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Butte Des Morts Treaty Ground

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Little Lake Butte Des Morts just north of Lake Winnebago where Governor Lewis Cass of Michigan, and Thomas McKenney, head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (seen here arriving in a boat), met with Menominee leaders to settle their territorial disputes in 1827. Because representatives of the Oneida and Stockbridge tribes did not attend, the territorial issues were not resolved until 1831 in Washington, D.C. At that time the Menominee ceded lands between Lake Michigan and Lake Winnebago. This drawing by James Otto Lewis, who accompanied McKenney and Cass, was published as part of his Aboliginal Portfolio, 1835-1836.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:3915
Creation Date:1835   ca.
Creator Name:Lewis, James Otto
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Collection Name:Lewis, James Otto, 1799-1858 : The Aboriginal port-folio : A collection of portraits of the most celebrated chiefs of the North American Indians / by John O. Lewis)
Genre:Print
Original Format Type:prints, fine-artprints, fine-artprints, fine-art
Original Format Number:PH 350(3) # 55PH 686(3) # 55F551 M15 1827 3
Original Dimensions:17.5 x 11.5 inches17.5 x 11.5 inches6 x 4.5 inches
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Tents
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Menominee Indians
Landforms
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Fortification
Military uniforms
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