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Treaty with the Wyandot, Etc. [1814]


Agreed to and signed at present Detroit, Michigan, the Treaty of Spring Wells was the last in a long line of peace compacts intent on ratifying previous treaties. Formally exonerating the Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi for their participation in and alliance with Great Britain during the War of 1812, it also secured the United States’ patronage to the Three Fires Council.

The true impact of the treaty and need for amicable relations between parties are evident in its signatories. Tribal delegates were not randomly selected to attend the negotiations, but diligently chosen based on their reputation and past aggression toward the U.S.

Citations

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

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