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July 16, 1791 Route of Hendrick to Hostile Western Indians Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Step by step route of Hendricks route by way of Niagara and Grand River.
October 22, 1796 Speech By Joseph Brant Concerning Indian Lands at Grand River Captain Joseph Brant Claus Entitled "Speech from Captain Jos. Brant to Captain Claus Agent of Indian Affairs for and behalf of the Five nations inhabiting the Grand River, 22 October 1796." Discusses grievances relating to Indian land along the Grand River; apparently after the Revolution the Indians were promised legal protection of their lands there by the British government, which was not given. Accuses the British of...
June 26, 1794 Examination of two Shawanese warriors Alexander Gibson Unknown Recipient Examination of two Shawanese warriors, taken prisoners on the Miami of the lake, twenty miles above Grand Glaize just a few days before.
August 14, 1794 No. 33 Extract from a Major General Anthony Wayne's letter John Stagg [not available] Notification that Wayne's army took control of post at Grand Glaize. Enemy abandoned all settlements the evening prior to U.S. military arrival. Believed enemy had received information on Wayne's movement from a deserter.
August 13, 1792 Grand National Council, Indian Affairs Henry Knox James Wood Advises against disputes with neighboring Indians for fear it will spread to all southern tribes. Result of Grand National Council was peace among Cherokees towards U.S.
April 21, 1795 [Capt Pasteur's Answer to the Petiwatimies Indians, in Council, 21st day of April, 1795.] Thomas Pasteur [not available] Explains U.S. desire for peace, will forgive Indian Nations for wrongs. Advised avoiding British and their deceptions. Promises of trade upon signing of treaty with U.S., discussed building villages on "this side of the Ohio" river, and offered assurances of peace. Could not offer land on the Wabash to the Indians. Thanks for returning of prisoners;
March 21, 1795 Acceptance of Peace Offering, Land Grant to the Delaware Nation Anthony Wayne Chiefs of the Delawares Acceptance of peace offering of prisoners and grant of permission for the Delaware Nation to plant the land they previously occupied in the vicinity of Grand Glaize.
August 14, 1794 Seizure of Grand Glaize; Expectation of Battle with British & Indians Near Roche de Bout Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Notes that Indians have abandoned Grand Glaize area villages, and that they would have been taken totally unawares if not for the desertion of a quartermaster from the Legion who gave them warning. Expresses astonishment at the amount of buildings and crops. Is erecting 2 forts in the area, Fort Defiance and Fort Adams. Expects campaign to be decided in a confrontation with British and Indians...
June 7, 1793 Federal Commissioners note to Governor Simcoe on Sandusky Conference proceedings Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Lieutenant General John Graves Simcoe Federal Commissioners beg leave to suggest the following to Governor Simcoe of Upper Canada. Request that all proper means be used to ensure success. Ask the Governor for assistance in making preparatory arrangements; that all the efforts will be fruitless unless means are used to counteract the deep seated prejudice against whites based on the acts of a few. As an example, Commissioners point...
June 13, 1795 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Pickering Israel Chapin Jr Timothy Pickering Letter, discusses hostile Western Indians; discusses establishing a peace; mentions Indian reservation.
July 14, 1792 Escaped Prisoners & Prospects for Peace with Some Tribes Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Knox discusses the prisoners taken captive in October and November who have escaped and made their way to Jefferson. Wells, the new interpreter, was also taken by the Indians when he was 13 by the Eel River Indians and adopted by them. Though they are known as great liars, the Eel River Indians might be disposed to peace along with the Wabash Indians.
September 20, 1795 Division of Land and Peace Treaty Anthony Wayne Timothy Pickering Transmitted by Col. O'Hara the original treaty between U.S. and all hostile tribes from North West of the Ohio river. Details on Indian tribes being detained by British and land jobbers. Discussed details of new boundaries and division of land among trading companies from Detroit.
December 28, 1792 Situation in Ohio Country: Indians Demand Withdrawal, Soldiers Need Pay, Shortage of Officers Anthony Wayne Henry Knox The Indians continue to demand that the United States withdraw to the south of the Ohio River. There is a severe shortage of officers; non-commissioned officers are now in posts which should be held by commissioned officers. The men have not been paid for five months and need the money to purchase clothing for the winter.
