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July 14, 1788 Arrival of different chiefs at Detroit River and endeavors of Colonel Brant, Chief of Mohawks General Butler Arthur St. Clair Eighty chiefs of different tribes met at Detroit River. Are waiting arrival of Colonel Brant and Chiefs of Five Nations with anxiety. Possibility that Brant, chief of Mohawks is endeavoring to form Indian confederacy against Americans.
September 14, 1788 Arrival of Senecas; preemptive attack; on the efficiency of a general Indian confederacy Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox General Butler arrived with 51 Senecas, including Cornplanter and Halftown. Six Nations desires peace. Discusses application made, in conjunction with Guysatha, for release of Chipewa prisoners. Suggests that war with Western tribes is inevitable. Discusses possibility of decisive military stroke, simultaneously and at multiple locations. Suggests that in the wake of such attacks, Indians would...
March 10, 1796 Diplomatic relations with the Six Nations Timothy Pickering James McHenry Pickering critiques the "liberal supplies" that were given to the Six Nations at a time when the United States needed to secure their friendship, and argues that times have since changed and that it is now "both proper and practicable" to restrict their incoming supplies. Pickering announces that the annuity of the Six Nations has been advanced from $1,500 to $4,500 to be paid to blacksmiths and...
August 16, 1793 Message to Assembled Chiefs at Rapids of Miami River Timothy Pickering [not available] Copies of transactions sent to Chiefs of Western Indian Nations, Commissioners expressed disappointment that a peace treaty could not be reached.
January 18, 1789 Report on the Treaty of Fort Harmar Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Reports that the business related to the Treaty of Fort Harmar has finished. They have renewed their former engagements; that is the Six Nations, Wyandots, Chippewas, Delawares, Pottawatamies, and Sacs. They seem well satisfied. States that one good consequence is that the confederacy is broken and Joseph Brant has lost his influence. River is presently frozen and communications by water cut off....
August 13, 1793 Ownership of Land West of the Ohio River Chiefs and Warriors Council of Indian Nations at Rapids of Miami River Commissioners Official document from Confederacy of Indian Nations. Land ceded by a few chiefs of the Confederacy did not validate the U.S. claims to the land west of the Ohio River. Indians will not sell their lands, instead they tell the U.S. to give the money to the poor settlers so they can move off the land.
December 18, 1786 Speech of United Indian Nations to Congress Chiefs of Wabash and Illinois Tribes [not available] The Indians are disappointed that they were not included in peace accord with Great Britain; wanted lasting peace. Indians excluded from meetings held regarding peace and property rights, desire future peace be reached with a united voice of the confederacy.
October 10, 1793 No Further Claims are to be Admitted Joseph Brandt Six Nations of Indians Mohawk leader Joseph Brandt addresses the Council at Buffalo Creek and observes that the council at Niagara seemed to be headed toward peace until messengers from the Creek Nation arrived with charges that white people were encroaching on the land of the Confederacy. Brandt recommends that the lands already settled by whites be surrendered with the understanding that no further claims are to be...
January 5, 1792 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox on arrival at Oneida with a number of Oneida Chiefs, dissent between Western Confederacy and Six Nations, St. Clair's defeat, meeting of Chiefs at Philadelphia, and condition of Captain Brant Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Kirkland informs Knox of arrival at Oneida with a number of Oneida Chiefs, conducted back from Albany New York. Captain John and Peter Asequitte set out with Colonel Pickering's invitation speech for Buffaloe Creek. Defeat of St. Clair's army has alarmed the Senekas and Six Nations. Message sent to Senekas and Captain Brant from Western Confederacy on intentions to visit Six Nations and desire...
September 1795 Indian Speech at Treaty Negotiations Between Iroquois & State of New York Unknown Iroquois Chief [not available] Discusses Indian land claims in the state of New York; says that certain members of the Iroquois Confederacy were expected to attend, but did not. Appears to conclude with the suggestion of an additional meeting in Albany in winter of 1795.
