Inauguration of a Sachem, Etc.

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Date July 15, 1791
Author Name Timothy Pickering (primary) Location: Newtown Point
Recipient Name Senate of the United States (primary)
Summary Pickering describes the inauguration of a Sachem of the Six Nations of Indians and affirms a public treaty with those tribes in which he promises to introduce husbandry and other arts intended to bestow the blessings of civilization on the Indians.
Document Format Copy of Signed Document
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Related Persons/Groups Timothy Pickering, Commissioner in behalf of the United States; Allegheny Chief, Big Log; President [Washington]; full council of the Six Nations; Seneca Nation; Onandaga Chief; their children; Red Jacket; Samuel Otis, Secretary; ;
Related Places Newtown Point; New York; Tioga County; ;
Keywords long strings of wampum; present to the President of the United States; Sachem; duties of the office; public treaty; rites of his inauguration; speech; strong friendship; art of husbandry; reading and writing; proposed improvements; belt; parchment; ;
Key Phrases For all you said was right and straight; we could find no fault with it. When we speak, we can form what we say with a belt.

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