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OSAGE TREATY.
CONCLUDED SEPTEMBER 25, 1818.
SUMMARY.

Source: The Oklahoma Red Book By Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Seth K Corden, William B Richards
Compiled by Seth K Corden, Published by s.n., 1912

Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer

Art. 1. Boundary Cessions.
Art. ll. Consideration.
Art. lll. Provisions for Ratification.
A treaty made and concluded by and between William Clark, Governor of the Missouri Territory, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, and commissioner in behalf of the United States, of the one part; and a full and complete deputation of considerate men, chiefs and warriors, of all the several bands of the Great and Little Osage Nation, assembled in behalf of their said Nation, on the other part, have agreed to the following articles.

Art. 1. Whereas, the Osage Nations have been embarrassed by the frequent demands for property taken from the citizens of the United States, by war parties, and other thoughtless men of the several bands, (both before and since their war with the Cherokees,) and as the exertions of their chiefs have been ineffectual in recovering and delivering such property, conformably with the condition of the ninth article of a treaty entered into with. the United States, at Fort Clark, at tenth of November, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eight; and as the deductions from their annuities, in conformity to said article, would deprive them of any for several years, and being destitute of funds to do that justice to the citizens of the United States which is calculated to promote a friendly intercourse, they have agreed, and do hereby agree, to cede to the United States, and forever quit claim to the tract of country included within the following bounds, to-wit: Beginning at the Arkansas river, at where the present Osage boundary line strikes the river at Frog bayou; then up the Arkansas and Verdigris, to the falls of the Verdigris river; thence eastwardly to the Osage boundary line, at a point twenty leagues north from the Arkansas river, and with that line to the place of beginning.

Art. 2. The United States, on their part,, and in consideration of the above cession, agree. in addition to the amount which the Osage Nation do now receive in money and goods, to pay their own citizens the full value of such property as they can legally prove to have been stolen or destroyed by the said Osage Nation, since the year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fourteen; provided that same does not exceed the sum of Four Thousand Dollars.
Art. 3. The articles now stipulated will be considered as permanent additions to the treaties now in force between the contracting parties, as soon as they shall have been ratified by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate of the United States.
In witness whereof, the said William Clark, commissioner as aforesaid, and the considerate men and chiefs aforesaid, have hereunto subscribed their names, and affixed their seals, at St. Louis, this twenty- fifth day of September, in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eighteen, and of the independence of the United States the forty third.
William Clark.
Canlenonpe, his X mark.
Viobabice, his X mark.
Thebonache, his X mark.
Chonqueauga, his X mark.
Voipoqua, his X mark.
Mannansoudhe, his X mark.
Nequivoire, his X mark.
Nantagregre, his X mark.
Manshepogran, his X mark.
Pachique, his X mark.
Tacinshe, his X mark.
Voiletonchinga. his X mark.
Voisabevoiquanddague, his X mark.
Nanchache, his X mark.
Thequalanan, his X mark.
Theoueoudhe. his X mark.
Nihecounache, his X mark.
Voidenoche, his X mark.
Conchestuvoilla, his X mark.
Naquidatonga, his X mark. .
Voltanigua, his X mark.
Huquevolre, his X mark.
Hurathi, his X mark.
Houneagon, or the Gentleman, his X mark.
Hoquithevoico. his X mark.
Volscaudhe. his X mark.
Thedocavoichipiche, his X mark.
Voithevoihe, his X mark.
Mitaniga, his X mark.
Thecanique, his X mark.
Voiblsonthe. his X mark.
Nicananthevolre, his X mark.
Honhonquecon, his X mark.
Tanhemonny, his X mark.
Sandhecasn, his X mark.
Paheksaw, or the White Hairs, his X mark.
Kohesegre, or the Great Tract, his X mark.
Nichenmanee, or Walking Rain, his X mark.
Tadhestjaudesor, or the Wind, his X mark.
Niheudheque, or Sans Orelllez, his X mark.
Caniquechaga. or the Little Chief, his X mark
Grinachie, or the Sudden Appearance, his X mark.
Voinasache, or the Raised Scaip, his X mark.
Dogachiga, his mark.
Tahechiga. his X mark.
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of:
Plerre Chouteau.
Plerre Menard, indian Agent.
John Ruland, Sub-Agent.
Paul Loise, lnterpreter Osage. J. T.
Honore, indian lnterpreter.
Merlwether Lewis Clark


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