James Madison Papers

From James Madison to United States Congress, 25 January 1817

January 25. 1817

To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States.

I lay before Congress, copies of ratified Treaties between the United States and the following Indian Tribes.

First. The Wex and Kickapoo.

Second. The united Tribes of Ottawas, Chipawas, & Potowotomies, residing on the Illinois and Melwakee rivers and their waters, and on the Southwestern parts of lake Michigan

Third. That portion of the Winnebago tribe residing on the Ouisconsin river

Fourth. The Sacks of Rock river and the adjacent country

Fifth. Eight bands of the Siouxs, composing the three Tribes called the Siouxs, of the leaf, the Siouxs of the Broad leaf and the Siouxs who shoot in the pine tops.

Sixth. The Chickasaw tribe of Indians

Seventh. The Cherokee tribe of Indians

Eight. The Chactaw tribe of Indians

Congress will take into Consideration how far legislative provisions may be necessary for carrying into effect, Stipulations contained in the said Treaties.

James Madison

DNA: RG 233—LRHR—Legislative Records of the House of Representatives.

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