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Cherokee | Creek
Language(s): English
Date: 1757-1787
Type:Text
Extent: 4 items
Description: Correspondence to Benjamin and William Franklin regarding Cherokee War, Cherokee relations with Creeks, British and U.S. relations with Cherokees and Creeks, Indian activities and Pennsylvania's relations with Indians during the Seven Years' War era, Constitution Convention, and U.S. relations with Indians during early national period.
Collection: Benjamin Franklin Papers (Mss.B.F85)

Language(s): English
Date: September 20, 1763
Type:Text
Extent: 2 pages
Description: Proposals for a lasting peace with the Indians. Original in Linnean Society of London. Suggests appointment of a surveyor to determine true boundaries, and the ejection of squatters by force from Indian lands.
Collection: Peter Collinson papers (Mss.Film.629)

Language(s): English | French
Date: 1755-1788
Type:Text
Extent: 9 items
Description: Letters between various correspondents regarding Indian affairs. Topics include French intrigues during Seven Years' War era; sale of liquor to Indians and consequent disorders; relations with western Indians and action needed by Congress of Confederation in early national period; ancient fortifications discovered at the junction of Muskingum and Ohio, as well as in Kentucky; South Carolina governor's bad management of Indian affairs; discovery of root which cures gout; land sales and grants; Indians' title to lands, implications of papal decrees and Quebec Act.
Collection: Benjamin Franklin Papers (Mss.B.F85)