Viewing 1–18 of 18 documents: "Shawnese"

Date Title Author Recipient Summary
June 4, 1797 [No. V] Information on Indians James Wilkinson James McHenry Indians instigate violence, murder yet Shawnese are peaceful.
July 26, 1792 Hopes of Peace Vested in Indian Chief Rufus Putnam Henry Knox Notification that copies of speech sent to various tribes via Maj. Hamtramck. Discussed influence of Kaweahatta, great Indian chief, over Wabash tribal politics and possibility of his influence in securing council with Shawnese.
February 17, 1795 Not a Single LIne from You! Winthrop Sargent Samuel Hodgdon Writing in code, Sargent laments that he is astonished that in nearly an age he has not received a single line from Hodgdon. He refers to the Indians including the Shawnese
February 10, 1797 Indians Travelling to Fort Washington Isaac Craig James McHenry Notification that Indians will travel by boat to Fort Washington under the charge of Capt. Britt. Good relations b/w U.S. and Shawnee.
July 29, 1790 [Deposition of Charles Johnson, taken before the Secretary of War] Charles Johnson [not available] Describes Indian attacks and murder of several people, including burning one man alive. Goods and property taken, quoted "several thousand pounds value." Believed that there were many Americans currently held prisoner by Indian Nations.
July 5, 1793 Indian Speech to Commissioners Chiefs of Wabash and Illinois Tribes Federal Commissioners Treaty at Sandusky Indians apologized and provided reasoning for not meeting commissioners at Sandusky, requested to meet with "Governor of this Province" (John Graves Simcoe) at Niagara for negotiations.
April 1789 George Morgan's Speech to the Indians George Morgan Delawares, Shawanese, & Cherokees Speech of George Morgan to the Delawares, Shawanese, and Cherokees at New Madrid in April 1789 in which he declares the peaceful intentions of the United States toward these tribes.
July 7, 1790 Hostile Indians Harry Innes Henry Knox Discussed dealing with hostile Shawnee Indians. Treaty at Fort Harmar, relations b/w settlers and Indians. Innes asserts Indians are aggressors and that settlers are defending their safety.
August 16, 1792 Indian Relations Henry Knox George Washington Questions accuracy of intelligence on prisoners, will transmit all reports from Wilkinson and Putnam to Anthony Wayne. Hostile Indians to concede to peace treaty with United States. Affairs in Southwestern quarter are "ill" based on letter from Campbell. Speech of Fish Carrier, chief of Cayuga nation, enclosed.
August 15, 1792 Indian Relations Henry Knox William Blount Councils with Choctaws and Chickasaws did not produce any results, parties of Indians from the lower towns to attack boats and party under command of Gov. Blount. Companies of infantry assembled to fight banditti a formidable group, U.S. seeking peace.
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.
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.
March 30, 1793 Hiring Interpreter Isaac Craig Henry Knox Interpreter, William Wilson for the Shawnee and Delaware Indians found in next town. He was present at Beaver Creek during the killing of friendly Indians and now travels to Philadelphia to serve on prosecution team against Bradley. Craig seeks to employ him but Wilson needs to be excused from trial.
November 23, 1790 Report of Expedition against Little Turtle and Miamis Josiah Harmar Henry Knox Josiah Harmar provides a detailed account to the Secretary at War of the failed military expedition against Little Turtle and the Miamis. This account includes such details as the order of march, the order of encampment, and the order of battle. Describes the Miami Indians groups and the geography. Mentions interactions with traders, whom, he claims, may be more savage than the Indians. Ordered...
June 7, 1790 Regarding use of force in response to depredations of Indians Henry Knox Josiah Harmar Detailed account of Indian attacks and continental troops defense against raiding and murdering parties of banditti on the frontier along Ohio River. No other solution but to "extirpate those banditti utterly". By orders of the President and the governor of the Western Territory, Harmar is to solve Indian problem without violating any Indian treaties already in effect. Volunteers from Kentucky...
October 6, 1792 Speech to Northwest Indians Rufus Putnam Indians Northwest of Ohio River Speech of Rufus Putnam, Agent to General Washington, for the purpose of treating with the Indians Northwest of the Ohio, and concluding a peace with the same. Indian tribes include the Delaware, Shawnee, Miami, and Wyandots.
May 23, 1789 Speech of the United Indian Nations, at their confederate council, held near the mouth of the Detroit River between the 28th Nov. & 18th Dec. 1786. Captain Joseph Brant Congress of the United States Speech of the United Indian Nations seeking peace with United States.
May 17, 1790 [Mr. Gamelin's Journal: Memorandum of sundry speeches held by Anthony Gamelin to the chiefs of the Ouabache (Wabash) and Miami nations] Antoine Gamelin [not available] Recounts Gamelin's travels to various Indian villages with a speech offering peace to the Indian Nations. Promises of peace, no more stealing. Discussed contracting a peace between the Kickapoo and Chiefs of the Falls and peace with white people to be held at Post Vincennes. Details on the relationship between the Miami and Kickapoo tribes.