State of the Creek Nation

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Date March 13, 1791
Author Name James Casey (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Comprehensive treatment of every aspect of the culture and lives of the Creek Nation of Indians in 1790-1791. Includes transcript of a journal. 132 page document.
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Document Notes A 132 page document, the first pages of which consist of the transcript of a journal for the period from 8/19/1790 to 1/17/1791. This document was included in the letter to Knox, dated 4/29/1791.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Caleb Swan; Lieutenant Colonel J. C. Casey; Creek Indians; Choctaws; Chickasaws; Cherokees; Alexander McGillivray; House of Panton & Company; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Rock Landing; ;
Keywords Topographical Observations; Origins of the Muscogies or Creek Indians; Notes on the Seminoles; Population and Military Strength of the Creek Indians; Ceremonies, Customs, and Opinions of the Creek Indians; Ceremony of the Black Drink, a military institution blemded with religious opinions; Ceremony of the Busk; Ceremonies of Courtship and Marriage; Manner of Burying the Dead; Habits, Manners, and Customs of the Creeks; Persons and Figures of the Creek Indians; Method of Counting Time; Their Public Amusements; First intercourse of the Creeks with the White People; Present Mode of Government; State of the Agriculture; Political relative situation; Present state of trade with the Southern Indians; Vocabulary of the Principal Words in the Language of the Creek Indians; Familiar sentences; Remarks on the Characters of the Choctaws; Account of the Spanish Strength in the Floridas and Louisiana, 1790.;
Key Phrases Being condemned by the custon of the Country to pound corn, carry burdens, and perform all the hard labor,[Creek women] are universally masculine in appearance without one blandishment to render them desireable or lovely.

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