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Protest Against U.S. Encroachment of Territory at Chickasaw Bluffs

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CollectionMassachusetts Historical Society: John Adams Papers view image
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Date December 15, 1796
Author Name Chiefs of the Chickasaw Nation (primary)
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary)
Summary Chickasaw delegation continues to protest the U.S. plans to install a garrison at Chickasaw Bluffs after the Spanish garrison is evacuated from that place. Submits documentation that proves U.S. promises regarding Chickasaw land, and asks if the Indians are now being trifled with in disregard for these promises. Says they desire the continued goodwill of the U.S. and a reaffirmation from the president that the Americans will respect the Indians' boundaries.
Document Format Letterbook Copy
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Related Persons/Groups Deputation; Chickasaw Nation; Chickasaw; Secretary of War; James McHenry; Spaniards; President; George Washington; Malcolm McGhee; interpreter; Holatta Mataha; Mingo Mataha; George Colbert; Thomas Brown; John Brown; George Augusta; Holatta Hachee; Holata Tusaka; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Chickasaw Bluffs; Chickasaw land; ;
Keywords rights; land; garrison; tract; remonstrance; instruments; boundaries; ;
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