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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
January 19, 1795 Speech to the War Chiefs Unknown Author [not available] A speech by the Indian chiefs, documented in French.
October 27, 1794 Speeches from the Indian Chiefs of the Three Nations Expressing Solidarity with Brandt Chiefs of the Three Nations Joseph Brandt Expresses the sorrow of Three Nations Indian Chiefs at the departure of "Col. Brandt," expressing friendship and solidarity with him, and pledging to follow his guidance. Chiefs sign the document by writing the name of their tribe and drawing animal symbols.
April 17, 1786 Salute for Indian Chiefs James Pearson Samuel Hodgdon Request for ammunition to be used to salute Indian Chiefs
January 3, 1791 Recommendation from Chiefs of the Stockbridge Tribe. Stockbridge Tribal Chiefs [not available] The Chiefs of the Stockbridge tribe of Indians seek relief from the State of New York.
September 25, 1789 Request for Terms to be Agreed Upon Commissioners for Indian Affairs in Southern Department Alexander McGillivray Commissioners received note informing that chiefs were in council until late evening; appeared they were not entirely satisfied with some parts of talk. Objected to boundary line. Ask for the terms upon which the Chiefs will agree to. Hope that Chiefs will not leave without affording chance to conclude a treaty; do not expect another commission. Not authorized to make any presents unless a treaty...
July 13, 1788 Speech to the Chiefs of Wyandots Arthur St. Clair Chiefs of the Wyandots A Black Cloud has arisen in the North and has darkened prospects of completing good work. It may blow over. Refers to speech sent to Chiefs at Tawa and mouth of Detroit River. Asks for assistance in removing the cloud.
December 20, 1791 Translated letter (implies transcription), Henry Knox to Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Timothy Pickering Letter, directs invitations to Six Nations chiefs.
May 16, 1795 Proposed Visit of Indian Chiefs Timothy Pickering George Washington Pickering forwards a letter from Governor St. Clair regarding the proposed visit by chiefs of some of the Western Tribes, which Pickering thinks ought to be postponed. He is concerned about the establishment of US forts on the Western frontier.
July 15, 1790 Regarding Alexander McGillivray and the Creek chiefs passing through Philadelphia Thomas Mifflin Henry Knox Knox can assure President Washington that, if Alexander McGillivray and the Creek chiefs pass through Philadelphia on their way to New York, they will receive every proper attention.
January 21, 1794 Treaty Between United States and Delaware, Shawnee, and Miami Nations Anthony Wayne [not available] Wayne addressed all chiefs of the three nations and accepted their hands in friendship and peace. Warrior Chiefs accept peace treaty.
July 13, 1788 Speech to Chiefs of Nations Assembled at Tawa River and Mouth of Detroit River Arthur St. Clair Chiefs of Nations assembled at Tawa River and Mouth of Detroit River In a speech to Chiefs of Nations assembled at Tawa River and Mouth of Detroit River, St. Clair expresses impatience to hear of chiefs arrival. Expresses displeasure that instances of unprovoked hostility. United States desires peace, but if Indians desire war, they will have it. Expects an answer soon.
December 6, 1792 Report on the Council with the Hostile Western Tribes Henry Knox George Washington Knox reports to the President on the council held between the chiefs of the Six Nations and the chiefs of the hostile western tribes.
July 31, 1794 Equipage for the Chickasaw Chiefs Tench Francis Samuel Hodgdon [Partly illegible] Hodgdon is asked to pack up [?] to be transported to the Chickasaw Chiefs.
August 16, 1793 Message to Assembled Chiefs at Rapids of Miami River Timothy Pickering [not available] Copies of transactions sent to Chiefs of Western Indian Nations, Commissioners expressed disappointment that a peace treaty could not be reached.
January 21, 1791 Deposition of James Wadsworth James Wadsworth [not available] Wadsworth affirms that he was present when Oliver Phelps paid the Chiefs of the Seneca Nation money and goods in exchange for parcels of Indian land and that the Chiefs seemed well satisfied with the transaction.
October 6, 1791 Speech given to the Kings and Chiefs of the Cussetahs and Cowetas, with all other Chiefs of the Creek Nation. James Seagrove [not available] This is a speech, probably by James Seagrove, to the Creek chiefs assuring them of the support and friendship of the federal government and the need to avoid violent confrontations with their white neighbors.
1799 Speech of the Secretary of War to the Chiefs and Warriors of the Potowatomies, Ottawa, and Chippewa Nations James McHenry Chiefs of the Potawatomies, Ottawas, & Chippewas Speech of the Secretary of War to the Chiefs and Warriors of the Potowatomies, Ottawa, and Chippewa Nations. Cited and enclosed in McHenry to Hamilton, 05/18/1799.
July 14, 1788 Arrival of different chiefs at Detroit River and endeavors of Colonel Brant, Chief of Mohawks General Butler Arthur St. Clair Eighty chiefs of different tribes met at Detroit River. Are waiting arrival of Colonel Brant and Chiefs of Five Nations with anxiety. Possibility that Brant, chief of Mohawks is endeavoring to form Indian confederacy against Americans.
September 26, 1794 Letter from the chiefs and warriors of Sandusky Tarke United States Letter from the chiefs and warriors of Sandusky, addressed to the "Brothers of the thirteen United States of America." They had formed a bond of friendship with the United States in council at Muskingum
January 23, 1798 Rifles for the Wyandot Chiefs James McHenry John Harris "Be pleased to deliver to Colonel Mentges for the use of the Wyandot [Huron] chiefs and their interpreter three new rifles."
November 15, 1798 Horses delivered to Chickasaw chiefs David Henley Samuel Hodgdon Encloses the register of five horses delivered to Chickasaw chiefs. Adds that he has no invoice of the public clothing for Colonel Butler, requesting that it be sent immediately.
May 16, 1794 Relations with Creek chiefs in Georgia James Seagrove Henry Knox Letter from the Agent for Indian Affairs regarding relations between Creek chiefs and Georgia Governor George Mathews. Seagrove is optimistic about friendly relations between the two.
February 10, 1792 Resolving Issues with the Senecas Henry Knox Seneca Chiefs Knox tells New-Arrow, Cornplanter, Big-Log, and other Seneca chiefs that he would like to meet with them in Philadelphia in order to resolve any issues that might stand in the way of friendship between the Senecas and the United States.
February 28, 1787 To the Chiefs and Warriors of the Six Nations Major General Richard Butler Chiefs & Warriors of the Six Nations Speech alludes to transmission of items to Congress, recommendations of peace, and advised Indians to maintain control over their people to prevent hostilities against white settlers.
June 16, 1796 Indian Negotiations Benjamin Hawkins James McHenry Enclosed correspondence b/w Hawkins, Clymer, Pickens, and Commissioners of Georgia. Negotiations with Indians began the previous day, large number of representatives present at council. Chiefs have confidence in the justice of "our Government."