1837 Treaty with the Yankton Sioux
Proclamation, Feb. 21, 1838.
Articles of a treaty made at the city of Washington, between
Carey A. Harris, thereto specially authorized by the President
of the United States, and the Yankton tribe of Sioux Indians,
by their chiefs and delegates.
Yankton tribe of Sioux Indians cede to the United States
all the right and interest in the land ceded by the treaty,
concluded with them and other tribes on the fifteenth
of July, 1830, which they might be entitled to claim,
by virtue of the phraseology employed in the second article
of said treaty.
consideration of the cession contained in the preceding
article, the United States stipulate to pay them four
thousand dollars ($4,000.) It is understood and agreed,
that fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) of this sum shall
be expended in the purchase of horses and presents, upon
the arrival of the chiefs and delegates at St. Louis;
two thousand dollars ($2,000) delivered to them in goods,
at the expense of the United States, at the time their
annuities are delivered next year; and five hundred dollars
($500) be applied to defray the expense of removing the
agency building and blacksmith shop from their present
expenses of this negotiation, and of the chiefs and delegates
signing this treaty to this city and to their homes, to
be paid by the United States.
treaty to be binding upon the contracting parties, when
the same shall be ratified by the United States.
witness whereof, the said Carey A. Harris, and the undersigned
chiefs and delegates of said tribe, have hereunto set
their hands at the city of Washington, this 21st day of
October A. D. 1837.
(The Elk’s Horn)
Ha-sha-ta (The Forked Horn)
Pa-la-ni-a-pa-pi (Struck by a Riccara)
To-ka-can (He that gives the First Wound)
Mau-ka-ush-can (The Trembling Earth)
Mon-to-he (White crane)
Ish-ta-ap-pi (Struck in the eye)
Joshua Pilcher, Indian agent.
Affairs: Laws and Treaties. Vol. II (Treaties). Compiled
and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington: Government
Printing Office, 1904.