Forsyth, Indian agent,
Jno. W. Johnson, United States factor and Indian agent,
John A. Cameron,
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties. Vol. II (Treaties).
Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington:
Government Printing Office, 1904.