Place ID: 323Title: Illinois Unceded Territory
Parent Place ID: 1Source: Stat. L, VII, 91Acreage: 2532607.6200
State: N/ACounty: N/A
Royce Number: n/aRoyce Map Title: Illinois
Transcription:"As the tribes which are now called the Miamis, Eel River, and Weas, were formerly and still consider themselves as one nation, and as they have determined that neither of these tribes shall dispose of any part of the country which they hold in common; in order to quiet their minds on that head, the United States do hereby engage to consider them as joint owners of all the country on the Wabash and its waters, above the Vincennes tract, and which has not been ceded to the United States, by this or any former treaty; and they do farther engage that they will not purchase any part of the said country without the consent of each of the said tribes. Provided always, That nothing in this section contained, shall in any manner weaken or destroy any claim which the Kickapoos, who are not represented at this treaty, may have to the country they now occupy on the Vermillion river."
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This is a territory owned by Miamis through aboriginal and recognized title, above the Vincennes Tract, outside of Indiana, and in the watershed of the Wabash River.
1805 Treaty at Grouseland
August 21, 1805
TREATY WITH THE DELAWARES, ETC., 1805. Aug. 21, 1805. | 7 Stat., 91. | Proclamation, Apr. 24. 1806. A treaty between the United States of America, and the tribes of Indians called the Delawares, Pottawatimies, Miames, Eel, River, and Weas. ARTICLES of a treaty made and entered into, at Grouseland, near Vincennes, in the Indiana territory, by and between William Henry Harrison, governor of said territory, superintendent of Indian affairs, and commissioner plenipotentiary of the United Stat...
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