From Ohio History Central
On January 19, 1832, a group of Wyandot Indians agreed to relinquish all claims to a reservation in Ohio. The reservation consisted of sixteen thousand acres of land. The United States government agreed to pay the Wyandots twenty thousand dollars for the land. Government officials also agreed to pay the Wyandots an additional sum to compensate for any improvements such as buildings or fences that existed on the land. An appraiser was to determine this additional fee at a later date. The Wyandots agreed to move to either Canada or to another reservation in Michigan. This agreement became known as the Treaty with the Wyandots.
The Treaty with the Wyandots, along with several other treaties between Indian tribes and the United States government during the first decades of the nineteenth century, marked the slow but gradual removal of native people to land west of the Mississippi River. The removal of the Indians opened much of Ohio to settlement.
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