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Alternate forms: Lenape, Iroquois
Date: October 3, 1738; April 1756; March 10, 1778; January 13, 1788; March 4, 1856
Contributor: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission | Logan, James, 1674-1751 | Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844 | Vogler, Jesse | Montour, Andrew | Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 | Pennsylvania. Provincial Council | Peters, Richard, 1704-1776 | Zeisberger, David, 1721-1808
Subject: Government relations | Pennsylvania--History | Missions | Moravians | Linguistics | Treaties | Diplomacy | Ohio--History | Place names
Extent: 10 items
Description: Relavent materials can be found in the finding aid under the specific dates listed. Materials include information relations with the colony of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania's Indian affairs more generally, particularly Quaker involvement, embassies to Wyoming (PA) and elsewhere, and gifts for Indians; Indian relations with the federal government of the United States; Delaware materials in the Moravian Archives at Bethlehem and elsewhere; review of Du Ponceau's Delaware Grammar in Revue Encyclopedique; Place names; Heckewelder's Account of the Indian nations; Harrison's 1803 treaty with the Delawares and other Indians at Fort Wayne; Indian settlements in Ohio, and the difficulty of Christian Indians; a Delaware spelling book with vocabularies. Other individuals mentioned include Nookamis, "Sandusky Indian," Ettwein, Zeisberger, and Paul A.W. Wallace.
Collection: Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection (Mss.Ms.Coll.200)
Alternate forms: Iroquois, Lenape
Date: circa 1775-1803
Contributor: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 | Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809 | Fleming, William, 1729-1795
Extent: 4 letters
Description: This collection consists of correspondence both to and from Thomas Jefferson, as well as various other material. Four letters in particular refer to Indigenous people: a letter circa 1775 from John Murray, the Earl of Dunmore, to the Delaware leader Captain White-Eyes, urging peace; a letter to Jefferon from William Fleming, June 15, 1776, discussing imminent war with Indians in Canada; Jefferson's letter to General Daniel Smith, September 10, 1800, acknowledging receiving a Chickasaw vocabulary and desire to record as many Native languages as possible; and a letter from Jefferson to Miami and Delaware Indians, January 8, 1803. Additional letters in the collection may pertain to Indigenous people in ways not yet documented.
Collection: Thomas Jefferson papers, 1775-1825 (Mss.B.J35)