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Contributor: Armstrong, John, 1717-1795 | Barton, Thomas, 1730-1780 | Croghan, George, 1720?-1782 | Morgan, Jacob, 1716-1792 | Parsons, William, 1701-1757 | Penn, Thomas, 1702-1775 | Shippen, Joseph, 1732-1810 | Trent, William, 1715-1787? | Penn, John, 1729-1795 | Weiser, Conrad, 1696-1760 | Peters, William | Galloway, Joseph, 1731-1803 | Masters, William, -1760
Subject: Pennsylvania--History | United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763 | Seven Years' War, 1756-1763 | Diplomacy | Warfare | Fur trade | Indian traders | Land transfers
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)
Alternate forms: Lenape
Contributor: Bondfield, John | Callendar, Robert | Franklin, William, 1731-1813 | Galloway, Joseph, 1731-1803 | Kirkland, Samuel, 1741-1808 | Peters, Richard, 1704-1776 | Wharton, Samuel, 1732-1800 | Wharton, Thomas, 1730-1782 | Callendar, William | Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 | Franks, Moses, 1719-1789 | Taylor, John, 1745?-1806 | Pemberton, Israel, 1715-1779 | Pemberton, James, 1723-1809
Subject: United States--History--French and Indian War, 1754-1763 | Pontiac's Conspiracy, 1763-1765 | Warfare | Pennsylvania--History | Indian traders | Fur trade | Land transfers | Land claims
Extent: 22 items
Description: Correspondence and one report relating to Pennsylvania Indian affairs during the Seven Years' War and Revolutionary War eras. Topics include hostilities between Indians and colonists; murders of Indians, particularly the Frederick Stump affair and a massacre at Shamokin; traders' abuses, fears, and losses; suspicion of Proprietary regarding its relations with Indians; Quakers' efforts to make peace with native neighbors; the so-called Black Boys Rebellion in 1765; land grants as restitution to those who sustained losses during wars with Indians. Individuals mentioned include George Croghan, Aliquippy, Thomas Walpole, Mr. Dagge, Ralph Fretwell, Captain [Robert] Callender, Joseph Fox, Joseph Galloway, John Hughes, Edward Pennington, and Samuel Rhoads.
Collection: Benjamin Franklin Papers (Mss.B.F85)
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)