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On August 3, 1829, members of the Shawnee Indians and the Seneca Indians signed the Treaty of Lewistown with the United States. In this treaty, Senecas and Shawnees living at Lewistown, Ohio, gave up their claim to the land and joined other Ohio Seneca Indians already living on a reservation west of the Mississippi River. The United States government granted this group of about three hundred Indians sixty thousand acres of land in the west and a six thousand dollar advance on the sale of their Ohio lands. In addition, the United States presented the natives with blankets, plows, axes, hoes, rifles, and other supplies.
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<p>On August 3, 1829, members of the Shawnee Indians and the Seneca Indians signed the Treaty of Lewistown with the United States. In this treaty, Senecas and Shawnees living at Lewistown, Ohio, gave up their claim to the land and joined other Ohio Seneca Indians already living on a reservation west of the Mississippi River. The United States government granted this group of about three hundred Indians sixty thousand acres of land in the west and a six thousand dollar advance on the sale of their Ohio lands. In addition, the United States presented the natives with blankets, plows, axes, hoes, rifles, and other supplies.</p>
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==See Also==
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*[[Seneca Indians]]
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*[[Shawnee Indians]]
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==References==
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#Hurt, R. Douglas. <em>The Ohio Frontier: Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720-1830</em>. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1996.
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On August 3, 1829, members of the Shawnee Indians and the Seneca Indians signed the Treaty of Lewistown with the United States. In this treaty, Senecas and Shawnees living at Lewistown, Ohio, gave up their claim to the land and joined other Ohio Seneca Indians already living on a reservation west of the Mississippi River. The United States government granted this group of about three hundred Indians sixty thousand acres of land in the west and a six thousand dollar advance on the sale of their Ohio lands. In addition, the United States presented the natives with blankets, plows, axes, hoes, rifles, and other supplies.

See Also

References

  1. Hurt, R. Douglas. The Ohio Frontier: Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720-1830. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1996.