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On Breaking Alliance with British, and Establishing Friendship with United States

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
Document Information
Date November 1796
Author Name Blue Jacket Chief of the Shawnees (primary)
Recipient Name President of the United States (primary)
Summary Indian chief Blue Jacket, of the Shawnees, relates how he and his people once fought for the British, having been urged to do so by them; now cites deception by the British and wishes only friendship with the Americans. Submits a testimonial of friendship with the English king; now states that he will throw that one away in return for a similar document from the U.S. President.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
Document Notes No tif image.
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Related Persons/Groups Blue jacket; father of the fifteen fires; President of the United States; Weyapiersenwah; Shawanoe; Shawnee; George Washington; British Father; King George; Americans; McKee; British agents; Indians; Sir John Johnston; British Superintendent of Indian Affairs; United States; ;
Related Places great Lake; waters of the west; Quebec; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords battles; falsehood; land; peace; deception; testimonial; ;
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