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August 7, 1797 New Commissioner James McHenry George Walton Butler appointed Commissioner to reopen negotiations with Cherokees for peace treaty and land rights.
August 12, 1788 Disputed Territory Alexander McGillivray Unknown Recipient Disputed land in Georgia and Indian policy addressed. McGillivray noted the removal of settlers from land priority in negotiations with Indians.
November 20, 1788 Land Negotiations Little Turkey Richard Winn Use of hunting grounds and positive negotiations with New York and Virginia.
August 27, 1798 Suspension of Treaty with Cherokee Indian Nation James McHenry Lt. Col. Thomas Butler Treaty negotiations suspended due to the loss of Alfred Moore and John Steele as commissioners who took part in the talks. Appointment of Thomas Butler to assist Walton in renewal of negotiations. McHenry noted that the request to build "houses of entertainment" on Cumberland road should be remonstrated in hopes of keeping "bad intentioned whites" away from the Indians who could sour relations...
August 27, 1798 Request by President to Purchase Additional Land from Cherokee John Adams [not available] President Adams official address requesting renewed negotiations for additional land to be occupied by white settlers previously displaced by old negotiated boundary. Assured Cherokees that he had the safety of the Indians in mind and sought to protect them from Zachariah Cox's invasion.
September 1795 Indian Speech to U.S. Commissioner at Fort George in Fall 1795 Anusene [?] [not available] Disputes U.S. statement that the Americans had no knowledge of prior Indian arrangements with "Governor Clinton" [presumably former Governor George Clinton of New York]. Refers to previous, intra-Indian land disputes which preceded the current negotiations. Rails against some third party for inciting war and bloodshed, but reaffirms that the Iroquois tribes have not made war on the United...
August 20, 1798 Comments on Negotiations with Cherokee; Root of Problem with Indians Reluctant to Sell Land John Adams James McHenry Acknowledges receipt of McHenry's letters concerning treaty negotiations with the Cherokee. He confirms the commission of Col. Butler as an Indian commissioner, and comments on the root of the problem: "The Indians have been taught to misunderstand the advice against selling their land to individuals, for advice against selling to the United States."
November 1, 1795 Account of the Recent Treaty Negotiations at Fort George Between the Iroquois & New York Jeremiah Wadsworth Timothy Pickering Describes the recently concluded negotiations at Fort George, including the Seven Nations Indians' description of the land they claimed. States that the New York commissioners said the Indians' claim was not well-founded, but offered them $3000 for the land anyway. Says that the Indians declined, but, in good spirits, asked Wadsworth to deliver a letter to George Washington once it was written....
July 16, 1795 Mistaken Information Regarding Indian Land Negotiations Timothy Pickering John Jay Secretary Pickering discusses mistaken information about negotiations for Indian land with Governor John Jay of New York.
July 31, 1795 Appointment as Commissioner in New York & St. Regis Indians Land Dispute Timothy Pickering Jeremiah Wadsworth Writes that the governor of New York has requested that the President appoint a commissioner to resolve land disputes with the St. Regis [Iroquois] Indians. Asks Wadsworth to accept the office; states that the negotiations are set for the middle of next September, to be held at Fort George, south of Lake George. Requests speedy reply with acceptance or denial of the position.
February 2, 1797 Discussion of Chickosaw Treaties, Surrender of Indian Land Charles Lee James McHenry Refers to Indian land negotiations over lumber and river access. Discussion of subject rights and protections. Mentions treaty with Chickasaws. Refers to Indians surrendering rights to land.
May 3, 1798 Official Statement on the Ceeded Land given to the Creek Indian Nation Multiple Authors House of Representatives Report from Pinckney on the land given to the Creek Indian Nation in treaty held at Shoulderbone and treaty in New York between Creeks and the United States. Compensation is owed the State of Georgia for the ceded land.
November 21, 1796 No Sale of Land in the Vicinity of Snake Creek, Etc. Ezra McKinley Timothy Pickering McKinley assures Pickering and Hodgdon that he has made no sales of their land near Snake Creek nor has he undertaken any negotiations to do so. He would, however, be happy to see some settlement on their lands and is currently encouraging a settlement on his adjoining land. The Connecticut legislature has done nothing to infringe on the rights of the proprietors.
