Treaties

 

     This section contains three versions of the 1836, 1837, 1842, and 1854 Treaties between the United States and the Ojibwe bands in which they ceded lands in northern Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota but retained the right to hunt, fish and gather on he lands they sold. The 1854 Treaty also provided for permanent reservations.
      The three versions include the web version, a Kappler’s printed version and the  Senate Report version. The web version is designed for online viewing and can be downloaded. The Senate Report version contains what was actually submitted to Congress be ratified as a statute and often contains more information, such as letters from the Commissioners to the President at the time. The Senate Report version, therefore, can provide more legislative history in regard to the treaty and negotiations than does the printed version.

     A resource for treaties is the Indian Affairs Laws and Treaties Index compiled and edited by Charles Kappler available at http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler/.

 

Treaty with the Ottawa etc. May 28 1836. 7 Stat 401. Kappler Print Version

Treaty with the Ottawa etc. May 28 1836. 7 Stat 401. Kappler Web Version

1836 Treaty. Senate Report.pdf

 

Treaty with the Chippewa. July 29 1837. 7 Stat 536. Kappler Print Version

Treaty with the Chippewa. July 29 1837. 7 Stat 536. Kappler Web Version

1837 Treaty. Senate Report.pdf

 

Treaty with the Chippewa. Oct 4 1842. 7 Stat 591. Kappler Print Version

Treaty with the Chippewa. Oct 4 1842. 7 Stat 591. Kappler Web Version

1842 Treaty. Senate Report.pdf

 

Treaty with the Chippewa. Sept 30 1854. 10 Stat 1109. Kappler Print Version

Treaty with the Chippewa. Sept 30 1854. 10 Stat 1109. Kappler Web Version

1854 Treaty. Senate Report.pdf