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Treaty with the Potawatomis (1818)

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<p>On October 2, 1818, the Potawatomi Indians agreed to relinquish much of their land in Indiana. In exchange, the United States government agreed to pay the Potawatomi Indians them a yearly annuity consisting of 2,500 dollars. This agreement became known as the Treaty with the Potawatomi.</p> <p>The Treaty with the PotawatomiMiami, along with several other treaties between Indian tribes and the United States government during the first decades of the nineteenth century, marked the slow but gradual removal ramping up of native people calculated U.S. government efforts to strategically and forcibly remove the old Northwest Territory's American Indian peoples to land west of the Mississippi River. The removal of the Indians opened much of what was once known as the Northwest Territory to settlement.</p>
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