Treaty of Lewistown (1829)

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On August 3, 1829, members of the Shawnee natives and the Seneca natives 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 natives already living on a reservation west of the Mississippi River. The United States government granted this group of about three hundred Native Americans 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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  1. Hurt, R. Douglas. The Ohio Frontier: Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720-1830. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1996.