Reaction to Indian Talks

Item

Type

Letterbook

Title

Reaction to Indian Talks

Description

Praises division of Indians as wise in order to keep "bad people in order, and prevent their stealing of Horses." Praises improvement of Indians in growing cotton and corn, spinning and weaving. Desires to live in friendship and unite, white and Indian, to care for all wives and families. Observes the departure of Mr. Dinsmore, praised for his able rapport with the Indians and his fair reports of their situation. Requests future talks.

year created

1799

month created

05

day created

07

author

sent from location

Knoxville

recipient

in image

notable person/group

Doublehead
David Henley
bad people
white people
President
wives
children
Silas Dinsmore
Secretary of War
Cherokee

notable location

Knoxville

notable item/thing

talk
horses
cotton
corn
spinning
weaving
land
councils

document number

1799050790001

page start

1

Document instances

In image In source Location in source
[view document] (2 pages) ZWK14 (2 pages) Collection: Letters Sent by David Henley, Agent of the War Department, May 1, 1799-May 7, 1800. (RG217) [unknown]
[view document] (2 pages) ZWK10a (11 pages) Collection: Letters Sent by David Henley, Agent of the War Department, May 1, 1799-May 7, 1800. (RG217) [unknown]

Document names

Type Name Location Notes
Author David Henley Knoxville [n/a]
Recipient Double-head [unknown] [n/a]