Conference with the Several Indian Chiefs Assembled, & Washington's Reply

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Date November 29, 1796
Author Name George Washington (primary) Location: Philadelphia
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Summary Various Indian chiefs speak on rights to land, inclinations to peace over war, and a recent treaty. Tribes represented: Wiandots [Wyandots], Delawares, Shawanees [Shawnees], Ottawas, Chippewas, Putawatimies, Miamis, Eel River, Weeas, Kickapoos, Piankeshaws, and Kaskaskias. George Washington's response to these follows, which discusses points of the treaty, such as that the Indians are to receive a yearly annuity of goods for land they give up, and are not to sell land to anyone except the United States. States that both the Indians and the federal government must punish individuals who cross between the nations and steal property.
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Related Persons/Groups George Washington; Wyandot; Wiandot; Delaware; Shawanese; Shawnee; Miami; Eel River; Weeas; Kickapoo; Piankeshaws; Kaskaskias; Red Pole; President; Wabash; Potowatimies; William Wells; mechanics; Chippewa; Muccaitasaw; Black Chief; General Anthony Wayne; British; the Soldier; General Wilkinson; warrior; Silver Smith; Asimethe; Putawatimis; Musquacanohan; War Chiefs; Little Turtle; Shemihunnesa; Blue Jacket; Weyapiersenwah; wife; children; Captain Heth; Senate; chiefs; warriors; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Wabash River; Wabash; Potowatimies; Pittsburgh; ;
Keywords treaty; boundary; land; beads; road; belt of friendship; medal; suit of clothes; saddle; clothing; rifle; coat; powder; lead; property; punishment; sale; distribution of the goods; annuity; Indian goods; stolen; horses; cattle; ;
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