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Transcript of Talks Between Different Indian Chiefs & Secretary of War on Necessity of Peace Between Tribes

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
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Date December 2, 1796
Author Name James McHenry (primary)
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary McHenry, on behalf of President Washington, advises all the Indians assembled to not go to war with each other. The representatives of the tribes then comment on this advice and on peace-making among themselves; the loss of land, the fate of Indian prisoners held by other tribes, and the shared use of hunting grounds are discussed. Much is made of the union of all the Indian nations as brothers, as is the obeying of United States laws. Many of the Indians ask that the words spoken here be remembered, and McHenry promises to convey their words to the president.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Indians; Indian Chiefs; Chiefs and Warriors; Indian Tribes; the Soldier; Secretary of War; President of the United States; George Washington; Natchez; Creek; Chickasaw; Captain Chisholm; Colonel John Watts; Cherokee; Red Pole; Chippewa; Putawatime; western Indians; Dog Warrior; Colbert; prisoners; northwestern Indians; northern Indians; Meyaneta; War Killer; Choctaw; Wyandot; Delaware; Tawa; Miami; Black Chief; Blue Jacket; Opoiamingao; ;
Related Places hunting grounds; ;
Keywords request; peace; war; dispute; moderation; property; hatchet; beads; talks; land; hunting; game; string of white beads; strings of wampum; law; stealing; treaty; ;
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