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VOL. I.
THE IOWA NEWS,
It NJBUSHED WEEKLY, BT
COB1ELL, KINO & RUSSELL.
TERMS OF ADVERTISING.
far M« §4U«re, let lnterti«u,
Each Mtoeouenl insertion,
A liberal deduction will be made to yearly ad
vertisers.
(^jr
tl 00
60
All advertisements sent to this office for in
sertion, without the number of insertions marked
thereon, will, at the option of the Edilors, be con
iuued till ordered out, and charged accordingly.
(fc^-Letters to the Editor* must be POST-TAID.
ALEX'It. W. M'GRBGOR,
Attorney a* Iiaw,
DAVENPORT, W TERRITORY,
WILLtheSupreme
attend to the business of hi« profession
in and District courts of the
Territory.
JOHN TUKNEY,
JUIonwf and Counsellor at Law^
GALENA, ILLINOIS.
T. S. WILSON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND SOLICITO* IX CHANCES*
DU BUQUE, (W. T.)
OFFERS
his professional services to the citi­
zens of DuBuque and the adjacent counties
of Wisconsin territory. He will also regularly at
tend courts in Jo Daviess county, Illinois.
November 16, 1836.—28- tf
P. H. Engle,
Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery,
IFFERS hia professional services to the cit
izens of Du BUQUE, DES MOINE and IOWA
counties.
0
July 27,1836. 12-tf
Chas. 5. Hempstead,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, GALENA, ILL.
1ITILL continue to practice in the several
courts in IOWA and Du BUQUE counties
W. T. Office on Bench street, adjoining
dwelling, in Galena.
August 17,1836. 8tl5
William W. Coriell,
ATTORNEY AT LAWI
If
DU BUQUE, W. T.
Do Buque, June 3, 1837.
DR. JOEL C. WALKER,
LATE or CIRCLEVILLF., OIII0,
(fij
Fort Madison, Lee Comity, W. T.
A CARD.
iD®@w©ia
As
MSSMZM
''TENDERS his services to the citizens of
Du Buque and vicinity, in all the branch
V. of MEDICINE, SURGERY, and MIDWIFERY,
I He may be found at all times at the Du Buoue
Hotel, when not professionally engaged.
Du Buque, June 8,1836. 5—tf
Doctor John Stoddard,
RETURNS
his sincere thanks to the citizens
o£DQ JBuque, for the liberal share of pub
Iitfpatronage which he has received, and takes
this opportunity of informing them, that he in
tends a permanent residence in DU BUYIJFC.,
and hopes, from skill and attention, to merit a
continuance of the patronage he has already re-
To prevent misunderstandings, and silence
false reports, he herewith presents a list of his
charges for medicine and professional services,
by which he has heretofore been, and will here
after be, governed.
Visits in town by day, 1 dollar: by night, 2
dollars: ex officio services, one dollar per hour:
obstetrical services and attendance from 10 dol
lars to 50, as the case may be. Consultations
with other physicians fee 10 dollars, adding
mileage when in the country, in all cases in
the day, 1 dollar, in the night, double.
The fees in surgical eases, will be regulated
according to the importance of the case. ME
dicines, Emetics, and Cathartics simple, 25
cents, compound one dollar Febrifuge pulver
simple, 12 1-2 cts., compound S
SSSft Tonic.,--SE
IO OHO QOllAif
dose Tincture from 50 to 75 cts. per oz. Epis
pastic from 50 cts. to one dollar all other me
dicine* in proportion.
Those laboring under Cronic diseases ot tne
Liver, Dyspepsia, Scroffula, King's Evil,
White Swelling, Rheumatisms, and particu
larly Females laboring under Uterine diseases,
may possibly derive benefit by consultation and
advising with Joe
tor JOHN STODDARD.
Du Buque, May 11« 1836. ltf
Ready-made Clothing,
Calicoes, Fancy Gooqp,
Hard-Ware, Groceries*
Boots, Shoes, Tin Ware,
Ani* general supply of Goods calculated to
suit the wants of the inhabitants of the mining
eoantrv. All of which he will sell very low
for cash or lead.
