Treaty signed : September 24, 1819.
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.
1819 Saginaw Cession and Treaty. A chapter from the Geography of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region, GEO333, Michigan State University.
Saginaw Treaty of 1819 Map courtesy of the Bay Journal.
Indian Reservations and Treaty Cessions, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University.
- 1. Greenville Treaty,1795
- 2. Detroit Treaty, 1807
- 3. Foot of the Rapids Treaty, 1817
- 4. Saginaw Treaty, 1819
- 5. Sault St. Marie, 1820
- 6. Chicago Treaty, 1821
- 7. Carey Mission, 1828
- 8. Chicago Treaty, 1833
- 9. Washington Treaty, 1836
- 10. Cedar Point Treaty, 1836
- 11. La Pointe Treaty, 1842
Courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan Universty.