Treaty with the Wyandots (1842) (Upper Sandusky)

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On March 17, 1842, the Wyandot (Huron) agreed to relinquish all claims to land in Ohio and Michigan. This territory consisted of approximately 114,140 acres of land, with most of it in the northwestern corner of Ohio. To compensate the Wyandot, the United States government agreed to provide 148,000 acres of land west of the Mississippi River. In addition to the land, government officials also agreed to provide the Wyandot with a yearly payment of 17,500 dollars. This agreement became known as the Treaty with the Wyandot.

The Treaty with the Wyandots is also known as the Treaty of Upper Sandusky. Along with several other treaties between American Indians and the United States government during the first decades of the nineteenth century, marked the 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. Carpenter, Roger M. The Renewed, the Destroyed, and the Remade: The Three Thought Worlds of the Huron and the Iroquois, 1609-1650. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2004.
  2. Hurt, R. Douglas. The Ohio Frontier: Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720-1830. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1996.
  3. Tooker, Elisabeth. An Ethnography of the Huron Indians, 1615-1649. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1991.
  4. Vogel, John J. Indians of Ohio and Wyandot County. New York, NY: Vantage Press, 1975.