Nov. 3, 1836 30-tf
O N
f£-4Y&ACKS Com, received per steam boat
Felton, aad for sale by
Jan*
10,1837. SCOTT k TAYLOR.
SMVT
q.iTfn«.wnw Boots, Shoes, Caps, and variety
9t Clothing, suitable for the season, which he will
sell moderate terms at his store in Peru, fcr
aSk Mineral, or lead.
JOB PRINTINO.
THE office of the 'IOWA NEWS' being well sup
plied with Job Type, the pwpriciois aie prepare
to execute on the shortest notice all kinds of
Ulahtj atrti JFancj)
JOB PRINTING,
SUCH AS
Blank* of nil kind". BI1U of Lading,
Bnsinete and Vultlng Card*,
Ball Ticket*, Labels Ac.
nn "WARSAW'S
CELEBRATED Remedy for the cure of Ague
similar
priCe
$1 25
Stoie.
THE
settle their accounts.
March 8,1837. 44
l-
AS on hand a well selected assortment
of FALL AND WINTER GOODS,
MMirting in part of
Cand Fever, Chills and Fever, Cake in the I Gov. Dodge immediately on their arrival, and
side and many other diseases of the West India |informed him that the Indians who had come
Islands and
Subscribers have just opened that large
and commodious house at the corner of Alain
and O'Conncll St.-eets. The house has been im
proved at considerable expense, and is now ready
for the accommodbtion of Travellers, Boarders,
and Families.
No trouble nor expense will be spared to render
it a house of comfort and convenience to those who
will favor him with a call. His table will be deck
ed with the varieties of the season, and his bar
with the choicest of liquors.
July 15-7-ay. T. FANNING & CO,
ALL
persons indebted to the concern of John
Regan &.
Co. are hereby notified to come for
ward and settle their accounts by note or other
wise, and those having any demands against us,
will present them for settlement. As we are clo
sing up business we hope our friends will attend to
this without further notice.
July 29. JOHN REGAN & CO.
BLASTING POWDER.
a UST received 10 Kegs Blasting l'owder, by
HEMPSTEAD & LORIMIER,
June 15,1837.
NOTICE.
ALL
persons indebted to the es'ate of Ilosea
T. Camp, deceased, are requested to make
immediate payment to the undersigned ami those
havingclaims against said estate are hereby notifi
ed to present thein.
F. K. O'FERRALL, Adm'r.
SARAH CAMP, Adm'r.
June 21, 1837. 4-tf
Miners' Bank of Du lliique.
NOTICE
IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT LONY
dollars on each share of the Capital Stock of
the Miners' Bank of Du Buque, will be required
to be paid, to the President and Directors of said
Bank at their office in .the town of Du Bwnie,
on the second Monday in October next fifty pei
cent, of said instalment to be paid in specie.
By order of the Board.
E. LOGKWOOD, President.
June 3,1837. 1-tf
NEW SPRING & SUMMER
Wassortment
E are now receiving a arge and handsome
of Spring and Summer GOODS,
to which we would respectfully invito the atten
tion of those who want cheap Goods.
O'FERRALL St GRAHAM.
June 3, 1837. tf
V'li.
ALL
CORN MEAL.
SACKS Corn Meal, received per s.
Fulton, and for sale low for cash by
June 10, 1837. SCOTT & TAYLOR.
20
BOOTS & SHOES.
A
LARGE assortment of Coarse and Fine
Boots, coarse and fine shoes, ladies' and chil
dren?'shoes of all description, of a superior quali
ty, for sale by •. E. LOCK WOOD.
June 24. 4tf
EMBOSSED CASSINETTS.
RECEIVED
.nnlo 19 1.2 cts.. compound 25 cents tide for gentlemens' pantaloons, which will be sold
diseases of the United Slates (with them could not go into council with him
per bottle, for at WM. MYERS'S to-day. At their suggestion, therefore, and
June 17. 3-3m jat the solicitation of Mr. Warren, the Govern
or postponed the meeting of the council until
9 o'clock to-morrow morning.
per S. B. Smelter, 5 cases Em­
bossed Cassinetts, a new and fashionable ar-
1OT ra,tRAI
PAINTED MUSLINS.
