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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
August 13, 1794 Anthony Wayne's Declaration to the Indian Nations Anthony Wayne Nations of Indians Northwest of the Ohio This is General Wayne's declaration to the Delawares, Shawnees, Miamis, Wyandots, and all other Nations of Indians northwest of the Ohio in which he offers the friendly hand of peace and promises to preserve them and their helpless women and children from the danger of famine.
May 1, 1791 Developments on Frontier Arthur St. Clair Henry Knox Informant told St. Clair that Wyandots joined Shawnees and Delawares in alliance. Further details on military operations on frontier.
August 13, 1794 Speech Requesting U.S. to Converse with the Indian Nations John Foster Williams Anthony Wayne Warriors request peace with U.S. and to converse in the manner of the Indian Nations.
December 23, 1787 To the Chiefs and Warriors of the Shawnee Nation, Concerning Past & Future Treaties Major General Richard Butler Chiefs of the Shawnees Discusses the effect of recent Congressional decisions upon U.S.-Indian relations, and asks for a specific treaty meeting with the Delawares and Shawnees. Professes U.S. goodwill toward the Indians.
November 1794 Summary of Speech on English Anthony Wayne [not available] Details of how Wayne would drive out the English presence in the West.
April 30, 1791 Warning to the Chiefs and Warriors of the Wyandot Nation Arthur St. Clair [not available] General St. Clair, Governor of the Northwest Territory, warns the Wyandot against joining in mischief against the United States.
August 3, 1795 Treaty of Greenville Henry De Butts [not available] Peace treaty between the United States and the Northwest Indian Confederacy, comprised of the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawnees, Kickapoos, Weas, Ottawas, Chippewas, Putawatomie, Miami, & Eel River tribes. Dictates the end of hostilities, the return of prisoners, cessions of land to the U.S., the new Indian-U.S. boundary, right of white passage over Indian land and waterways, the relinquishment of...
January 14, 1794 Conditions for Peace Anthony Wayne Delaware Chiefs In order to create a lasting peace white prisoners would be released, all Indians traveling on U.S. land must bear a white flag, and chiefs must come to settle disputes.
September 28, 1795 Information Regarding the Recent Indian Treaty [Treaty of Greeneville] Timothy Pickering George Washington Forwards to Washington the details of Anthony Wayne's recent treaty with the Indians [the Treaty of Greeneville], noting that he obtained more land by it than had been expected. Lists the chiefs and tribes present at the signing of the treaty.
August 3, 1795 Peace Treaty Anthony Wayne [not available] Official sealed document securing peace between U.S. and Western Indian Nations. Set boundary line between nations as Cayahoga River.
November 6, 1800 Explains Charged Accounts and Mismanagement [not available] William Simmons Claims to not have received pertinent information from his superiors as to how to handle accounts correctly. Explains the various accounts and charges--for example, he inadvertently charged the clothing department instead of the military department. He refers to verbal requests without written records, Indian annuities, and references various titles and people requesting various amounts and...
June 27, 1791 Queries by Captain Hendrick to Stockbridge Indians Timothy Pickering [not available] Questions and answers regarding stipulations of treaty with United States and the Six Nations of Indians, at Newtown, New York, June 27th, 1791. U.S. promised peace and retention of lands for Western Indians.
February 24, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove Indian Agent, to James Holmes, acting as as an assistant amoung the Creeks James Seagrove James Holmes Letter from James Seagrove, Indian Agent to the Creek Nation, to James Holmes, acting as an assistant among the Creeks, at St. Mary's Georgia. Acknowledges receipt of letter from Flint river. Attends to what Holmes says but not at liberty to do so at the moment. If Red friends think it necessary, Seagrove does not oppose their will. Galphin gives alarm on his arrival. Galphin reports that the...
November 1796 On Breaking Alliance with British, and Establishing Friendship with United States Blue Jacket Chief of the Shawnees President of the United States Indian chief Blue Jacket, of the Shawnees, relates how he and his people once fought for the British, having been urged to do so by them; now cites deception by the British and wishes only friendship with the Americans. Submits a testimonial of friendship with the English king; now states that he will throw that one away in return for a similar document from the U.S. President.
