Miami Indian Treaties

The Miami joined in or made treaties with the United States as follows:
(1) Greenville, O., with Gen. Anthony Wayne, Aug. 3, 1795, defining the boundary between the United States and tribes west of Ohio river and ceding certain tracts of land;
(2) Ft Wayne, Ind., June 7, 1803, with various tribes, defining boundaries and ceding certain lands;
(3) Grouseland, Ind., Aug., 21, 1805, ceding certain lands in Indiana and defining boundaries;
(4) Ft Wayne, Ind., Sept. 30, 1809, in which the Miami, Eel River tribes, and 1)elawares ceded certain lands in Indiana, and the relations between the Delawares and Miami regarding certain territory are defined;
(5) Treaty of peace at Greenville, O., July 22, 1814, between the United States, the Wyandot, Delawares, Shawnee, Seneca, and the Miami, including the Eel River and Wea tribes;
(6) Peace treaty of Spring Wells, Mich., Sept. 8, 1815, by the Miami and other tribes;
(7) St Mary’s, O., Oct. 6, 1818, by which the Miami ceded certain lands in Indiana; (8) Treaty of the Wabash, Ind., Oct. 23, 1826, by which the Miami ceded all their lands in Indiana, north and west of Wabash and Miami rivers.;
(9) Wyandot village, Ind., Feb. 11, 1828, by which the Eel River Miami ceded all claim to the reservation at their village on Sugar Tree creek, Ind;
(10) Forks of Wabash, Ind., Oct. 23, 1834, by which the Miami ceded several tracts in Indiana;
(11) Forks of the Wabash, Ind., Nov. 6, 1838, by which the Miami ceded most of their remaining lands in Indiana, and the United States agreed to furnish them a reservation west of the Mississippi;
(12) Forks of the Wabash, Ind., Nov. 28, 1840, by which the Miami ceded their remaining lands in Indiana and agreed to remove to the country assigned them west of the Mississippi;
(13) Washington, June 5, 1854, by which they ceded a tract assigned by amended treaty of Nov. 28, 1840, excepting 70,000 acres retained as a reserve;
(14) Washington, Feb. 23, 1867, with Seneca and others, in which it is stipulated that the Miami may become confederated with the Peoria and others if they so desire.


Hodge, Frederick Webb, Compiler. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Bureau of American Ethnology, Government Printing Office. 1906.

Discover more from Access Genealogy

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading

Scroll to Top