-g
rv PIECES of fashionable Painted Muslin,
Iff for ladies summei dresses, just ree'd and
for sale by O'FERRALL & GRAHAM.
June 3. l-f|
NEW GOODS.
Er
LOCK WOOD is now opening iu4hs New
Store, opposite his old stand, on Main St.
it large and well selected assortment of SPRING
AND SUMMER GOODS, just received from
New York and Philadelphia, to which he invites
the attention of customers.
June 10. 2-tf
NOTICE,
To pertmu wishing to purchase property in J)u
Buque.
THERE
f0BbM
rniMtn, Groceries, See.
prf|HE subscriber has received by late arrivals, in
addition to hi* former stock of Goods, a large- ..
%nd general aiMrtme.it of Provisions, Groceries, JV
Liquors, Dry Goods, Hard-ware, Hollow-ware, are'
M. W. POWER8.
P«H, Nov. 23,1836. 29-tf
are now in market, 75 LOTS, imme­
diately in front of the Town, and situated
on the bank of the Mississippi River. The sit
nation handsome, and before/hTbeHeVedT"^^ toother," and that he
cipal P"1 fnr the improvement of wished them now to advise with each other, to
property
re
the towii' tots can
ble terms
to those wlo will make improvements
O'FERRALL.
Dn Buquq May 11, 1836. ltf
NOTICE
1^-
ALL
fl
NOTICE.
Peifcns indebted to the subscriber either
'h TSTnti XT?
l»e
IOWA NEWS.
PRINTED AND Pl'BLISHED HTEEKL1', B1 COBIELL, KING & RUSSELL, MAIN STREET, AT «3 FEB ANHttJltt IF PAID IN ADVANCE, OR S4 AT THE END OF T*E VEAIIj
CHIPPEWA TREATY.
Proceedings of a Council held by Governor
DODGE, with the Chiefs and Head Men of
the Chippewa Nation of Indians, near Fort
Snelling, at the confluence of the St. Peters
and Mississippi Rivers. Wisconsin Territo
ry, commcncing on the 20th July, 1837.
Governor Dodge was informed this morning
that seventy-five or eighty Indians belonging
11 Ticket*, La esc. to four or five different bands from Lakes de
O^rders from a di»»nco must be
accompanied
jFlambeau CoutereiHe La l0inte,
I
with the ca»h, or some responsi e ie erence given.
Mr-
He then addressed the Indians thus: My
Children of the Chippewa Nation, assembled
here: I have been informed that since I last
met yon, your people, whose absence had
prevented the proceeding with our Council
have arrived here. I wish now to learn from
you if this is the case, and whether you are
ready to proceed. I have before made a pro
position to you, which those then present have,
I presume, communicated to you, who have
recently arrived, for the purchase of a portion
of your tcrritor}'. You have deferred giving
me an answer until your friends should arrive,
and as I believe they are now all here. I will
renew my proposition to you, and will shew
you a map explaining which part of yohr coun
try it is I wish to buy.
I will now place the map before me, and
wish the chiefs and head men, and particular
ly those from that part of the country which I
wish to purchase, to wit: Lakes De Flam
beau and Coutereille, nnd the Chippewa, St.
Croix and Rum River, to come forward and
examine it with me, as I direct it to be ex
plained, and after this examination I wish you
to inform me, whether or not you will sell this
country to me.
Ghe-bish-ghe-kon. ("The Buffalo, from Lake
Superior,) replied: We have comc from a dis
tance, and but lately arrived here, and what
TVFnTirii1 you have proposed to us, we want more time
11"
1
1
t0
THOSE indebted to th firm of John Re- jg
gan & Co., are requested to come forward and
DU BUQUE, UPPER MISSISSIPPI LEAD MINES, WISCONSIN TERRITORY, SATDRDAY, SEPTEMBER 2,1837.
TUESDAY, July '25th.
&C.
had juStarriVed,aeeompanied by the sub-agent
Bushnell, and Mr. Warren, the trader at
Thp«!
gentlemen waited upon
WEDNESDAY, July 26.
On meeting in Council this morning, in ad
dition to the Ojibbeways who had been pres
ent before, a large number of others appeared.
The following are the bands to which they be
long, and the names of the Chiefs.
