24 July 2005
[Need link to 1832 - 1855 Treaties. Editor.]
William Penn's Treaty with Lenape Chiefs at Shackamaxon , 1682
(Edward Hicks) (Gilcrease Institute of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma)
1661-1809 1814-1829 1832-1855 1856-Present
If you see any errors or know of any additional treaties or agreements between the Delaware and the United States or between the Delaware and other tribes or nations, send them to me, Tom Hahn, firstname.lastname@example.org. Regarding errors in spelling, remember that some of the spelling may not be the same today as it was up to 200 years ago. Also, many personal names were variously spelled. Thanks to Kansas Delaware Cindy Gentry of Lawrence, Kansas for her generous assistance. Certain Munsee and Stockbridge Treaties have been included. The basic work on the treaties is now completed.
After one has read these treaties, he/she will understand better the statement made by Chief Red Cloud, Ogallala Lakota: They made us many promises. more than I can remember, but they never kept but one; they promised to take our land and they took it.
The country selected in the fork of the Kansas and Missouri River....shall be conveyed and forever secured by the United States, to the said Delaware Nation, as their permanent residence: An the United States hereby pledges the faith of the government to guarantee to the said Delaware Nation forever, the the quiet and peaceable possession and undisturbed enjoyment of the same. Treaty with the Delaware, 1829
Or, the statement made by Henry B. Whipple in "The True Policy to the Indian Tribes, ca. 1877": There is no page in our dealing with the Indians upon which we can look with pleasure.
And, the statement by Black Elk (1932) in Black Elk Speaks : Once we were happy in our country and we were seldom hungry, for the two-legged and the four-legged lived together like relatives, and there was plenty for them and for us.
Treaties, Indexed by Date
(There may be a couple of treaties that have not been linked to the individual pages, so best check the treaty pages item-by-item as well for the present. Editor)
1682 1775 1778 1785 1786 1789 1795 1803 1804 1805
1809 1814 1815 1817 1818 1825 1825
1832 1833 1839 1843 1846 1848 1850 1854 1854
1855 1856 1860 1861 1866
Links have not been checked. Published 10 July 2004. Times New Roman 12 point. Photo heck A. TH
Times New Roman 12 point. Copy Home Page Treaties 16 December 2004. Others need printing sometime. TH