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Treaty with the Potawatomi Nation [1866]


An amendment was made in reference to the third article of the Treaty with the Potawatomi [1861]. The amendment stated that beneficial provisions of the treaty should extend to all adult persons of the tribe, without distinction of sex or status. This was a progressive step forward for the equal rights of female tribal members, as women were now considered head of households and legally capable of administering personal and family assets.

Citations

Kappler, Charles J. 1904. Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, II

Mosteller, Kelli. 2013. Place, Politics, and Property: Negotiating Allotment for the Citizen Potawatomi, 1861 – 1891

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