From Lac de Flambcau---Na-wa-ghe-wa,
"The Knoe," O-gc-ma-gn, "The Dandy,"
Pa-se-quan-gis, "The Commissioner," Wa
be-ne-me-ke, "The W bite Thunder," Pish
ka-ga-ge, "The White Crow."
Lake Coutereille.—We-non-ga-be, "The
Wounded Man," and Ke-wa-se, "The Old
Man."
La Pointe, on Lake Superior. —Ghe-bish
ghe-kon, "The Buffalo," and Ta-qua-ga-nai,
"Joining Lodges."
Gov. Dodge directed that in the future pro
ceedings in the treaty, Stephen Bonga and
Patrick Quinn should interpret the English
language into Chippewa, and Scott Camp
bell and Iran Baptiste Dube, from Chippewa
into English.
think about. The notice you have given us
rat})0r
too short. Let us wait another day,
an to.morrow we WM
be able to give you our
and to-morrow we will be able to give you our
answer.
The Governor (Iirecfeo it to be said to them,
that they could examine the map and have it
explained to them consult each other between
this and to-morrow morning, and he prepared
then to give him an answer that lie did not
wish to hurry them, hut that he had already
waited patiently during several days, and was
anxious lo bring the business to a close as soon
as possible that he would now be glad to hear
any thing from any of the Chiefs who rnigl^
wish to speak to him. and that if they desire
it, he would remain during the whole day fr
that purpose. He ll^en explained the map ful
ly to the Chiefs and principal men, and re
peated to them that he had been informed that
the country he wished to get from them, was
very destitute of game, and of little value for
agricultural purposes, but that it abounds ill
pine timber, for which their great father the
President of the United States, wished to pur
chase it front them for the use of his white
children that he would give them a fair price
for it that he wished them to understand the
map, and to enable them to do BO, had men
tioned and pointed out to them natutal boun
daries, commencing at the mouth of ^rf'iw
Wing river, then to the source of the St. Croix
river, thence to the head waters of the JV'8
consin and down said river to the Plover Port
age, where the line dividing the territory from
the other Indians commenced while onithe
west the tract would be bounded by the Mis
sissippi river that he wished them to be pre
pared to-morrow to give him an answer wheth
er they would sell the land, and their price for
i that he wished them all to go home satisfi
ed, so that when they met their people there
they might not be ashamed to tell them what
they had done that so many bands of their
nation from such remote parts of it had never
If 1 IL TUAL lid
un'te an('
act
wished them to consult together this evening,
and select out of their number two chiefs in
whom they had confidence, to speak for them
that he wished to meet them all in council, but
that not more than two should speak, to save
time, that they should direct the two speakers
IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT I HAVE, „,KJ,
associated in business my brother W. L. I what to say to him although they were ol
Lock wood, aid the business in future will be con- different bands, yet they were of the same na
ducted underihe firm of J. H. &. W. L. Lockwood
1 all perso# having unsettled accounts with me, jje
n
reqaeaedfo settle the same by-note °r»therwise.
and
had talked together, and had chosen a speaker.
After waiting half an hour and none of the
other chiefs having spoken, the Governor a
gain took occasion to urge upon the Chippe
ways the necessity of being at peace with the
Sioux.
Several chiefs came forward to ask ques
tions respecting the map of the country wish
ed to be purchased, and seemed to understand
and be satisfied with it. The council adjourn
ed till to-morrow.
THURSDAY, July 27th.
The Council met at 11 o'clock, A. M.
Ma-ghe-ga-bo, (TheTrapper) and Pa-goona,
...
n e
have listened closely to the words the chiofs
have told me to say to you.
My father, when we first met here, we smo
ked and shook hands together. Four times we
have gone through the same ceremony, and
now, on the fifth, we have coine to give you
an answer. 1 stand here to represent the chiefs
of the different bands of my nation, and to tell
shew your generosity towards us. 1 he
VVe have understood you will pay us in
goods and money for our lands, and we wish
to know n/w how much you will givi us for
them.
v
finger counts ten. For so many years we wisj^
you to pay us an annuity. A Iter that our gra
children, who will havo grown up, can spe'
for themselves. We will consult with our fa
thers, (the sub-agents) and ask them what is
the value of the land, and what annuity we
ought to receivc for sixty years.