November 8, 1791 Report Concerning Indian Boundary Lines Thomas Jefferson [not available] Jefferson delineates the boundaries of the United States and Indian Nations.
December 28, 1788 Speech Regarding Land Disputes Major General Richard Butler [not available] Butlers speech addressed Indians of North Western territory regarding land disputes and settlement of boundary between the U.S. and the Six Nations. Recounted past treaties. Butler notified the Six Nations that they would have to settle their disputes with the Governor because his term as Superintendent of Indian Affairs expired.
July 31, 1793 Speech Regarding Possession of Land and Past Treaties with Indian Confederacy Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Deputies of the Confederation of Indian Nations Commissioners agreed the boundary line set at the Treaty of Fort Stanwix between the Indians and the British colonies was the Ohio River, but future treaties ceded tracts of land to the U.S. and therefore they could not remove settlers from the land.
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.
May 28, 1800 Instructions for Indian Presents James McHenry John Harris Indian nations mentioned to receive annuities from the United States include Wyandots, Delawares, Ottawas, Chippewas, Miamis, Patawatomies, Shawanees, Creeks, Chickasaws, Cherokees, Eel River, Weeas, Piankishaws, and Kickapoos, with amounts (in value of goods) listed. Also lists any specific goods meant for the Indians -- if the value of the mentioned goods does not reach the total amount to be...
June 1, 1785 Reports Activity of Wyandot, Delaware, Shawnee, and Cherokee; British Attempts to Promote Subversion Josiah Harmar Henry Knox The Wyandot and Delaware have brought in their prisoners and released them. The Shawnees profess peace, but the Cherokees remain hostile and have killed and scalped 7 people recently. Includes an intelligence estimate of the Indian nations and an account of British efforts to foment anti-American sentiment among the Indians. Identifies a British agent of influence on the American frontier.
December 8, 1796 Speech at Conference with Indian Chiefs, Treaty Cannot Be Amended James McHenry [not available] McHenry's speech to the assembled chiefs, on behalf of the president. Tribes represented: Wiandots [Wyandots], Delawares, Shawanees [Shawnees], Ottawas, Chippewas, Putawatimies, Miamis, Eel River, Weeas, Kickapoos, Piankeshaws, and Kaskaskias. States that the president has considered the Indians' requests that some land sold in the treaty be remitted to them, as well as a formal marking of the...
November 29, 1796 Washington's Speech to the Indians on How to Honor the Treaty of Greeneville George Washington Northwestern Indian Chiefs Address to the [Northwest] Indian Confederacy comprised of the Wyandot, Delaware, Shawnee, Kickapoo, Wea, Ottawa, Chippewa, Putawatomie, Miami, Kaskaskia, Piankeshaw & Eel River tribes. Endeavors to give them advice surrounding the [Treaty of Greeneville], now ratified by the Senate. Explains the provision that the Indians not sell any of their land except to the U.S. Recommends that the Indians...
November 29, 1796 Conference with the Several Indian Chiefs Assembled, & Washington's Reply George Washington [not available] Various Indian chiefs speak on rights to land, inclinations to peace over war, and a recent treaty. Tribes represented: Wiandots [Wyandots], Delawares, Shawanees [Shawnees], Ottawas, Chippewas, Putawatimies, Miamis, Eel River, Weeas, Kickapoos, Piankeshaws, and Kaskaskias. George Washington's response to these follows, which discusses points of the treaty, such as that the Indians are to...
February 20, 1793 Letter from James Seagrove to the Chiefs and Headmen of the Cussetah and Coweta Towns James Seagrove Chiefs and Headmen of Cussetah & Coweta Towns Letter from James Seagrove to the Chiefs and Headmen of the Cussetah and Coweta Towns, dated St. Mary's, 20 Feb. 1793. Seagrove writes to inform the Creek leadership that he will meet with them 1 May; and that the talks from the great father General Washington, President of the United States, are straight and good towards Creeks. Seagrove admonishes Creek leaders not to listen to the northward...