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<p>The Wea natives people were members of the Miami nativesnation, although they lived apart from the Miami nation. The United States referred to the Weas Wea as a separate tribe in the Treaty of Greeneville(1794). The Weas Wea were a small group of Native Americans American Indians who lived in Wisconsin at the time of first European contact, although they primarily occupied lands in Indiana during the era of Anglo-American colonization. They were part spoke a dialect of the Algonquian nativeslanguage -- the Miami-Illinois language. The Algonquian natives consisted "Wea" is a shortened version of various tribes that spoke similar languagestheir many recorded names. </p><p> In the late 1700s and the early 1800s, the Piankashaw natives and the Wea natives worked closely together, often sharing the same villages. In 1820, the Weas Wea sold their lands in Indiana to the United States. They remained in Missouri and Illinois until 1832, when , compelled by aggressive U.S. Indian Removal policy, they agreed to move to a reservation in Kansas. Some members of the Wea people stayed behind, along the Wabash River in Indiana. </p><p> The Wea natives did not play a major role in Ohio during the 1700s and the 1800s, but they did sign were signatories in numerous treatiesconcerning American Indian land rights and holdings in the Ohio Territory. In these agreements, the Weas Wea forfeited all claims to the their land in what is modern-day Ohio.</p><p> The Wea, along with the Piankashaw and the Kaskaskia, are a part of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, a federally-recognized tribe based in Miami, Oklahoma.</p>
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