April 4, 1794 Instructions for Treaty with Northwest Indians Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Instructions to Major General Anthony Wayne for holding a treaty with the Northwestern Indians and form of the Treaty. Based on Wayne's communication of 18 January, Knox notes that a treaty may be possible if Indian overtures are sincere, and Wayne's conditions of delivering prisoners and recalling war parties can be met.
August 13, 1794 Wayne Address to Indians Regarding Peace Meeting Anthony Wayne [not available] Wayne addressed all Nations North West of the Ohio River regarding peace: Wayne requested to meet deputies sent by the Indian tribes to discuss peace agreement which included protection of women and children and returning of land to tribes. Christopher Miller, an adopted Shawnee was offered by Wayne to provide evidence of the United States kindness. Wayne advised the Nations to disregard...
January 18, 1794 Supplement: Truce with Indians, and Considerations of Possible Treaty Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Supplement to prior letter of same date; Wayne laments the arrival of the Indians' truce flag, as he was set to seize Girtystown (now St. Mary's Ohio), in the center of the hostile tribes' region, but says he could not refuse the gesture. Truce of three days set, will not advance for that period. Considers merits of two possible treaty sites, Picquetown or Grand Glaize. Asks for instructions,...
June 7, 1793 Request for Cooperation from Royal Governor of Canada Lt. Col Edward Baker Littlehales Lieutenant General John Graves Simcoe U.S. Indian Commissioners at Navy Hall request the cooperation of the British government in pursuing peace negotiations with the Western tribes.
March 15, 1796 Information of Intrigues Concerning Land Along Lake Erie Captain Joseph Brant Israel Chapin Jr Refers to earlier discussion of lands around Lake Erie; informs Chapin that various unscrupulous people around Detroit have designs on that tract, currently claimed by the Wyandots. Asks that Chapin prevent any illegal land grants, which would only cause confusion.
March 9, 1795 Notification of Hunting Party Delaware Indians Anthony Wayne Speech expressing happiness with U.S. relations. Notification that hunters traveling to Grand Glaize plan to trade and kill/hunt.
August 13, 1794 Peace Settlement Offered by George Washington to Indians North West of the Ohio Anthony Wayne Sachems, Chiefs, & Warriors of the Wyandots, Delawares, Ottawas, Chippewas, Pottawatomies, Shawnees, & Miamis Major General Wayne offered an honorable peace from George Washington to the Chippawas, Delawares, Shawnese, Wyandots, Miamis, Tawas, and Potawatomis. Wayne also requested that the Nations no longer listen to the deception from the men posted at the Rapids.
October 28, 1791 Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox on reaction of Western Confederacy following General St. Clair's defeat and a report on Captain Brant Reverend Samuel Kirkland Henry Knox Letter from the Reverend Samuel Kirkland to Secretary of War Henry Knox describes his journey through western Massachusetts and New York. Kirkland, responding to a request from Knox, provides intelligence on the Indian reaction to the defeat of General Arthur St. Clair in November 1791, known as Battle of Wabash River. According to a Captain Engersoll who was at Niagara when he heard of St....
June 30, 1796 Purchase of Corn John Wilkins, Jr. James Henry Received orders to procure a supply of corn at lower ports of Lake Erie, to be transported to the rapids of the Miamis of the Lake. Requests Henry follow these orders with locations and travel route outlined.
June 7, 1793 British Assistance to American Commissioners during Sandusky Treaty Talks with Western Indians Lieutenant General John Graves Simcoe General Clarke Assistance offered by British for peace negotiations with Western Indians.
September 1795 Navigation of Lake Erie Unknown Author Timothy Pickering Information provided by a British sailor on navigating Lake Erie.
January 18, 1794 Indian Flag of Truce, and Suspicions Thereof Anthony Wayne Henry Knox Wayne Informs Knox that the Indians have sent in a flag of truce, which he believes is due to the seizure of St. Clair's field and the approach to Grand Glaize. Doubts the overture is sincere, believing the Indians may just be stalling for time to remove their women and children, store winter provisions, and scout Wayne's camp -- but accepts the necessity of losing this opportunity for a quick...