Red Jacket's Speech

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Date July 13, 1791
Author Name Red Jacket (primary)
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Summary In his speech, Red Jacket discusses the peace talks, the British forces on the frontier, British and Indian relations, and Indian independence.
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Document Notes Partially illegible.
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Related Persons/Groups Red Jacket; Sagoyewatha; our brothers, the British; British; man who will be our agent; Americans; Six Nations; women & children in distress; agent; King; ;
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Keywords friendship; counsel with the British; advice of the king; address us to peace; independent nation ruled by nobody; message returned; wampum; the message you laid before us; reasons for your surprise; ugly stories; all the reasons with which you found fault; their speeches; council fire; principal speech of the British; business at this council; the reason why we were not our own masters; presents are given for their purpose to receive them; council; cost of war; treaty; ;
Key Phrases They tell us we must be independent and take advice from nobody unless it pleases us; Do you begin to understand why we unfold our affairs to the British?; We have joined hands with the 13 states & mean to do no thing but what is for peace.; When we get an agent you will hear the whole on both sides; Whenever they hear anything in our favor, they let us know; They give us such good advice that we can depend on them; We thought that all the transactions of the late war were buried till we heard your speech; We are much surprised to hear we are so much attached to our brothers; You are trying to put our rules aside.
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