Term: Ho-Chunk Treaty of 1837
Agreement negotiated Nov. 1 at Washington, D.C., under which they ceded all their remaining lands east of the Mississippi and agreed to western removal; in practice, however, so many Ho-Chunk returned to Wisconsin in the following decades that it was never effectively enforced.
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[Source: Kappler, Charles Joseph, 1868-1946. Kappler's Indian affairs: laws and treaties. (Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1904-1979). vol. II, pp. 498-500; online at http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler/]