Treaty with the Sioux of St. Peter's River
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 Chiefs and Warriors
of the Siouxs of the river St. Peter’s, on the part
and behalf of their said Tribe, on 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 tribe of the Siouxs of the river St. Peter’s;
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
tribe to be under the protection of the United States,
and of no other power, nation, or sovereign, whatsoever.
testimony whereof, the said William Clark, Ninian Edwards
and Auguste Chouteau, commissioners as 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.]
Enigmanee, that Flies as he Walks, his x mark, [L. S.]
Wasoukapaha, the Falling Hail, his x mark, [L. S.]
Champisaba, the Black War Club, his x mark, [L. S.]
Manpinsaba, the Black Cloud, his x mark, [L. S.]
Tatarnaza, the Iron Wind, his x mark, [L. S.]
Nankanandee, who puts his foot in it, his x mark, [L.
at Portage des Sioux, in the presence of—
Wash, secretary of the commission,
John Miller, colonel Third Infantry,
H. Paul, C. T. of the C.
John T. Chunn, brevet major of the U. S.Army,
Edmund Hall, lieutenant late Twenty-eighth Infantry,
Manuel Lisa, agent,
Thomas Forsyth, Indian agent,
J. W. Johnson, United States Factor and Indian agent.
John A. Cameron,
Affairs: Laws and Treaties. Vol. II (Treaties). Compiled
and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington: Government
Printing Office, 1904.