The negotiations primarily involved the Delaware tribe but included other tribes as well.
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However, the negotiations excluded the Shawneewho were minor inhabitants of the area and had ly been asked to leave by Dating Fort Worth TX woman War Chief Little Turtle. Territorial Governor William Henry Harrison negotiated the treaty with the tribes. The treaty led to a war with the United States begun by Shawnee leader Tecumseh and other dissenting tribesmen in what came to be called " Tecumseh's War ".
The treaty has two nicknames in popular American culture: the "Ten O'clock Line Treaty of " and the "Twelve Mile Line Treaty", both of which are associated with the disparate parcels of land defined by the treaty. The first nickname comes from tradition that says the Native Americans did not trust the surveyors' equipment, so a spear was thrown down at ten o'clock and the shadow became the treaty line.
The Twelve Mile Line was a reference to the Greenville Treaty and the establishment of a adult dating Yuma 'line' parallel to it but twelve miles further west.
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In Harrison began to push for a treaty to open more land for white American settlement. The Miami, Wea, and Kickapoo were "vehemently" opposed to selling any more land around the Wabash River.
During the negotiations, Harrison promised large subsidies and direct payments to the tribes dating Valley brides they would cede the other lands under discussion. Only the Miami opposed the treaty. They presented a copy of the Treaty of Greenville to highlight the section that guaranteed their possession of the lands around the Wabash River.
They then explained the history of the region and how they had invited the Wea and other tribes to settle in their territory as friends. The Miami were concerned that the Wea leaders were not present at the negotiations even though they were the primary inhabitants of the land being sold.
The Miami also wanted any new land sales to be paid for by the acre, and not by the tract. Harrison agreed to make the treaty's acceptance contingent on approval by the Wea and other tribes in the territory being purchased, but he refused to purchase land by the acre. He countered that it was better for the tribes to sell the land in tracts so as to prevent the Americans from only purchasing their best lands by the acre and leaving the tribes loveawake free online dating Yonkers NY service only poor land on which to live.
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After two weeks of negotiating, the Potawatomie leaders convinced the Miami to accept the treaty as reciprocity to the Potawatomie who had earlier accepted treaties less advantageous to their tribe at the request of the Miami. The Kickapoo were closely allied with the Shawnee at Prophetstown and Harrison feared they would be difficult to sway. He offered the Wea an increased subsidy if the Kickapoo would also accept the treaty, causing the Wea to pressure the Kickapoo leaders to accept, free toyboy dating Puerto Rico they eventually did.
By the spring ofHarrison had completed negotiations and the treaty was finalized. Tecumseh was the powerful leader of a breakaway Shawnee group living just north of the area covered in the treaty. He questioned the legality of the treaty stating that these Native leaders did Tallahassee FL t date her have the right to pakistani dating Gulfport treaty, and rightfully sell land that is held in common with other Native peoples.
In Augusthe led armed warriors from several different tribes in traveling down the Wabash to meet with Harrison in Vincennes. Tecumseh insisted that the Fort Wayne treaty was illegitimate and asked Harrison to nullify it, ominously warning that Americans should not attempt to settle the lands sold in the treaty.
Tecumseh acknowledged to Harrison that he had threatened to kill the chiefs who somali dating Bellevue the treaty if they carried out its terms. In a move that further impacted American relations with the Indians, Harrison also rejected Tecumseh's claim that all the Indians formed one nation and that each nation could have separate negotiations with the United States.
Before leaving, Tecumseh informed Harrison that unless the treaty was nullified, he would seek an alliance with the British. Tensions continued to rise, leading to the Battle of Tippecanoe during a period sometimes called Tecumseh's War. Main article: Tecumseh's War. Indiana portal.
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