Treaty of Cession of Tutuila

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The Treaty of Cession of Tutuila, also known as the Deed of Cession of Tutuila, was a treaty between several chiefs of the island of Tutuila and the United States signed on April 17, 1900, whereby the chiefs swore allegiance to, and ceded the island of Tutuila to, the United States, which now forms part of American Samoa. It came about because of the Second Samoan Civil War and the Tripartite Convention of 1899 between the United States, the United Kingdom, and the German Empire. It was ratified by the United States Congress by the Ratification Act of 1929.

It was signed on April 17, 1900, in the Gagamoe area in Pago Pago. [1] [2] The first American flag was raised later that same day on Sogelau Hill in Fagatogo.

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  2. ^ Stoler, Ann Laura and Willy Brandt (2006). Haunted by Empire: Geographies of Intimacy in North American History. Duke University Press. Page 88. ISBN  9780822337249.

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