October 1, 1795 Indian Speech to U.S. Commissioner at Fort George During Treaty Negotiations of 09/26/1795 to 10/02/1795. Seneca Chiefs [not available] States wish that contentment and goodwill remain between the two negotiating parties, despite differences over the land claims. Says that the Indian children and grandchildren must be thought of; rejects proposed sum of $3000 offered for the Indian land. Says that the Indians would not have demanded payment [read: not offered the land for sale at all] if the white people had not already settled...
August 13, 1798 Regarding Treaty Negotiations with the Cherokee James McHenry John Adams Refers to the cessation of treaty negotiations with the Cherokee, which took place in July 1798. Peace in Tennessee said to be contingent upon these negotiations' success. Discusses the various issues a treaty should consider, which seem to include the issue of white intruders on Indian land. Stresses the imperative of re-opening negotiations. Says that a "talk" to the Cherokee from the...
September 29, 1795 Draft of Speech by Wadsworth to the Seven Nations of Canada at a Treaty Negotiation Regarding Land Claims in New York Jeremiah Wadsworth [not available] Professes to answer the Indians' speech of the previous day; reiterates that the purpose of the meeting is to delineate which lands the Indians are claiming, that they may be paid for by New York. After a crossed-out section, states that he is not replying to some statements of the Indian leaders because he is not authorized to negotiate for anything beyond the purpose stated above. Following...
July 22, 1796 Land Acquisition and Negotiations Between Georgia Commissioners and Creek Chiefs George Washington James McHenry Treaty between Commissioners from Georgia and Creek Indians did not end favorably. Western territories to be under U.S. possession shortly.
June 7, 1793 Request for Cooperation from Royal Governor of Canada Lt. Col Edward Baker Littlehales Lieutenant General John Graves Simcoe U.S. Indian Commissioners at Navy Hall request the cooperation of the British government in pursuing peace negotiations with the Western tribes.
April 29, 1797 Answers to Questions Regarding Foreign Policy with France Alexander Hamilton James McHenry Admits treatment of Pinckney was insulting, but further negotiations with France were possible without harming the Nations image due to the European nation's long history of humiliating policy. Trade policy with England should be used as outline for treaty with France.
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.
August 23, 1796 Agents of Georgia Refuse to Sell Lands James McHenry Jared Irwin The agents of the State of Georgia appointed to attend the meetings with the representatives of the Creek Nation have refused to sell any of their lands. The President is surprised that the agents have failed to support measures intended to inspire the Indians in the fairness of the intended negotiations.
March 13, 1798 Enclosed Instructions for Pursuing Treaty with Cherokee Indians James McHenry [not available] Comformably to orders of President Adams, McHenry lays before the Senate, (addressed to Vice President Thomas Jefferson), detailed instructions on how to pursue treaty negotiations; copy of instructions to George Walton and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Butler, Commissioners; Talk of President Adams to Chiefs and Warriors of Cherokee Nation; journal of proceedings of commissioners appointed to hold...
February 13, 1798 Treaty with the Cherokee Nation of Indians James McHenry Senator Joseph Inslee Anderson McHenry discusses the proposed negotiations with the Cherokee Nation of Indians respecting the purchase of a tract of land from them and the return of certain citizens to the land from which they have been removed. The Commissioners appointed to hold the treaty have been notified of their appointments.
September 1797 Farmer's Brother Speech possibly made at Treaty of Seneca or Big Tree treaty negotiations in September 1797. Farmer Brother the King [not available] Farmer's Brother wants all of the annuities at once. He expects that surveyors will survey the lands, and hopes the U.S. will send a surveyor they can confide in so they will not be cheated. He expects the interpreter Jaspar Parish to be appointed in order to have errors in surveying explained. He wants all the surveys to be done at no expense to his nation. He hopes the white people will not...
April 20, 1793 Extract: Instructions Regarding Contact with the Indians Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox communicates the president's instructions regarding cautious contact with the Indians during the treaty negotiations and the necessity to prepare for offensive operations if the negotiations fail.