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Alternate forms: Conestoga, Lenape
Date: October 22, 1730; November 8, 1755; July 20, 1758; 1759; February 4, 1764; August 9, 1766; February 9, 1769; February 10, 1769; October 23, 1784; March 2, 1787; 1951;
Contributor: Ellicott, Andrew, 1754-1820 | Johnson, William, 1715-1774 | Logan, James, 1674-1751 | Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824 | Penn, John, 1729-1795 | Penn, Thomas, 1702-1775 | Scull, William, active 1765 | Witthoft, John
Subject: Surveying | Land transfers | Land claims | Land grants | Great Britain. Treaties, etc. Six Nations, 1768 November 5 | Diplomacy | Treaties | Boundaries | Boundaries | Indian captivities | Paxton Boys | Pennsylvania--History | United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763 | Seven Years' War, 1756-1763 | Excavations | Archaeology | Graves | Grave robbing
Extent: 12 items
Description: Materials can be found in the finding aid under the specific dates listed. Mostly eighteenth-century correspondence regarding Pennsylvania Indian affairs. Topics include purchasing Indian lands; surveying Indian lands, including those acquired through the Treaty of Fort Stanwix; surveying Proprietary lands without offending Native neigbhors; settling boundaries with Native neighbors; colonists taken captive during Seven Years' War era; the Paxton Boys' rebellion, massacre at Susquehannock, and the killing of Susquehannock refugees; a 1759 list of Native groups clothed at Pittsburgh, with information about where they reside and hunt; and diplomacy (i.e., trying to secure Native allies) during Seven Years' War era. Also Witthoft's 1951 "The Pemberton Family Cemetary," containing a narrative of the excavation of cemetery at Pennsbury with burials of Pemberton family, 1683-1802 as well as a murdered Indian (before 1705) and white pauper of later date. Individuals mentioned include Scarroyady, Isaac Pemberton, Joseph Shippen, and David the Indian.
Collection: Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection (Mss.Ms.Coll.200)
Contributor: Armstrong, John, 1717-1795 | Barton, Thomas, 1730-1780 | Croghan, George, 1720?-1782 | Morgan, Jacob, 1716-1792 | Parsons, William, 1701-1757 | Penn, Thomas, 1702-1775 | Shippen, Joseph, 1732-1810 | Trent, William, 1715-1787? | Penn, John, 1729-1795 | Weiser, Conrad, 1696-1760 | Peters, William | Galloway, Joseph, 1731-1803 | Masters, William, -1760
Subject: Pennsylvania--History | United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763 | Seven Years' War, 1756-1763 | Diplomacy | Warfare | Fur trade | Indian traders | Land transfers
Extent: 19 items
Description: Various materials relating to Pennsylvania's relations with Native peoples during the Seven Years' War era. Topics include anxieties about the French, especially in Ohio; excursions against French and Indian enemies; raids by French and Indian enemies; trade with Indians and competition from Virginia traders; murders of Native individuals; attempts to treat with Native groups; land negotiations; Native complaints about land seizures; colonial officials trying to understand Native grievances to come to peace; 1759 conference in Pittsburgh; gifts for Native diplomats in Philadelphia.
Collection: Indian and Military Affairs of Pennsylvania, 1737-1775 (Mss.974.8.P19)