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Cherokee | Mohawk | Haudenosaunee | Creek
Alternate forms: Iroquois, Six Nations
Language(s): English
Date: 1758-1763
Type:Text
Extent: 2 items
Description: Two letters to Joseph Shippen. One (1758) mentions twelve Cherokees and one Mohawk en route to Philadelphia and then to Colonel Johnson. Cites cost of keeping them. The second (1763) discusses Indian attacks; mentions Cherokees and Creeks. Note on Indian movements near Fort Augusta and a copy of letter of James Irvine to Caleb Carnault, 15 June 1763, discussing strength of Fort Augusta.
Collection: Edward Shippen letters and papers (Mss.B.Sh62)

Delaware | Shawnee | Haudenosaunee | Susquehannock
Alternate forms: Conestoga, Lenape, Munsee
Language(s): English
Date: 1753-1771
Type:Text
Extent: 10 items
Description: Letters between members of the Shippen family and other Philadelphia notables like William Logan and Robert Hunter Morris regarding Indian affairs largely during the Seven Years' War era. Joseph Shippen, Jr.'s 1758 orderly book discusses the taking of Fort Duquesne, along with Indian affairs. Individuals mentioned include Teedyuscung, John Shekalemy, Captain Jacob, Shingas, Castologa, the Half-King, Zaccheus (a Wighaloosin Indian), Captain Culbertson, George Croghan, Delaware chief Wenawalike or Simon, Killbuck, and Newcomen. Ohio Indians and villages, Wyoming, Treaty of Easton, Virginia Indians, Shawnees, Susquehannocks, Munsees, and the Six Nations are also mentioned.
Collection: Edward Shippen letters and papers (Mss.B.Sh62)

Language(s): English
Date: September 24, 1753
Type:Text
Extent: 2 pages
Description: Letter to Joseph and Edward Shippen. Concerning the coming Indian treaty negotiations at Fort Carlisle. Mentions Richard Peters, Benjamin Franklin, Conrad Weiser, Isaac Norris.
Collection: Edward Shippen letters and papers (Mss.B.Sh62)

Delaware | Haudenosaunee
Alternate forms: Lenape, Iroquois, Six Nations
Language(s): English
Date: 1753-1770
Type:Text
Extent: 15 items
Description: Correspondence, mostly between Edward and Joseph Shippen but also involving other prominent Pennsylvanians such as John Penn, Governor Robert Hunter Morris, Governor James Hamilton, and others, regarding Indian affairs in the colony. Rumors of attacks, the killings of Native individuals, the aftermath of the Paxton Boys' massacre of the Conostogas, the Frederick Stump murders, the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the drawing of the Pennsylvania-Maryland line, and trade are among the subjects mentioned. Individuals mentioned include Andrew Montour, George Croghan, Monakatookah, John Shekalamy, John Petty, Connoy, John Mohickon, William Peters, and Frederick Stump.
Collection: Edward Shippen letters and papers (Mss.B.Sh62)

Susquehannock
Alternate forms: Conestoga
Language(s): English
Date: 1763-1764
Type:Text
Extent: 3 items
Description: Two letters to Joseph Shippen and one to Reverend Elder regarding massacre of the Susquehannock Indians by colonists in December 1763, and subsequent murder of those kept in workhouse for safekeeping.
Collection: Edward Shippen letters and papers (Mss.B.Sh62)