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Language(s): English
Date: 1757-1758
Type:Text
Extent: 3 items
Description: Two 1757 letters to Major James Burd reporting on theatre of war: French and Indian raiding parties at Colonel Dunbar's old camp; French and Indians have road from Albany; Indians at Shippensburg; Governor Delancey of New York on march with militia to relieve Fort William Henry, infested with French, Canadians, and Indians. Also "Declaration of Martin Discentio," in which a soldier of Captain DuVitier's [i.e., deVitri or Charles Aubry, see Hunter (1960): 134] tells of Fort Duquesne and departure of French officers and 300 Indians for attack on English [under James Burd] near Loyalhanna, October 12, 1758.
Collection: Burd-Shippen Papers (Mss.B.B892)

Haudenosaunee | Onondaga | Seneca | Oneida | Mohawk | Shawnee
Alternate forms: Iroquois, Six Nations
Language(s): English
Date: 1753-1784
Type:Text
Extent: 9 items
Description: Various materials, including Franklin's account of a conference at Carlisle, his "Draught of the plan of Union Proposed at Albany," and his (incomplete) "The Savages of North America." Other items include letters regarding Indian affairs, particularly Sir William Johnson's efforts among the Six Nations, the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, uneasiness of many Indians at British and American encroachment, and predisposition of many frontierspeople to kill Indians; a 1777 deposition by Moses Younglove describing ill-treatment of American prisoners and cannibalism by Indians with British consent following battle of Orisknie; and John Wheelock's "Historical account of the rise and progress of Moor's Charity School and the Institution at Dartmouth." Indivduals mentioned include Conrad Weiser, George Croghan, Andrew Montour, Half-king, and Sir William Johnson. Native groups mentioned include the Six Nations, Onondagas, Oneidas, Mohawks, Senecas, and Shawnees.
Collection: Benjamin Franklin Papers (Mss.B.F85)

Shawnee
Language(s): English
Date: 1753-1763
Type:Text
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)

Haudenosaunee | Oneida | Onondaga | Seneca | Cayuga | Tuscarora | Susquehannock | Shawnee | Nanticoke
Alternate forms: Conestoga, Iroquois, Six Nations
Language(s): English
Date: 1700-1757; ca 1815
Type:Text
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)

Shawnee
Language(s): English
Date: 1708-1754
Type:Text
Extent: 8 items
Description: Six letters regarding a mine Indians have discovered and are working; Shawnees "performing business" for Colonel Evans; Shawnees allegedly guilty of murdering colonists and Logan's efforts to treat with Newcheconner about it; Newcheconner's instistence on Shawnee innocence in the matter; a pass for Shikellamy to come to Philadelphia. A 1754 deposition by George Croghan and two other traders complaining that they were robbed and detained by pro-French Shawnees led by Peter Chartier at Shawneetown on the Allegany, and that their (enslaved?) African American servant was set free. A 1737 report by George Miranda titled "A true account of all the men in the three towns in Allegania of the Shawnese nation, " containing names and total population figures for French Town, Peter Chartier Town, Kiscomonetta's Town.
Collection: Selections from the correspondence of the Honourable James Logan, 1699-1750 (Mss.B.L82)