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June 5, 1793 No War with White People or Red People Little Turkey William Blount Little Turkey reports on the visit of the Cherokee head-men to meet with with the head-men of the Northward Indians. Though the Nortwards appear ready to go to war if provoked by incursions on their land, Little Turkey affirmed the disposition of the Cherokees to remain at peace with whites and Indians.
1793 Creeks' War with White People John Boggs Hanging Maw Mr. McGillivray is dead and the Creeks are passing by on the way to war. If they make war on white people, it should be on the people of Georgia and not on those of our land.
February 15, 1796 Adopt the Useful Ways of the White People Timothy Pickering Chiefs & Warriors of the Six Nations Pickering advises the Indians to "adopt the useful ways of the white people." He admits that it will not be easy for them to abandon their hunting culture but warns that game is becoming scarce. To quote from the letter: "Brothers, I have often shown you what good things the white people enjoy, and explained how you might enjoy them. You have answered, that what I told you is very good, and that...
April 30, 1791 COPY: Letter of Condolence Regarding Murder at Beaver Creek Arthur St. Clair Delaware Chiefs Assurances of punishment for the murder of Indians by white people, reprimands other bad Indians for "mischief".
June 20, 1793 Do not suffer bad men to injure whites or steal their horses. Secretary Smith Chiefs of the Cherokees Smith warns the Cherokees not to hinder the President's attempts to redress the wrongs committed against them by allowing bad men of their nation to kill whites or steal their horses.
October 1799 Speech to the Indians Henry Burbeck [not available] Apology for death of solider. Peaceful relations between white people and Indians recounted. Topic of revenge addressed.
June 15, 1793 White People have Spoiled the Talk at Present. Hanging Maw George Washington Because of the attack on his house and the murders that resulted, Hanging Maw declines the invitation of the President to visit him in Philadelphia
May 22, 1793 Answer of W. Payne to James Seagrove Chief of Simanola Tribe of Creeks [Seminoles] W. Payne James Seagrove Payne tells Seagrove that the has heard his talk; cannot answer all on this day. Will answer next day after consulting his people. Says that his Indians don't know so much as the white people. Has been here [Colerain] for some days. White people have used us like brothers. Will give a talk tomorrow.
August 6, 1793 The Law of Blood for Blood William Blount Henry Knox Blount and Pickens discuss the dilemma regarding the murders of Cherokees by white marauders. The Cherokees want the perpetrators to be put to death according to their laws but the only way that could be done is following a verdict of guilty by a jury in a trial. But, it will be nearly impossible to find a jury of frontier people who would find white men guilty of killing Indians.
June 5, 1788 Indians Seeking Peace Prince of Notoly Andrew Pickens Chota Indians left their towns and land so the Creeks and White People can fight among themselves.
September 13, 1792 Misunderstanding of Talks William Blount Glass Glad to hear chiefs sent young warriors from the five lower towns back home after they had declared war on United States. Blount planned to keep some soldiers at block houses along the border to protect white settlers from hostile Creeks. Believed there was a misunderstanding of Gen. Robertson's speech given to Codeatoy, and the beating of White Man-Killer by white people.
[not available] Notes on Good Peter's Speech Good Peter [not available] In his speech Good Peter discusses White aggression and Indian aggression.
May 23, 1793 Answer of Mr Payne the Great Simanolla and Lochaway King to James Seagrove Creek Agent of Indian Affairs Chief of Simanola Tribe of Creeks [Seminoles] W. Payne James Seagrove A talk that Payne promised to give to Seagrove. Speaks of all men as having one father and one mother. Relates a story he heard from the old people that the world was once covered by the great water and drowned all the people, except for those who lived in a house on the water; whether this is the place, he says he does not know. He was also told that the world was divided into seven parts, and...
June 12, 1793 Attack on the People at the Hanging Maw's Major King Secretary Smith Major King reports on the murderous and unwarranted attack by Captain Beard and his mounted infantry on the people at the Hanging Maw's which seemed to be aimed as much at the white people as at the Indians.
March 5, 1792 Intrusion on Indian Hunting Grounds Richard Justice William Blount Richard Justice and Thomas Glass write to Governor Blount regarding Little Turkey's movements and their willingness to adhere to any agreement between Little Turkey and the Governor. There have been encounters between whites and Indians in Indian hunting grounds but there has been no violence.
[not available] Notes on Treaty Negotiations Unknown Author [not available] The unknown author lists points to be made during treaty negotiations and discusses civilizing Indians, the Revolutionary War and Indian independence.
May 7, 1799 Reaction to Indian Talks David Henley Double-head Praises division of Indians as wise in order to keep "bad people in order, and prevent their stealing of Horses." Praises improvement of Indians in growing cotton and corn, spinning and weaving. Desires to live in friendship and unite, white and Indian, to care for all wives and families. Observes the departure of Mr. Dinsmore, praised for his able rapport with the Indians and his fair reports of...
February 28, 1797 Speech of the Cornplanter to Washington. Cornplanter, Chief of the Senecas [not available] Speech, mentions Washington's retirement; mentions Revolutionary War; discusses White encroachment; discusses education; discusses Indians and liquor.
November 23, 1785 Preliminary Speeches by Cherokee Headmen at Treaty of Hopewell [not available] [not available] Tassel of Chota. Refers to red people as the original people of the the land. Presents beads as confirmation of friendship. Refers to encroachment by whites on indian land. Recalls past treaties, then introduces War Woman of Chota, who says she is fond of hearing of peace. The commissioners ask for the boundary lines and Tassel agrees to provide it the following day. Unsuckanail, of New Cusse...
July 8, 1796 Captain Chapin discusses Indian affairs with Secretary at War Israel Chapin Jr James McHenry Letter, asks for money on Six Nations behalf; discusses Indians accused of thefts; discusses Indian murdered at Fort Venango; discusses Six Nations annuity; asks for removal of settlers; discusses White encroachment.
November 6, 1791 Contemporary Copy of Letter made from Recipient's Files, Joseph Ellicot to Henry Knox Joseph Ellicot Henry Knox Surveyor Joseph Ellicott tells Knox of his contacts with several southern chiefs, each of whom expressed a desire for peace
July 10, 1791 Notes on the Speeches of Good Peter and Red Jacket A. Bolt Red Jacket Bolt describes in his notes the speeches of Red Jacket and Good Peter and discusses the progress of civilizing the Indians.He talks of the hostility of the Western Indians and mentions Indians and Indian warfare. He alludes to prisoners of war and land sales.
April 5, 1793 Cumberland Settlers are for Peace Arthur Coody William Blount Coody believes that the Creek Indians are going to war against the Cumberland settlers who seek to convince the Indians that the white people want peace and if the Creeks want war it should be waged against Georgia. It appears also that Mr. McGillivray is dead.
October 25, 1798 Speech to Captain Thomas Pasteurs Jean Baptiste Duquesne [not available] Speech, by Ducayne, discusses murder & horse theft; discusses White encroachment; alludes to Indian retaliation. Document also contains Capt. Pasteurs reply to Jean Baptist Ducayne.
June 22, 1798 Abstract of a speech to Indian Chiefs James Wilkinson [not available] Letter, discusses horse theft; discusses Indians & white settlers.