Appleton, Wisconsin Parks and Places - Treaty of the Cedars

Address: Highway 96, 0.1 mile west of Little Chute, Wisconsin.
Dedicated: 1958.
History: This Wisconsin historical marker tells of a treaty between Wisconsin Governor Dodge and Menominee Chief Oshkosh in which the Menominee Indian nation ceded 4,000,000 acres of land to the Untied States.

The text of the historical marker:
The Treaty of the Cedars was concluded on the Fox River near 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 new 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, 1838, and the Indians began moving to their new homes west of the Wolf River.

Treaty of the Cedars (9/10/2001)
Wisconsin Official Historical Marker No. 77.


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