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Indian chiefs discouraged from alliance with Americans

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PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Vol. IV, Indian Affairs. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date September 17, 1794
Author Name Henry Knox (primary)
Recipient Name Anthony Wayne (primary)
Summary Secretary Knox provides Major General Anthony Wayne information about talks between two Indian tribes along the Miami River. The one tribe, which is preparing to open diplomatic relations with the United States, has been requested by the other tribe to refrain from doing so, insisting that they "must not believe the Americans, for they only wish to decoy us into a snare, with their fine speeches they have frequently sent us. We should listen to what our father says to us." Orders that Wayne send two agents as a "means of drawing all the Indians back." It appears that the Indians came from the Six Nations.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Anthony Wayne; chiefs; warriors; Indians; Five Nations; Iroquois; Six Nations;
Related Places Sandusky; Miami River; Pittsburgh;
Keywords speeches;
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