My father, take the land you ask from us.
Our chiefs have good hearts. Our women havo
brought the half breed* among us. They are
v
together as one people that he
wished them
to consult together this evening.
their interests were in common that
wi8hed
them all to be satisfied with what
8ho||U bfl done lhat their great
v i-i a J.k'ihk oq if Preaidentof the United State®, would be just
Prairie dufo.en, Oct. 4th. ta3o. 29-tf them
-.
father, the
and tha, thcy ahoM be jtJ8t towards
each other—that in their consultations he de-
s i e e y s o u e e e e i a e e
k„
^cir
witTnllrtse'ca'u 'relatives, and be just towards their traders,
would now I. glad to hea' an,
tra,ier8.
i|^
re 0
will now shew you the tree we wish to (gelling tli
i poorf and wc wish them to be provided for I value of our
1. This is the decision of the chiefs,
e have met here this morning we have
adeup our ininds to comply with your
"ies. My father, we will not look hack at
what has happened before, but will begin our
business anew with you from this day. What
you propose to give us, we wish to share only
with our half breeds, that our people may en
joy the benefits of it. We will hold firmly
what you give us that nobody may get it from
us. My father, we once more recommend
our half breeds to your kindness. They are
very numerous. We wish you to select a
place for them on this river, where they may
live and raise their children, and have their
joys of life. If I have well understood you
now 3
My father, we understand you have
we can remain on the lands and hunt there.-- asked of them, und they w ish you now to grant
told that our country is not gL to cultivate hjs^««
It is not true. There is no better ground to
(J^ll
wi „,„U11U
cultivate than it until you get up to where the asked" me° what i
pine region commences. J"bite
wlio agree to sell you the land will now rise. |®"81 .®.[?
(They did so, to the number of thirty and up- 1
k
I will repeat what the chiefs have to say to half an hour had passed, the warriors and
you, and keep this paper for that purpose. braves to the number of several hundred, high
My father, the Great Spirit has given us a i ly painted, with tomahawks and spears in their
ciear sky to talk together to-day. Wo must hands, carrying before them the war flag of
now rest, and when we meet again we will their nation, and the flag of the United States,
speak further. \dancing round the flags, to ths sound of their
Gov. Dod«re. Do you wish me jte
give you drums,with an occasional whoop were seen advan
my answer this evening, or wait until to-mor- ing toward the bower where ihtcouncil ivas held,
row mominr? Answer—To-morrow morning, i When they had come near the place where the
Gov. Dodge. It is proper for me to explain Governor was sealed, Mage*ga-bo and Ma*
to you, that your great father never buys land jgo-bai, two of the principal warriors advanced
for a term of years. I will agree that you shall and after shaking hands with him, Ma-go-bai
have the free use of the rivers and the privilege said: My father, you see before you to-day the
of hunting on the lands you are to sell, during
1
e a s u e o i y o u o a i i u e i n u u v
pe-shig, (The hole in the Day,) came forward jthese lands, you must sell them as all theoth- you. My father, the Great Spirit looks upon
as speakers in behalf of their nation. er Indian nations have done, and I tell you us all. The Master of life made all the diner
Ma-ghe-ga-bo, was dressed in the full In- this now that you may not hereafter say I have jent bands of our nation, and we are brothers.
Jian costume, naked, with the exception of his deceived you. Your great father has sent me My father, the warriors of our people wish to
leggings, breech cloth and flapp, highly paint- (here to treat yon as his children—tb^pay you
My father, in all the country we sell you, for tobacco, for blacksmiths, iron, &c„ and
....„L i.«u .hcf Ji.iM, rriwa for mills and millers to grind the corn you may
we wish to hold on to that which gives us
life—the streams and lakes where we fish, and
the tree from which we make sugar. I have
hut few words to say, but they are the words
of the chiefs, and very important. The being
who created us, made us naked. He gave you
and your people knowledge and power to live
well. Not so with ns we had to cover our
selves with moss and rotten wood, and you
must sh
i chiefs
(be
ed with red, his hair hanging loosely on his thewholc valueofyourlands,aud not to deceive ed our youngmen, women, and children. They
shoulders, a coronet of the feathers of the bald !you in any thing I may do or say. If you con- liivo made our hearts glad, by being among
eagle placed on his head by the chiefs, and se- suit with your two fa'thers, (.the sub-agents) us. VVt owe a debt to our traders and desire
veral medals hung around his neck. He ad- jit is my wish that they may do vou justice.