April 3, 1792 Speech: Negotiations for Peace with Indians James Wilkinson [not available] Wilkinson negotiates peace with Indian Nations of the Western frontier; states war would only be brought about by Indians actions, United States wants only peace.
August 21, 1793 Failed Attempts to Reach a Peace Agreement Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Northern Department Henry Knox The Commissioners describe their attempts to reach a peace agreement that ultimately ended in failure.
January 19, 1792 Letter from Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox from Kanandaique on the Indian delegation to Congress; meeting at house of General Israel Chapin Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Written from Kanandaique within 38 miles of Big Tree's Town on the Genesee River, Kirkland reports his arrival with the Oneida Chiefs. Reports of planned meeting at house of General Israel Chapin to acquaint chiefs of his business and express peaceable intentions of Congress and the President of United States General George Washington and readiness of congress to fulfill all promises of Six...
April 22, 1786 Indian Treaties Signed Charles Thomson John Langdon Letter to the President of New Hampshire covering copies of treaties signed by the commissioners of Congress with the Shawnee, Cherokee, Choctaw, and Chickasaw Indians.
October 18, 1792 Speech of the Delaware & Muhhuonnuk Indians Delaware Chiefs Henry Knox Speech of the Delaware and Muhhuonnuk chiefs. Discusses peace talks, murdered messengers, Indian politics, hostile Indians, land claims along the Wabash & Miami Rivers, and poisoned food & liquor.
October 8, 1793 Speech to Six Nations on Peace Agreement Chiefs & Warriors of the Six Nations Six Nations of Indians Account of meeting between Six Nations, John Butler, and Israel Chapin regarding history of war, British aggression, peace among Indian nations and U.S., and mandate to avoid whites and fellow Indians who might try and inspire insurrection and war.
August 9, 1790 Ogden discusses Indian affairs with Knox Samuel Ogden Henry Knox Letter, discusses Indian delegation.
May 31, 1799 Treaty with the Seven Nations Daniel Hale [not available] A treaty made at New York with the nations or tribes of Indians known as the Seven Nations.
April 21, 1794 Six Nations reply to speech delivered by General Chapin on 10 February 1794 Six Nations of Indians Henry Knox Speech, declines invitation to Council at Venango; discusses boundary lines; discusses Indian confederacy; mentions Revolutionary War; mentions Congress; discusses Indian hostilities; discusses hostile Western Indians; discusses individual land purchases.
May 10, 1794 Relations with Six Nations Henry Knox Alexander James Dallas The Secretary of War has been instructed by President Washington to ponder whether any measures ought now to be urged, which are likely to produce disgust to the Six Nations and extend Indian hostilities.
February 7, 1799 Annuities and goods for the Six Nations William Simmons Samuel Hodgdon Notes that Israel Chapin - Deputy Agent of the Six Nations - has received a credit of $1650, the amount of goods received in part of the annuity granted to the Indians.
March 31, 1794 Schedule of the official papers Unknown Author Unknown Recipient Schedule of the official papers which accompany the letter of Secretary of War Henry Knox to Major General Anthony Wayne. Itemized list of letters and notations on the contents of individual letters.
August 14, 1793 Speech to the Chiefs & Warriors of the Indian Nations Commissioners of the United States Deputies of the Confederation of Indian Nations Speech to the Chiefs and Warriors of the Indian Nations assembled at the foot of the Rapids of the Miami River respecting how the United States could not make the Ohio River the boundary line between the Indian Nations and the United States.
July 4, 1791 Speech of the Five Nations of Indians Headmen Five Nations Unknown Recipient 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."
April 22, 1786 Indian treaties signed Charles Thomson Patrick Henry Letter to the Governor of Virginia covering copies of treaties signed by the commissioners of Congress with the Shawnee, Cherokee, Choctaw, and Chickasaw Indians.