Treaty with the Yankton Sioux
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
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 Yancton tribe, 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 to be under
the protection of the United States of Ameriea, and of
no other nation, power, or sovereign, whatsoever.
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
Clark, [L. S.]
Ninian Edwards, [L. S.]
Auguste Chouteau, [L. S.]
Monlori, or white bear, his x mark, [L. S.]
Waskaijingo, or little dish, his x mark, [L. S.]
Padamape, or panis sticker, his x mark, [L. S.]
Chaponge, or musquitoe, his x mark, [L. S.]
Mindalonga, partisan, or war chief, [L. S.]
Weopaatowechashla, or sun set, [L. S.]
Tokaymhominee, or the rock that turns, his x mark, [L.
Keonorunco, or fast flyer, his x mark, [L. S.]
Mazo, or the iron, his x mark, [L. S.]
Haiwongeeda, or one horn, his x mark, [L. S.]
Mazehaio, or arrow sender, his x mark, [L. S.]
at the Portage des Sioux, in the presence of—
Wash, secretary to the commission,
John Miller, colonel, Third Infantry,
H. Dodge, brigadier-general Missouri Militia,
Manuel Lisa, agent,
Thomas Forsyth, Indian agent,
John A. Cameron,
R. Paul, C. T. of the commission,
John Hay, interpreter.
Affairs: Laws and Treaties. Vol. II (Treaties). Compiled
and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington: Government
Printing Office, 1904.