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Term: Ojibwe Treaty of 1837

Definition: Agreement negotiated July 29 at St. Peters, Minn. (Fort Snelling), with the Ojibwe, who ceded the northern lands that flowed southwest toward the Mississippi, but retained fishing and hunting rights on it.

[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. 491-492; online at]
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