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Treaty of Greeneville Cannot Be Amended; Regarding Gifts & White Presences on Indian Land

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Date December 8, 1796
Author Name James McHenry (primary) Location: War Office
Recipient Name Northwestern Indian Chiefs (primary)
Summary Addressed to the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawanees, Ottawas, Chippewas, Poutawatomies, Miamis, Eel River, Weas, Kickapoos, Piankashaws and Kaskaskias. Transmits the president's response to some Indians' request that slightly different land concessions and boundaries be agreed upon, to the effect that the conditions of the Treaty of Greeneville cannot be changed now that it has been ratified by the Senate. Sends gifts and testimonials of friendship from the president. Discusses what is to be done about a white man living on Indian land, and affirms the U.S. desire to raise the Indians' level of civilization by teaching them husbandry.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Wyandot; Delaware; Shawanoes; Shawnee; Ottawa; Chippewa; Poutawatomie; Pottawatomie; Miami; Eel River; Weas; Kickapoo; Piankashaws; Kaskaskias; President of the United States; George Washington; Senate; Chiefs; Muccatewasaw; Black Chief; Silver Smith; William Wells; ;
Related Places War Office; village; Wabash; Philadelphia; ;
Keywords treaty; land; boundary line; presents; testimonial; husbandry; stock; journey; ;
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