The Treaty of 1840 was signed on November 28 and ceded all remaining tribal lands in Indiana to the United States, including 511,000 acres left of the Big Miami Reserve. The Miami were given $550,000 and agreed to move within five years to a 500,000 acre reservation in Kansas. Jean Baptiste Richardville received $25,000 and Francois Godfroy and his family received $15,000. The United States would pay the expenses of the removal and provide them with rations and supplies for a year. Some Miami families petitioned to stay in Indiana. In 1846 the Miami were removed by canal boat to lands in Kansas. Images from Volume II, Treaties, Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler, 1904.
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