The Brothertown Indians at a town meeting held on April 6, 1824 voted “that a purchase shall be made of land at Green Bay.” The Indians appointed to act for them were their Indian agent Thomas Dean, William Dick, Rhodolphus Fowler, Paul Dick, Benjamin G. Fowler, Thomas Dick, Randall Abner, John Johnson, Daniel Dick, George Scippio, George Samson, and Samuel Scippio. Some of these went to Green Bay with Thomas Dean where they bought a tract of land from the Menomonee tribe. It was on the east bank of the Fox River at Little Kaukaulin, or Little Rapids, for which they paid $950 from their annuity. It was bounded on the north by DePere, on the east by Lake Michigan, on the south by Wrightstown and on the west by the Fox River. This was a tract of land 8 miles wide and 30 miles long containing 153,600 acres.
None moved to their newly acquired land immediately, but by 1827 they began to make plans to migrate to Green Bay.