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Meeting at Sandusky Delayed

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Date April 11, 1793
Author Name McKee (primary)
Recipient Name Major Littlehales (primary)
Summary The proposed meeting of the Indian chiefs and the Commissioners will take place at Sandusky. However, the date appointed by the US is too early for the Indians, who will not return from their wintering grounds before the end of May. The meeting therefore should be moved back to accommodate the Indians' schedules. The Commissioners should be accommodated at Niagara until the Chiefs are ready.
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Content Notes The first extract from the Commissioners reminds Knox that no actions should be taken by Wayne that might be interpreted by the Indians as aggressive in nature. The second abstract from Col. McKee states that the negotiations will take place at Sandusky but the planned date of June 1st is probably too early for the Indians who are still returning from their winter camps and who are still holding talks among themselves.
Related Persons/Groups Colonel McKee; Major Littlehales; Major of Brigade Littlehales; Western Indians; Indians; Chiefs of the Shawanese; Shawanese; chiefs; Southern Chiefs; messengers; Confederated Indians; ;
Related Places Detroit; Glaize; Sandusky; wintering grounds; Michilimackinac; Mississippi River; Mississippi; Miami Rapids; Miami River; Niagara; ;
Keywords speech of the United States to the Western Indians; hasten the meeting; meeting; time appointed; full and permanent settlement; settlement; deliberations; accommodate; ;
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