Washington's Speech to the Indians on How to Honor the Treaty of Greeneville

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Date November 29, 1796
Author Name George Washington (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Northwestern Indian Chiefs (primary)
Summary Address to the [Northwest] Indian Confederacy comprised of the Wyandot, Delaware, Shawnee, Kickapoo, Wea, Ottawa, Chippewa, Putawatomie, Miami, Kaskaskia, Piankeshaw & Eel River tribes. Endeavors to give them advice surrounding the [Treaty of Greeneville], now ratified by the Senate. Explains the provision that the Indians not sell any of their land except to the U.S. Recommends that the Indians appoint certain trusted individuals to receive their gift annuities from the U.S., to avoid fraud. Advises the Indian tribes to control their "bad" members, keeping them from stealing from whites, and stresses the importance of their adopting more civilized practices in raising livestock and crops. Asks that the Indians submit any further questions before they leave Philadelphia, communicating through the Secretary of War.
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Related Persons/Groups George Washington; Indians; President; Wyandots; Delawares; Shawnees; Ottawas; Chippewa; Putawlamies; Potawatomies; Miami; Eel River; Weeas; Kickapoos; Piankeshaws; Kaskaskias; Secretary of War; General Anthony Wayne; Senate; Indian Nations; white settlers; Chiefs and Warriors; interpreters; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Indian lands; frontiers; ;
Keywords treaty; advice; pay; yearly sum of money; goods; parcel of your land; distribution of goods; fraud; conduct of your people; steal; horses; punish; cattle; industry; corn; grain; ;
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