Treaty with the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawnees, Senecas, Ottawas, Chippewas, Potawatomies, and Miamis (1815)

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Leaders from eight groups of American Indians -- most with a presence in what's now Ohio -- met, in 1815, with William Henry Harrison, Duncan McArthur, and John Graham, who were representatives of the United States government.

Following the War of 1812, the Wyandot, Lenape, Shawnee, Seneca, Ottawa, Ojibwa (Chippewa), Potawatomie, and the Miami sought to reestablish peaceful relations with the United States. Not all of these people had sided  officially with the British in the War of 1812.  However, many American Indians from these groups did not recognize these agreements, and defended themselves against a relentless onslaught of Anglo-American settler-colonists into the Ohio territory.

On September 8, 1815, the parties signed a treaty ending hostilities and formally bringing this part of the War of 1812 to a close.

See Also


  1. Anson, Bert. The Miami Indians. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1970.
  2. Hurt, R. Douglas. The Ohio Frontier: Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720-1830. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1996.
  3. Vogel, John J. Indians of Ohio and Wyandot County. New York, NY: Vantage Press, 1975.