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Speech By Joseph Brant Concerning Indian Lands at Grand River

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CollectionState Historical Society of Wisconsin: Joseph Brandt Papers view image
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Date October 22, 1796
Author Name Captain Joseph Brant (primary)
Recipient Name Claus (primary)
Summary Entitled "Speech from Captain Jos. Brant to Captain Claus Agent of Indian Affairs for and behalf of the Five nations inhabiting the Grand River, 22 October 1796." Discusses grievances relating to Indian land along the Grand River; apparently after the Revolution the Indians were promised legal protection of their lands there by the British government, which was not given. Accuses the British of inconsistency and indecisiveness, and refers to many past negotiations on the subject. Reaffirms the Five Nations' attachment to Great Britain, reminding the Indian agent of those Indians' support during the American Revolution, and pleads again for settlement of the issue.
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Related Persons/Groups Captain Brant; Joseph Brant; Brandt; Captain Claus; Agent of Indian Affairs; Five Nations; English; head men; General Haldimand; Frederick Haldimand; King; Governor Simcoe; John Graves Simcoe; Lord Dorchester; White; attorney general; surveyors; British Govenrment; ;
Related Places Grand River; Niagara; province; Province of Quebec; Mohawk River; England; ;
Keywords Indian Affairs; council fire; business; justice; grievances; land; late American war; grant; deed; annual revenue; Haldimand Treaty; boundary; townships; reports; property; sell and lease the lands; ;
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