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Choctaw Chiefs' Objections to U.S. Encroachment

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
Document Information
Date December 16, 1796
Author Name Eatcheehoopoia Chief of the Choctaws (primary)
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Wishes to renew friendship with U.S., and profess that the Choctaw have never broken any faith with the Americans. Discusses the exact parameters of the boundary of Choctaw land, asks that the U.S. honor its promises to keep whites out of Choctaw country, and to respect the integrity of the country by not setting up a garrison at Chickasaw Bluffs. Another chief speaks to remind the Americans of he and other Chickasaws who allied with General Wayne's army in 1794, asks for goods promised to him and his warriors at that time, but which were not received. Other Indians speak at short length asking for passes, etc.
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Chiefs of the Choctaw Nation; Chiefs; Indians; Choctaw; Eatcheehospoia; Colonel Hawkins; Secretary of War; Creek; Chickasaw; Spanish Garrison; President of the United States; women and children; Americans; settlers; Parshenahla; Spaniards; General Robertson; warriors; General Wayne; Anthony Wayne; Shappanahooma; Red Flag; newphew; Mingo Housps; Hoolteneba; Franchimastobo; Tobsko; Smith; niece; ;
Related Places frontiers; Choctaw lands; Tombigly River; Mobile; Sipsy; Cohoppo; Albahama; Cohoppa; Three Mile Creek; sea coast; Chickasahee River; Nunneweya River; lake; Bochitta; Netubben Creek; Galveys Town; Mud Fort; Mississippi River; Natches; Natche; Big Red Creek; Walnut Hills; upper towns; Cumberland; Spanish Territory; Governor of Florida; ;
Keywords talk; eagle's tail; peace; promises; treaties; lands; boundary line; trading roads; water courses; garrison; boundaries; encroachment; yearly presents; fort; health; arms; clothing; gun; saddle; plated stirrups; medals; hat with feathers; red feather; pipe hatchet; white string; beads; navigation; flag; ;
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