vanccd to the Governor, and with the map be- You have spoken frequently of your half-j poor, and ttot able to do them justice without
fore him, pointing to it with his finger, said: breeds. It is a good principle in you to wish the assistance of our great father. When you
My father, this is the country which is the to provide for them, but you must do so in mo- said you wished io buy our land your children
home of your children. 1 have covered it with ney, and cannot give them land. You have were pleased. We thought you would give
a paper, (he had done so) and so soon as I re-! mentioned that you wish to receive one half I us a great deal, for the land and the tree you
move that paper the land shall be yours. I may agree to give you in money, and the other want and that wo should then be able to pay
hall in goods. I do not object to this, but have
a proposition to make to you now, which I
wish you to consider. Your great father re
commends that you should take from year to
year in part payment for your lands, certain
sums of money to provide teachers to educate
your children and make them wise like white
people. Farmers to teach you to cultivate the
vou that they agree to sell you the land you ground, for agricultural inipteinents, and seeds
^ant to plant in the earth, for provisions and salt,
raise. If you consent to this, let me know ear
ly to-morrow morning.
FRIDAY, July 28.h, 1837.
The Council met at 12 o'clock. After smo
king and shaking hands—
Aish-ke-boge-kho-zc, (Flat Mouth) said—
My lather, you children are willing to let you
havo their lands, hut wish to reserve the pri- (jhippewas present gave toki
making sugar from the trees, and L.
tU
getting their living from the lakes and rivers
preserve. This is it (placing an oak sprig up- th y have heretofore done, and of remain
jon the table.) It is a different kind of tree j„a jn the country. It is hard to give up the
from the one you wish to get from us. Every ]aud. It will remain and cannot be destroyed,
jtiuie the leaves fall from it, we will count it
1
but you may cut down the trees, and others
ias one winter past. I will grow up. You know we cannot live dc
My father: You have told us what you pnvetl of lakes and rivers. There is some
want, and I answer you in the name of the gumo on the laud yet, and for that we wish to
chiefs. I am no chief, but a warrior, and the
remain
badge that I wear is to make me respected by trees and eat the bark. 1 lie Great Spirit a
my people
YV
hove made the earth, and causcs it to produce
that which enables us to live.
Gov. Dodge then directed the interpreter
to say to thern As the lands belong to you, I
wish you to tell me what you wish me to pay 'JTicy cannot look back and change,
you for it. If your cannot come to a conclu-j My father, the Great Spirit above placed
sion among yourselves, I would recoiuinend
you to ask aid of your fathers (the sub-agcnis
us
tjji3 land and wo want some benefit from
J||100!1
sa|0 0f
it if
we
Vineyard & Bushnell.) But if you can deter- would not sell it, and wo want that benefit
mine among vourselves, do so. ourselves. I did not intend to speak what I
Ma-ghe-ga-bo-My father, If you offer us say is the languuge of the chiefs. 1 was not
money and goods we will take both. You see in council yesterday, because^ was not well,
mo count my fingers, (countingsix.) Every
ir children are rejoiced to see
the agents lie
re to-day, one of whom is to live
on Lako Supeiior, and the other on the Mis
sissippi, to keep peace in the country. We
lands,
that
our young nwn, women,
^hey are here, and have left many of their chil- and children may go home withitheir hea had been purchased by the Go
flifeZbeli 1 ud tliein. We wish to divide with at ease We will wait to hear w*at you offer
us is enough. Lou
My father, there are many of your children
here from a distance, and among thcin
what they say is tho opinion and wish of the j)and
people living there. They tell me to say t° |,een i,erei
you that they have granted a privilege to some j^i^g
men of cutting timber on their lands, for which idersj
We have heretofore got our living on them, i request. .... .. 'ceive what was intended to be presented as
been
We hope your people will notact towardsours Gov. acknowledgment of hjs station as dilef. Pish,
as your forefathers did towards our
on the lands, and you will
wj
000
half in ea
fi
number of our villages. The Great Spirit (as in llie treaty.)
