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Treaty of Greene Ville
Description: Line drawing of the principle figures in the painting "The Signing of the Treaty of Greene Ville" (1945) by Howard Chandler Christy. Each figure is numbered and the name of the individual is listed. On August 3, 1795, leaders of the Wyandot, the Delaware, the Shawnee, the Ottawa, the Miami, the Eel River, the Wea, the Chippewa, the Potawatomi, the Kickapoo, the Piankashaw, and the Kaskaskia tribes formally signed a treaty with Anthony Wayne and the American army. The natives agreed to relinquish all claims to land south and east of a boundary that began roughly at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, while the whites agreed to relinquish their claims to land north and west of the line, although the natives permitted the Americans to establish several trading posts in their territory. The United States also provided the Indians with $20,000 worth of goods for signing the treaty. The American government also agreed to give the natives $9,500 every year in goods. The painting shows Little Turtle, a Miami Chief, presenting a ceremonial wampum belt to Anthony Wayne. The belt is on display at the Ohio Historical Society. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05244
Subjects: Treaty of Green Ville (1795); Ohio History--Settlement and Early Statehood; Greenville, Treaty of, 1795
Places: Greeneville (Ohio); Darke County (Ohio)