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Copy of Articles between the Chiefs of the Six Nations of Indians and the Commissioners of Pennsylvania

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PublicationLowrie, Walter and St. Clair Clarke, Matthew, eds. American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States, Vol. IV, Indian Affairs. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date January 9, 1789
Author Name Commissioners of Pennsylvania
Recipient Name Chiefs Six Nations (primary)
Summary Article one states that when articles are signed, said chiefs will execute deed of conveyance to State of Pennsylvania. Article two outlines the boundary lines and states that chiefs will acknowledge soil to be vested to State of Pennsylvania. Article three gives state of Pennsylvania permission to conduct surveys. Article four gives free navigation of rivers to people of State. Article five addresses the several villages living on the Conowago Creek and other parts of the country. Article six states that chiefs will give protection to citizens of Pennsylvania. Article seven states that the parties agree to aforesaid articles in their true intent and meaning. The two Munseys signed as being residenters of land, but not owners.
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Related Persons/Groups Gyantwachia, or the Corn-planter; Gyashota, or the Big Cross; Kanassee, or the New Arrow; Achiout, or the Half Town; Anachkout, or the Wasp; Chishekoa, or the Wood Bug; Sessewa, or the Big Bale of a Kettle; Sciawhowa, or the Council Keeper; Tewanias, or the Broken Twig; Souachshowa, or the Full Moon; Cachunevasse, or Twenty Canoes; Hichonquash, or Tearing Asunder; Cageahgea, or Dogs about the Fire; Sawedowa, or the Blast; Kiondashowa, or Swimming Fish; Oncahye, or the Dancing Feather; Soahaes, or Falling Mountain; Otachsaka, or Broken Tomahawk; Tekahiefs, or the Long Tree; Onesechter, or the Leaded Man; Kiatulahoh, or the Snake; Aqueia, or the Bandy Legs; Kiandoch-gowa, or Big Tree; Owenewah, or Thrown-in-the-water; Richard Butler; John Gibson esquire; Arthur St. Clair; Josiah Harmar; David Zeigler; Winthrop Sargent; John Tracey; N. McDowell; Jacob Melcher; Joseph Nicholson; ;
Related Places Pennsylvania; Conowago Creek; ;
Keywords deed of conveyance; boundary lines; surveys; free navigation of rivers; treaty; ;
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