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Minutes of the Conference with the Cherokees

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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, Vol. IV, Indian Affairs. 38 Vols. Washington, DC: Gales and Seaton, 1832. (no image)
Document Information
Date May 1792
Author Name William Blount (primary) Location: Coyatee
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary Minutes of the conference at Coyatee with the chiefs and warriors of the Cherokees, in which Blount describes the circumstances of his entrance into the Cherokee town and the celebrations in preparation for Blount's address to the tribe.
Document Format Modern Printed Transcription of Letter/Document
Document Notes [not available]
Content Notes American State Papers, Indian Affairs
Related Persons/Groups William Blount; Mr. Clack; Judge Campbell; chiefs; all the Indians of every description; Eskaqua; John Watts; the Hanging Maw; Richard Justice of the Lookout; the Breath of Nickajack; Will of the Running Water;
Related Places Coyatee; the Cumberland; Miro District; the Tennessee;
Keywords their invitation to me; all possible honors; field adjacent to the house prepared for my reception; the standard of the United States; liberty pole; horseback; honorary escort; feu de joie; joy; public business; happiness unalloyed with public cares; whiskey; private talks with the chiefs; ball play; stakes; clothes; flaps; maneuver; appointed shade; apology; friendly reception; address;
Key Phrases As soon as I entered the space, a firing commenced in the manner of a feu de joie and handsomely kept up until I had passed through. Shouts of joy instantly followed, and immediately after I had alighted, under the standard of the United States, I was surrounded by the whole number with countenances demonstrative of more joy than I had heretofore been a witness of.

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