Pennsylvania Indians materials, Benjamin Franklin Papers
Alternate forms: Lenape
Contributor: Bondfield, John | Callendar, Robert | Franklin, William, 1731-1813 | Galloway, Joseph, 1731-1803 | Kirkland, Samuel, 1741-1808 | Peters, Richard, 1704-1776 | Wharton, Samuel, 1732-1800 | Wharton, Thomas, 1730-1782 | Callendar, William | Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 | Franks, Moses, 1719-1789 | Taylor, John, 1745?-1806 | Pemberton, Israel, 1715-1779 | Pemberton, James, 1723-1809
Subject: United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763 | Pontiac's Conspiracy, 1763-1765 | Warfare | Pennsylvania--History | Indian traders | Fur trade | Land transfers | Land claims
Extent: 22 items
Description: Correspondence and one report relating to Pennsylvania Indian affairs during the Seven Years' War and Revolutionary War eras. Topics include hostilities between Indians and colonists; murders of Indians, particularly the Frederick Stump affair and a massacre at Shamokin; traders' abuses, fears, and losses; suspicion of Proprietary regarding its relations with Indians; Quakers' efforts to make peace with native neighbors; the so-called Black Boys Rebellion in 1765; land grants as restitution to those who sustained losses during wars with Indians. Individuals mentioned include George Croghan, Aliquippy, Thomas Walpole, Mr. Dagge, Ralph Fretwell, Captain [Robert] Callender, Joseph Fox, Joseph Galloway, John Hughes, Edward Pennington, and Samuel Rhoads.
Collection: Benjamin Franklin Papers (Mss.B.F85)