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June 12, 1794 Contemporary Copy of Letter, to Henry Knox [not available] Henry Knox Letter, discusses Council at Buffalo Creek; encloses narrative of Indian agent; advises re settlement at Presque Isle; informs re journey to Council at Buffalo Creek.
July 9, 1794 Proceedings of a Council Held at Buffalo Creek Red Jacket [not available] Proceedings of a council held at Buffalo Creek on February 7th 1794.
February 25, 1794 Council proceedings at Buffalo Creek General Israel Chapin Henry Knox General Israel Chapin encloses the Buffalo Creek council proceedings to the Secretary of War. Present at the council were representatives from the United States and Upper Canada, along with the principal leaders of the Six Nations.
April 29, 1794 Proceedings of the Council at Buffalo Creek are forwarded to Knox [not available] Henry Knox Letter, encloses proceedings of Buffalo Creek council; discusses treaty between Six Nations and United States; mentions speech of Lord Dorchester; discusses British presence in the Northeast; discusses Indians.
January 9, 1792 Indian Council Convened at Buffalo Creek Henry Knox Reverend Samuel Kirkland Knox asks the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to see if he can find out what transpires at an Indian council soon to be convened at Buffalo Creek.
April 9, 1791 Attending the Council at Buffalo Creek Captain O'Beel [not available] Indian Head-Man O'Beel speaks of his attempts to ally himself with the Wyandots who have bad men advising them go go to war with the whites. Despite recent misdeeds by whites against his people, he still intends to attend the council fire at Buffalo Creek where the great men of different tribes are assembling.
February 7, 1794 Council proceedings at Buffalo Creek Unknown Author Unknown Recipient Proceedings of a council holden at Buffalo Creek. Present at the proceedings were leaders of the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Delaware and Tuscarora nations of Indians. Also present were several individuals representing the United States and Upper Canada. The boundary line was a source of dispute.
May 20, 1791 COPY: Proceedings of Council with Chiefs of the Six Nations John Butler Chiefs Six Nations Formal speech by Butler given at the negotiations held at Buffalo Creek.
June 26, 1794 Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Knox [not available] Henry Knox Letter, discusses council at Buffalo Creek; discusses White encroachment; discusses Indian delegation to Pennsylvania; mentions hostile Indians; advises treating with Six Nations at Buffalo Creek.
July 15, 1794 Letter from General Chapin Henry Knox Thomas Mifflin Knox transmits a letter from General Chapin to Governor Mifflin respecting the council with representatives of the Six Nations at Buffalo Creek.
June 18, 1794 Proceedings of the Six Nations at Buffalo creek Chiefs Six Nations Unknown Recipient Proceedings of a Council holden at Buffalo creek, by the Six Nations of Indians. The principal attendees included sachems, chiefs, and warriors of the Six Nations, along with General Israel Chapin and some interpreters. The Indians lodge a complaint against the injustice of some of the actions of militant Americans upon their people and lands. "We are in distress," one of them said, "A number of...
April 25, 1791 Making Peace at Buffalo Creek Thyogasa [not available] Thyogasa says he will seek peace at Buffalo Creek and hopes that his white brothers will do the same.
May 20, 1791 Enclosed Speech to be Given to Six Nations Chiefs at Buffalo Creek John Butler Colonel C. Gordon Butler enclosed speech to be delivered to chiefs of Six Nations for the approval of Gordon.
June 20, 1793 Forecast of Indian Attendance at Sandusky, Etc. Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Henry Knox Federal commissioners for conference at Sandusky report that interpreter Parish is late, probably due to incessant rains. Moravian missionaries, John G. Heckewelder, Dr. McCoskey, Captain Hendricks with companions of Stockbridge Indian tribe, sailed from Fort Erie to Detroit to gain intelligence. They await arrival of commissioners, who intend to go to Detroit. Canada Lt. Governor Simcoe...
June 13, 1791 Brandt Endeavors to Make Peace, Etc. Henry Knox Timothy Pickering Knox reports on Joseph Brandt's peace mission to the Western Indians which appears to be supported by the British. It seems that the Six Nations will remain neutral and may even provide warrors for the campaign. The Cornplanter remains a close ally.
March 9, 1793 Dealings with Cornplanter Henry Knox Anthony Wayne As stated earlier, the Cornplanter is no longer needed in Philadelphia because the Farmer's brother and others have provided the necessary information. It is unfortunate that rumors have spread that the Cornplanter is estranged from us when the truth is that he angered his brethren when he visited us without their permission.
May 21, 1793 Message from Federal Commissioners instructed to treat with hostile Indians north of the Ohio to Cornplanter, New Arrow, and other Seneca Chiefs Beverley Randolph Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas Randolph informs Cornplanter, New Arrow, and the other Seneca chiefs that the treaty negotiations at Sandusky have been delayed. General Lincoln expected in a few days; is traveling via Mohawk River to Oswego. 1 June 1793 opening date for negotiations will not be met. Colonel McKee has indicated that western Indians will not be able to meet that date. Late June earliest meeting date. Advises...
July 4, 1794 Proceedings of a General Council of the Six Nations Unknown Author Unknown Recipient Proceedings of a General Council of the Six Nations, holden at Buffalo Creek. Captain O'Bail, a Seneca chief was chosen as the speaker, and O'Bail made it known that the Six Nations are a free and independent people, and are frustrated with the disputes over the boundary, particularly at Presqu' Isle. General Israel Chapin responded, insisted that President Washington is friends of the Six...
November 22, 1792 Probability of a Lasting Peace Israel Chapin Jr Henry Knox Although the Western Indians have stated that they wish to attend a council in the Spring, Chapin reveals that the British agent is skeptical that a lasting peace can be achieved under the present circumstances.
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...
[not available] Speech to the Chiefs Sachems and Warriors at Buffalo Creek Israel Chapin Jr Chiefs, Sachems and Warriors at Buffaloe Creek Mr. Parrish is at Cayuga. Chapin had sent a speech by Mr. Ransome to the Seneca along with whiskey to commemorate the death of Fish Carrier. Chapin wants to arrange a time and place to meet the Indians to distribute clothing as well as pass along the money owed them by Mr. Phelps. The Company making a settlement on Lake Erie will arrive soon, they are to meet with the Indians.
July 8, 1788 Cited letter or document, Captain Joseph Brant to General Butler Captain Joseph Brant General Butler Letter, Citation only Cited in Butler to St. Clair, 07/18/1788.
August 4, 1789 A quit claim from the Four Nations of Indians acknowledging payment and cession of claims Four Nations [not available] Sachems, chiefs, and Warriors of the Mohawk, Onondago, Cuyahuga, and Tuscarora nations, have read papers passed in council at Buffalo Creek between Five Nations and Oliver Phelps; having given up to Seneca Nation, proportions of payment for cash and goods, hereby quit claims to land purchased from the Five Nations by Phelps. Signed in presence of Samuel Street and Lemuel Wilmet.
June 7, 1794 Chapin discusses Indian affairs and British activity on frontier with Knox [not available] Henry Knox Letter, discusses Treaty at Buffalo Creek; discusses treatment of Indians; discusses British relations with Indians; mentions Indian murder.
[not available] Speech to the Senecas at Buffalo Creek Israel Chapin Jr Seneca Chiefs Chapin has been in Philadelphia attending the Seneca's business. Phelps will make his payment within a month and a half. Phelps and others plan to settle near Presque Isle, but Chapin told them they must meet with the Indians first. There are goods for the Indians ready to be taken. The Quakers in Philadelphia want to come to the Seneca and teach the children to read and write, teach agriculture,...