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Lenape | Haudenosaunee | Shawnee | Miami | Wyandot
Alternate forms: Lenape, Six Nations
Language(s): English
Date: 1758; 1830s; 1853
Type:Text
Extent: 3 items
Description: (1) Letter from Thomas Penn to Richard Peters. Original in copy book of Jared Sparks. Mentions advisability of James Logan ingratiating himself with Teedyuscung. (2) Letter from J. Francis Fisher to Jared Sparks. Original in Harvard College Library. Mentions his interest in deciphering Place names. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is to invite other societies to pursue this topic. (3) Treaty with the Ohio Indians at Carlisle in October, 1753. Original in Sparks manuscripts, Harvard University. A brief account, apparently by Sparks. Scarroyady, Six Nations, Owendaets (Wyandots), Delawares, Shawanese, Twigtwees (Miamis) treat with Richard Peters, Isaac Norris, and Benjamin Franklin.
Collection: Selected papers, [ca. 1819-1863], relating to Benjamin Franklin (Mss.B.Sp25)

Language(s): English
Date: 1830-1846
Type:Text
Genre: Diaries
Extent: 98 pages
Description: Diary excerpts. Original in Harvard College library. Records interview with follower of Braddock who reports that Washington advised taking Indian aid; reads manuscript introduction to McKenney's contemplated volumes of Indian portraits; finds Albert Gallatin "full of zeal" on collecting Indian languages (1830-1831). Meets with Ephraim G. Squier; suggests he look at additional western mounds (1846).
Collection: Selected papers, [ca. 1819-1863], relating to Benjamin Franklin (Mss.B.Sp25)