Treaty of 1825
to enlarge |Artist: Mike
Sponsor: Tulsa World/Lorton
Size: 10' x 6'
Type: Oil on Canvas
Location: Senate Lobby
Upon completion of the Louisiana
Purchase, a great expansion was underway; a part of this
being the removal of the Cherokees from Georgia and Tennessee
to the Osage lands. Fighting between the Cherokees and
Osages had become a problem. Previous Osage treaties needed
to be revised to solve the problem with the Cherokees.
The treaty established a new Southern and Eastern boundary,
moving the Osages basically into Kansas. The United States
agreed to pay the Osage seven thousand dollars each year
for twenty years. The tribes could draw in either money
or goods at wholesale prices. Also they would receive six
hundred head of cattle, six hundred head of hogs, one thousand
domestic fowl, ten yoke of oxen, six carts, one blacksmith,
and a house would be built for each of the four principal
chiefs. The treaty was signed by William Clark, US Indian
Commissioner, at St. Louis in Clark's museum, by Clairmont,
principal Chief of the Osage, and sixty Great and Little
Chiefs of the Osage. Dated June 2, 1825, it was witnessed
by such notables as Pr. Chouteau, P. L. Chouteau and Edward
Coles, Governor of Illinois.
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