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Cherokee | Delaware
Alternate forms: Lenape
Language(s): English
Date: 1757-1759
Type:Text
Extent: 4 items
Description: Letters to Richard Peters, Governor Denny, and the Commissioners for Indian Affairs mentioning Cherokees. Topics include 150 Cherokees, a few Hambus and Delaware warriors at Ray's Town camp; a report of six Cherokee who saw French army on move; and information received from Job Chillway. Also a long letter from Edmond Atkin to George Croghan giving account of the state of the southern Indian tribes.
Collection: Indian and Military Affairs of Pennsylvania, 1737-1775 (Mss.974.8.P19)

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: 1749-1769
Type:Text
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)

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)