£*r»A nt A a il,.. i. S 1« A n n jl 1 S /ett 4 SI it I 1. aL ajI oaahAAlri mjm
first made the earth thin and light, but it has
now become heavier. We do not wish to dis
appoint you and our great father beyond the
mountains in the object you had in coming here.
Wc therefore grant you the country you want
NO. 14.
principal warriors who have spoken with you
the pleasure of your groat father. If you sell {sino you have invitedyour children to meet
just. Our traders have clothed andsdpart­
fthat
they should be paid. our children are
our traders. My father, the hearts of our war
riors were yesterday made learn, and a dark
cloud passed over our eyes, when we heard
what was said to you. My Father, we do not
wish to displease you: you have been kind to
us since we have been hcrj, and your looks
have always been pleasant. If you will not
pay what we owe to our traders, we will re
turn to our country, and live upon our lands.
We now wait for your answer.
The Governor replied: Your great father is
much pleased to find that his red children wish
to bo just, and will assist you to pay whatyoU
owe to your traders. I will give seventy thou
sand dollars to pay your debts, in addition to
the ,{800,000 which I promised to give your
people and half breeds. Your father will,*
therefore, without taking any thing from that
which you were to receive satisfy your traders.
After the Governor had ceased speaking, all
token of eatisfac
hicli had been
made. The Governor then said—
an
i'
l"%—
asgcnl
ij
l0
,i,e
offe
w
..
Nothing more is now necessary but to reduce
what has been agreed upon to writing. The
Secretary will prepare the papers, and we will
meet ag.'.in the afternoon, that the chiefs may
touch ilie quill.
Ma-ge-ga-bo then requested, in the name
of all the braves, permission to hold a dance
upon it. Sometimes we scrape the ,inder the walls o'f Fort Snelling. The request
having been granted, the gates of the fort were
closed by the orders of Capt. Scott, as a mat-
I I I i e o e a u i o n About tlireo hundred braves
My lather, we would long ago have agreed I inull0diatcly afterwards commenced the dance,
to let you have the lands, but whon wo agreed jn
upon any point, therj have been people to whis
per in our ears—to trouble and distract ns.
What the chiefs said yesterday they abide by.
n
could derive none, wo
I have heard many thing# said—that we were
iroinsr to put out the fires of the white people
:oiintry—that wo were going to send the
of it but 1 know nothing about it,
)uak, it is not with sugar in my
jov satisfaction that their
in token of their joy and satisfaction that their
wishes had been acceded lo. This appeared
to us to be intended as the greatest compliment
and token of respect that could he paid by the
Indians to the Commissioner it also aflbrded
the warriors opportunity to boast of their deeds
of bravery, to lull how inan^^Blps they had
taken from their enemies, UIK^MOUX.) Wo
observed a great many of the Sioux standing
near the ground where the dance was held,
looking on with an air of apparont indifference,
and listening quietly as each warrior success
ively related his feats of arms, in the pauses of
the dance. After the danco was ended, the
Chippewas again assembled in council for the
purpose of signing the treaty which had been
prepared by the Secretary of the Commission.
After many ol'thc chiefs had touched the quill,
the interpreter was directed to ask
Pisli-ka-ga-ge, (The White Crow,) to put
his signature to the paper. This chief, (froui
Lake de Flambeau had not spoken during tho
are pleased that our agents may estimate the holdhifj of the council, although he had corns
country which
overnment, and
influential chief
for the lands, and will then make you our an- jn j)and VVIiite Crow having advan
swer. We will depend upon our two fathers
from lhat
part of the Ci.ippewa
wa(J under'stood t0 be tho nlost
t|
^ntTH tlie^e lands for the use of his
My father, you will now see all your chil- i JJ. ,,rommend U,e manner in which it CHICACO.—According to the Democrat, ps®
dren in whose behalf 1 speak. AH the chiefs he naid to vou. For that part of your ilished in that city, it now
i
„rovide you With blacksmiths,
After 'the Governor had finished speaking,
the council was adjourned.
