Treaty with the Potawatomis (1818)

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On October 2, 1818, the Potawatomi agreed to relinquish much of their land in Indiana. In exchange, the United States government agreed to pay them a yearly annuity consisting of 2,500 dollars. This agreement became known as the Treaty with the Potawatomi.

The Treaty with the Potawatomi, along with several other treaties between Indian tribes and the United States government during the first decades of the nineteenth century, marked ramping up of 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.

See Also


  1. Edmunds, R. David. The Potawatomis: Keepers of the Fire. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1978.
  2. Hurt, R. Douglas. The Ohio Frontier: Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720-1830. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1996.