Treaty of Springwells


Treaty of Springwells

The Treaty of Springwells was signed at Springwells, Michigan (near Detroit) on September 8, 1815. The agreement was signed between the United States federal government and the Chippewa, Ottawa, and Pottawatomi tribes inhabiting the Genessee County. This treaty officially ended all hostilities between the U.S. and the Native Americans dating back to after the Treaty of Detroit (1807). Based on the terms of the agreement, the United States waived all territorial rights over the Genessee County. Moreover, the U.S. agreed to restore to the Indians all of their possessions, rights, and privileges before their engaging in the War of 1812 as allies of the British. In return, the Native American tribes agreed to only place themselves under the protection of the U.S. government. The treaty also reaffirmed the Treaty of Greenville, the Treaty of Detroit, and any other accords established between both parties. The purpose of the Treaty of Springwells was to absolve the Native Americans for supporting the British in the War of 1812 and to secure their further allegiance to the United States.

ee also

*List of treaties

External links

* [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/mi/county/lapeer/gen/ch3/treaty1.html The History of Genesee County, MI - Chapter III: Indian Treaties & Reservations]


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