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Speech of the Five Nations of Indians

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CollectionDetroit Public Library: Richard Butler Papers. view image
Document Information
Date July 4, 1791
Author Name Headmen Five Nations (primary)
Recipient Name Unknown Recipient (primary)
Summary Transcript of a speech by Indians of the Five Nations. The speech talks about the turmoil the Indians have undergone. Many wish for peace with the Western Nations as well as with the whites. Captain Brand was sent to extend a peace offering, but instead "raised the tomahawk," and it is the speaker's hope that the Indians may "take it out of his hand."
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Indians; Iroquois; Five Nations; Captain Brand;
Related Places Obeah Town; Buffalo; Niagara; West; Northwest;
Keywords peace; uprisings; war;
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