Marker 77: Treaty of the Cedars

© Photographed August 28, 2016
Erected 1958 by Wisconsin Historical Society
Little Chute, Outagamie County, Wisconsin
44° 16.878′ N, 88° 19.674′ W

The Treaty of the Cedars was concluded on the Fox River near here September 3, 1836. Under the treaty the Menominee Indian nation ceded to the United States about 4,000,000 acres of land for $700,000 (about 17 cents per acre). The area now contains the cities of Marinette, Oconto, Appleton, Neenah, Menasha, Oshkosh, Wausau, Wisconsin Rapids, Stevens Point and many others. The six-day meeting ended in a spirit of mutual respect and fairness. Governor Dodge said, “I view it as a matter of first importance to do the Indians ample justice in all our treaty stipula­tions,” and Menominee Chief Oshkosh later affirmed, “We always thought much of Governor Dodge as an honest man.” The treaty was proclaimed February 15, 1837, and the Indians began moving to their new homes west of the Wolf River.
The marker is located at a roadside turnout on eastbound West Main Street / Wisconsin Highway 96, at its intersection with Washington Street, Little Chute, Wisconsin 54140.

NOTE: The marker is not visible from the road; however, it's easy to find because of the "Historical Marker" signs indicating its location.

Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties: Treaty with the Menominee, 1836

The Menominee Treaty at the Cedars, 1836, by Louise Phelps Kellogg

See also, Treaty of the Cedars, also at this location.

 Looking south from the marker location along the Fox River,
with the North Washington Street bridge in the distance.

 Treaty of the Cedars, also at this location.

 Treaty of the Cedars to the left and Marker 77: Treaty of the Cedars
visible in the distance, to the right.

Plenty of signage leading to the marker location.

The marker is located in Little Chute, Wisconsin.

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