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Indian Council. Some'thrcc weeks since about 1000 Indians met here to receive their annuities, and last week our citizens were not a little gratified at the holding of an Indian council in our midst. The chiefs and head men'of the Otto was met in solemn conclave, to listen to, anil entertain some propositions from Mr. Schoolcraft, Esq , Superintendent if Indian Affairs, one of which was that henceforth they should receive their'annuities on Grand River, instead of at Mackinaw, is provided in the treaty of 1836, and another to appoint a delegation to ho west of the Mississippi, to select the land on which, eventually they are to take up their residence. The council met in the Court House, and was conducted with all the form and solemnity usual upon such occasions. The Indians after hearing the propositions of Mr. Schoolcraft, amnkinff tlu mm t nrnr. - , - - - - - r solemnly renewing their covenant of friendship with the " great father," told Mr. S. that they bad listened to his talk, and smoked his pip? nnrl that they would consult among themselves, and give an answer in the afternoon. This they did in the form of a speech from one of the cbiets, which was certainly an impressive specimen of native eloquence. They accepted all the propositions of Mr. S. and the council broke up with the greatest good feeling on the part of the Indians towards the whites. Grd River (Michigan) Times.

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  1. The Evening Post,
  2. 27 Jun 1838, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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