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Making Peace at Buffalo Creek

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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. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date April 25, 1791
Author Name Thyogasa (primary) Location: Cattaragus
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary Thyogasa says he will seek peace at Buffalo Creek and hopes that his white brothers will do the same.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Thyogasa; our head-men; Frenchman; our Great Keeper; Great Spirit; our chiefs; our friends; ;
Related Places Cattaragus; Philadelphia; Fort Pitt; the waters; ;
Keywords council of the Thirteen Fires; great council fire; trouble and fear; throats; hard thoughts; your ears; belt of wampum of three strings; our custom; small speech; peace and quietness; ;
Key Phrases Now tell the man from Philadelphia to pity us children, for we are fearful. Now wipe the tears from your eyes, and make your throat clear, so that you may be understood.

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