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Indian Speech to U.S. Commissioner at Fort George During Treaty Negotiations of 09/26/1795 to 10/02/1795.

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CollectionConnecticut Historical Society: Jeremiah Wadsworth Papers view image
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Date October 1, 1795
Author Name Seneca Chiefs (primary)
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary States wish that contentment and goodwill remain between the two negotiating parties, despite differences over the land claims. Says that the Indian children and grandchildren must be thought of; rejects proposed sum of $3000 offered for the Indian land. Says that the Indians would not have demanded payment [read: not offered the land for sale at all] if the white people had not already settled upon it. Says that there is no other land for the Iroquois in question to make their living, as all other land belongs to other nations, who also must live. Concludes by saying that the Indians cannot consent to the New Yorkers' purposes, requesting that greetings be sent to George Washington, and stating that the Indians will now depart in peace and love, returning to their homes.
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Related Persons/Groups Seneca Chief; Iroquois; Indian children and grandchildren; George Washington; ;
Related Places Indian lands; New York; ;
Keywords land claims; ;
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