1819 : Treat of Saginaw Signed

September 24, 2018 all-day

The territorial effects of the Treaty of Saginaw.
Treaty signed : September 24, 1819.

Treaty Proclamation by the President of the United States : March 25, 1820.  Placed into law as 7 Stat. 203.

The Treaty of Saginaw, also known as the Treaty with the Chippewa, was made between Gen. Lewis Cass and Chief John Okemos, Chief Wasso and other Native American tribes of the Great Lakes region (principally the Ojibwe, but also the Ottawa and Potawatomi) on this day in 1819. Over 6 million acres, a third of the lower peninsula of Michigan was opened for legal white settlement by the treaty.

Sources :

Treaty of Saginaw Wikipedia entry

1819 Saginaw Cession and Treaty.  A chapter from the Geography of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region, GEO333, Michigan State University.

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College: Ojibwe History ACT 31 Website

Saginaw Treaty of 1819 Map courtesy of the Bay Journal.

Indian Reservations and Treaty Cessions, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University.

Treaty Cessions in Michigan

Courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan Universty.

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