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January 3, 1786 Articles of a Treaty with the Choctaw Nation Treaty Treaty Treaty Concluded at Hopewell on the Keowee River near Seneca Old Town between the commissioners plenipotentiary of the Choctaw Nation and the U.S. 11 Articles
1790 Minutes from Creek Treaty Henry Knox [not available] Document, Minutes for Creek treaty; discusses Indians and husbandry.
1792 Symbols on the American Medal Rufus Putnam [not available] The author explains to the Indians the symbols on the American medal.
August 7, 1790 Draft of the Proposed Treaty with the Creek Nation Unknown Author [not available] This is a draft of the proposed treaty with the Creek nation with an emphasis on the education of Creek children.
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.
February 7, 1791 Gratitude to the Great Councillor Seneca Chiefs [not available] Cornplanter and the other Seneca chiefs express their gratitude to the "Great Councillor" for his peaceful intentions and the presents and other benefits provided to them by the United States.
1792 Brighten the Chain of Friendship Rufus Putnam [not available] Putnam invites the chiefs of the western tribes to travel to Philadelphia, at government expense, to attempt to reach a settlement that will avoid war between them and the United States.
May 19, 1789 Council at Chota concerning a treaty between the United States and the Cherokee nation Chiefs & Warriors of the Cherokee Nation [not available] Warriors, chiefs and representatives of Cherokee nation having met at Chota on Tennessee, are sorry to inform elder brother General Washington and the great council of the United States of the bad conduct of some; but to great joy the Great Spirit has removed the dark cloud and permits the sun to shine in friendship upon each party. Cherokees make known to Congress of a desire and intention to...
April 4, 1792 Speech to the Indians Henry Knox [not available] Captain Alexander Trueman delivers this speech, written by the Secretary at War, to the Chiefs and Warriors of the Western Indians.
April 13, 1792 Friendship of the United States with the Five Nations Timothy Pickering Sachems & Chiefs of the Five Nations (The speech of Timothy Pickering, commissioner, to the Sachems and Chiefs of the Five Nations.) Pickering assures the Sachems and Chiefs of the Five Nations of the friendship of the United States and its wish to treat with the Indians at Fort Washington, or any suitable location , to resolve issues related to disputed land.
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 31, 1786 Treaty with the Shawnee nation Commissioners Plenipotentiary Chiefs of the Shawnees Articles of a Treaty concluded at the mouth of the Great Miami between the commissioners plenipotentiary of the U.S. and the chiefs and warriors of the Shawnee nation. Describes the lands to be retained and relinquished by the Shawanee Nation.
September 4, 1788 Preparation for Great Treaty with Seven Nations Josiah Harmar Charles Thomson Reports that dispatches for inhabitants of Kentucky to be transmitted by Andrew Hare. Duplicates are forwarded by the Honorable Mr. Brown of Congress. They are waiting with great anticipation for the arrival of Brant and the chiefs of the Seven Nations to commence the general treaty.
September 29, 1792 Speech to the Wabash and Illinois tribes Rufus Putnam Chiefs of Wabash and Illinois Tribes Speech to the Wabash and Illinois tribes, following a treaty, by General Rufus Putnam. Discusses opening communication with other tribes, including the Miami, Delaware, Shawnee and Wyandot. Also mentions a visit of selected chiefs to Philadelphia.
June 4, 1792 Boundaries Between the United States & the Cherokee Nation William Blount Little Turkey Blount informs Little Turkey and the other chiefs of the Cherokees of the plans to run the boundary lines between U. S. territory and the Cherokee nation. The United States commissioners who will run the line are men of great stature and integrity and it is expected that the Cherokee headmen who will be involved will be of similar character.
January 19, 1795 Massapanashiwiske or the Bad Bird's reply to the Commander in Chiefs speech the 19th of Jany. Massapanashiwiske [not available] Response from the Four Nations from Michilemackinac Michigan. Message of peace, plans to meet again at the Miami villages to discuss peace again. Requests the help of the interpreter to take the good news of peace to other villages.
August 6, 1791 A letter expressing displeasure with a divisive force placed by Butler in the Seneca Nation Chief of the Seneca Nation Half Town Major General Richard Butler The Seneca chiefs were told Dr. Barlgh(?), the Frenchman, had great authority from Butler, but this was a lie that has been found out. To them, he was acting as a dividing force, and the chiefs tell Butler that as long as he stays away from the tribes, they can act as a cohesive body. The chiefs make fairly clear threats that Barlgh is only safe under Butlerís protection, and to leave it would...
January 10, 1791 Speech of Seneca Chiefs to the President Seneca Chiefs George Washington Cornplanter and other Seneca chiefs make their plea to the President to restore some of the land fraudulently taken from them by the Treaty of Fort Stanwix.
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.
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...
December 19, 1791 Invitation to Five Nations to Visit Philadelphia Timothy Pickering [not available] Suggests visit to Philadelphia to discuss the introduction of various skills related to goods production, all promises of gifts to be fulfilled at Great Council fire in Philadelphia.
March 17, 1791 Our Misfortunes Seneca Chiefs George Washington The Seneca Chiefs report the misdeeds that are being perpetrated upon them despite Washington's pledge that they would be able to live safely in peace.
April 25, 1791 Making Peace at Buffalo Creek Thyogasa [not available] Thyogasa says he will seek peace at Buffalo Creek and hopes that his white brothers will do the same.
January 13, 1794 Message Delivered by Three Delaware Indians Anthony Wayne [not available] Message from "hostile" Indians delivered to Headquarters at Greenvill. Chiefs desire peace, seek answer on peace from U.S. Signed by chiefs with alias.
July 7, 1789 Report on the Chickasaws and Choctaws Henry Knox George Washington Knox views the substantial distance of the Chickasaws and Choctaws from frontier settlements as the principle reason that few complaints regarding white encroachments have thus far been lodged. Knox notes that Chickasaws and Choctaws are "represented as candid, generous, brave, and honest" and have placed themselves under the protection of the United States and no other sovereign.