SATURDAY, July 29th, 1837.
There were present about twenty ohieffe at
l7„m"nd fileThS^ZTo^.'.n'.lirS'.bc1'J.ningofLcouncil «hi. "0,.%. Af
villages within its limits are now present, tho ter the pipe was passed aino-tg hem, Gov.
number of the villages (nineteen) is marked Dodge said, he was now ready to proceed
on this paper, and I present it to you in ac with the business before them, and wished to
knowledgment that we grant you the land, know whether tbev had agreed to accept tlte
This piece (retaining in hTs hand another piece price he had offered them for tje land they had
of paper) we will keep, because we wish to sold U. their great father, and whether they
say something more on it. At the conclusion would accept the payment in the mannerhs
of this treaty, you will ask us to touch the had offered them The newspiper. W
quill, but no doubt you will grant us what wo cd unwilling to make an immed fa e I u our netzkbors don't take none."—&*. Stor.
ask before 'we
jtq,
At th^?pd ef twatJT" talked among themselves jo -a l#jr«ttMjs»vA4,w J0Ul
i
ce(j an(j s|ia| e„
(agents) to interest themselves for us and jy. father, while the chiefs of my people have
will submit it to them whether what you offer
8peaj( on
are
i,ands with the Governor, said:
wji||
you, I have yet said nothing. But
inu8i
„0t suppose that lam unable to
|,roper occasions, or that my people
do not
three chiefs from the Chippewa river, and |anj ja
listnn. The Great Spirit looks upon me,
not
displeased when I tread upon the
0CCupied
by iny forefathers. Since I have
my mind
given t0 tho
own hut! with great attention to your chiefs from Leech then said, My father, I now
as vou do Lake. I will make known to your great falh-,
v tst ni-.ike suirar ,, __7. »*_ A_.: i i—
that you will always treat us kindly as you do '^ne. W... KNOW. e i o u n i n e e n e n a n a o e
er your request to be permitted to niaKe sugar jj
has been disturbed by the
0f inany
people, (alluding to the tra-
so t|iat
they are paid in tobacco and ammunition for am pleased willi what the chiefs have
hunting. They wish you not to break their
I was not satisfied to speak to
Baj(1 and w|,at
has been done.
word with these people, but to allow thein to rj.jie Governor then said, as Pish-ka-ga-ge did
cut timber. They have granted you all you notarrive in time to receive any of the presents
principal chief., he shall vet
q„ju
ecretaryf
be
allowed dumijj
louc
Pared
presented as Ml
touch
(touching the pen in the hand
ft|r. Van Antwerp) aod at the Sam*
all the whiskey in your posse*
The remaining chiefs then present signed
t0
^h '0 buy, I offer you the habitant, 40 or 50 lawyers, 30 or 40 physi-
propose to givo you an cians, 12 public houses, 128 stores, 3
t. .i. sum oi i i —j -™il nrocei
wards.) Ma-ghe-ga-bo, then raised the paper,""J" years of $20,000 in goods papers, and "a quantity of small
he had placed over the map, took Gov. DoJgc
lie had placed over the map, took Gov. Dodge half i" each, or all in goods if
by the hand, and continued. My father, I will choose' to provide $3,000 a year for the
not let go your hand until I have counted the
ch, or all in goods if coft^ houMS,y^KSsK'iraK
800.
1""
return to their country.
contains
8000 tn-
and the postmaster's salary about $3000 Chi,
cago is one of the towns which has sp sp
iL. xahiral ailVlfllaflM
in adav a. It wew bn
of iu locality, and HJ.
who have emigrated hither will prevent anj
immediate check to .its prosperity.
QUICK wirrsD.—An Irishman, sav« the Ediito
i4UKK wrrT*» accidentally broken a psuie
IBs could loi'tout of the way, when he was.
Linwed and sailed by the proprietor, who exclaim^
1?! "'rou brake my window, fellow, (lid you netl?
«Tote
1
rfd»" *aid
Pat'"aiMl
toe running home for money to pay for It?* ..
A ooo EzcesK.—A woman came tooar oMii
few days since to beg a paper, "bepauM,** tud~
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