Correspondence with Cherokee chief

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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)
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Date October 29, 1794
Author Name William Blount (primary)
Recipient Name Double-head (primary)
Summary William Blount, Governor of Southwest Territory, responds to Double-Head, Chief of the Cherokee, about various questions. Double-Head has asked if his people go hunting, if they may be safe from hostile whites on the frontier. Blount assures him that the whites will not hurt his people. But warns him that it is difficult for frontiersmen to distinguish between Creeks and Cherokees, and since the Creeks are hostile toward the United States and have been known to murder whites, Cherokees may be retaliated against as well. Advices that his hunters not cross the ridge that divides the waters of the Duck and Cumberland rivers. Insists that he desires peace.
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Document Notes Cited in Blount to Knox, 11/03/1794, and Blount to Double Head, 11/01/1794. Enclosed in Knox to Congress, 12/17/1794, and Blount to Logan, 11/01/1794.
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Related Persons/Groups Double Head; William Blount; governor; Cherokees; John McKee; agent; Andrew Miller; Quadroon; Turkey's Son; Indians; George Washington; Henry Knox; Creeks; Chickasaws; Choctaws; Colonel Watts; James Robertson; Maw;
Related Places Knoxville; Tennessee; Tellico block house; Southwest Territory; Duck River; Cumberland River; Kentucky; Running Water; Nickajack;
Keywords horses; theft; hunting; hunters;
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