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Contributor: Croghan, George, 1720?-1782 | Galbreath, Bartram | Hamilton, James, 1710-1783 | Hunter, Samuel, 1732-1784 | Ourry, Captain Lewis | Sallen, E. | Shippen, Edward, 1729-1806 | Burd, James, 1726-1793 | Brown, Joseph | McCormick, Dennis | Armstrong, John, 1717-1795 | Davenport, Josiah F. | Irvine, James
Subject: United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763 | Warfare | Pennsylvania--History | Diplomacy | Treaties | Fur trade
Extent: 17 items
Description: Correspondence and other material relating to Pennsylvania Indian affairs during the Seven Years' War (French and Indian War) era. Topics include various actions, rumors, and events during the course of the war; capture of an Indian spy; Indian attacks and reports of Indian attacks; a reward given for killing three Indians; the process of coming to peace; requests for trade goods; illegal liquor sales to Indians, especially land claims and disputes; horse theft; expenses of cutting a road; Indian battle at Murray Hill; Individuals (other than contributors) mentioned include John Sacalamus, Colonel Henry Bouquet, Sushocapee.
Collection: Burd-Shippen Papers (Mss.B.B892)
Culture: Haudenosaunee | Oneida | Onondaga | Seneca | Cayuga | Tuscarora | Susquehannock | Shawnee | Nanticoke
Alternate forms: Conestoga, Iroquois, Six Nations
Date: 1700-1757; ca 1815
Contributor: Logan, James, 1674-1751 | Penn, Hannah Callowhill, 1671-1726 | Penn, William, 1644-1718 | Peters, Richard, 1704-1776 | Thomas, George, 1695?-1774 | Logan, Deborah Norris, 1761-1839 | Gooch, William, Sir, 1681-1751 | Weiser, Conrad, 1696-1760 | Gale, Levin, approximately 1704-1774 | Lee, Thomas, 1690-1750 | Hamilton, James, 1710-1783 | Clinton, George, 1739-1812 | Patton, James, 1692-1755 | McKee, Thomas
Subject: Fur trade | Diplomacy | Treaties | Land claims | Warfare | Virginia--History | Maryland--History | Pennsylvania--History | Missions | Religion
Extent: 40 items
Description: Correspondence and other materials regarding Pennsylvania Indian affairs. Topics include Pennsylvania's relations with Native peoples; hostilities between Native groups and colonists in the backcountry; diplomatic overtures and councils between Native and colonial leaders; the fur trade; land claims and disputes; legal and illegal surveying of Indian lands; the Lancaster Treaty of 1744; copper mine opened by Governor Keith; anxieties about French influence over Indians and conflict with French over fur trade; role of gifts and payments for Indians; Indian roads; Virginians' desires to expand west; Native religious beliefs and morality; Count Zinzendorf's mission; the imprisonment and escape of Thomas McKee. Other individuals mentioned include Peter Bizaillon, Letitia Penn. Caxagan, Edward Shippen.
Collection: Selections from the correspondence of the Honourable James Logan, 1699-1750 (Mss.B.L82)
Culture: Anishinaabe | Seneca | Haudenosaunee | Lenape | Shawnee | Wyandot | Miami | Ojibwe | Potawatomi | Odawa
Alternate forms: Iroquois, Odawa, Ojibwa, Ojibway
Contributor: Pierce, John, 1745?-1808 | Pennsylvania. Provincial Council | Montrésor, John, 1736-1799
Subject: Murder | Indian traders | Fur trade | Alcohol | Pennsylvania--History | Diplomacy | Treaties | Pontiac's Conspiracy, 1763-1765 | Canada--History--To 1763 (New France) | Witchcraft | Religion
Extent: 3 items
Description: Colonel John French and James Logan's 1722 report to the Pennsylvania Provincial Council about the murder of an Indian by traders John and Edmund Cartlidge during a drunken brawl, including depositions and Indians' demands for satisfaction. John Montresor's letter to Colonel James Montresor, regarding his meeting with the Senecas and meetings with other Native peoples in the Great Lakes region in fall of 1764, during Pontiac's War; his position made precarious by General Gage's desire to continue war; French aid to Indians. Pierce's 1801 journal of a visit to Cornplanter Reservation, including an account of Conediu (Handsome Lake) meetings with Indians, September 18-21. Conediu accuses Munsy of witchcraft on Cornplanter's daughter.
Collection: Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection (Mss.Ms.Coll.200)