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Catawba | Cherokee | Haudenosaunee | Seneca | Lenape | Shawnee
Alternate forms: Iroquois, Lenape
Language(s): English
Date: 1737-1751
Type:Text
Extent: 19 items
Description: Correspondence between James Logan, other royal and propriety officials, and various native groups regarding Indian affairs. Topics include Catawba relations with Cherokees, Six Nations, and other Indian groups; Catawba relations with various colonies; efforts to preserve peace among Britain's native allies; fears about effect of inter-Native warfare during King George's War; and efforts to arrange a peace treaty between the Catawbas and Six Nations. Individuals mentioned include Schermerhorn and Conrad Weiser.
Collection: Selections from the correspondence of the Honourable James Logan, 1699-1750 (Mss.B.L82)

Chickasaw
Language(s): English
Date: January 8, 1740
Contributor: Unknown
Type:Text
Extent: 1 page
Description: Letter to Samuel Blunston. Mentions past expedition against Chickasaws; movement of French and Indians.
Collection: Selections from the correspondence of the Honourable James Logan, 1699-1750 (Mss.B.L82)

Language(s): English | French
Date: 1755-1788
Type:Text
Extent: 9 items
Description: Letters between various correspondents regarding Indian affairs. Topics include French intrigues during Seven Years' War era; sale of liquor to Indians and consequent disorders; relations with western Indians and action needed by Congress of Confederation in early national period; ancient fortifications discovered at the junction of Muskingum and Ohio, as well as in Kentucky; South Carolina governor's bad management of Indian affairs; discovery of root which cures gout; land sales and grants; Indians' title to lands, implications of papal decrees and Quebec Act.
Collection: Benjamin Franklin Papers (Mss.B.F85)

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)

Language(s): English
Date: 1702; 1745
Type:Text
Extent: 4 items
Description: One 1702 letter from James Logan to William Penn regarding fictitious charge of French Indians; no trouble from "our Indians," except perhaps at German tract; claim land not purchased. Three 1745 letters from Logan and Governor George Thomas to Conrad Weiser regarding recent attack of enemy French Indians on fort at Saratoga; asking for more intelligence of Indian intentions; dangers from Chartier; Thomas reports rumor of snowshoes stocked at French Mississippi outpost for attack on Albany and back parts of Pennsylvania. Unlikely, but possible; Weiser should assure the Indians and encourage settlers to arm.
Collection: Selections from the correspondence of the Honourable James Logan, 1699-1750 (Mss.B.L82)

Haudenosaunee | Lenape | Shawnee | Susquehannock | Piscataway | Cayuga | Seneca | Onondaga | Mohican | Mohawk | Tuscarora
Alternate forms: Conestoga, Iroquois, Lenape, Ohio Indians
Language(s): English
Date: 1702-1753
Type:Text
Extent: 52 items
Description: Correspondence and other materials relating to Indian affairs. Topics include diplomacy with Six Nations, including various delegations to and from the Six Nations, diplomatic gifts and expenses, and Maryland's efforts to treat with anxieties about French intrigues, overtures, and inroads on Indian loyalty; land claims and disputes; Lancaster Treaty of 1744; two Delaware Indians accused of murder; Ohio Company; Indians' tensions with Virginians; and Indians in Ohio. Individuals (other than contributors) mentioned include Hotquantgoehle, Shickellamy, Andrew Montour, George Croghan, Colonel Burnett, Canasadego, Lord Cornbury, Indian Harry, Allumapis, and Lapaghpitton.
Collection: Selections from the correspondence of the Honourable James Logan, 1699-1750 (Mss.B.L82)

Innu | Naskapi
Alternate forms: Montagnais
Language(s): English | French | Naskapi | Innu-aimun
Date: circa 1690-1774
Type:Text
Extent: 3 items
Description: Part of a collection comprised of religious and linguistic materials in various Native American languages. Many were written by Jesuit missionaries of New France. These particular items include a copy of a Montagnais dictionary attributed to Father Bonaventura Faber (or Favre) circa 1690; Montagnais prayers attributed to Father Pierre-Michel (or Petro) Laure, containing also a fragment of a letter dated 1724 noting "this is the third year that I live with the Tad8ssaciens," and denouncing the honesty and truthfulness of the Indians; and a register of baptisms, marriages, and deaths at La Mission du Domain du Roy from 1759 to 1774. Native peoples mentioned in the latter include Chicoutimi, Tadussaks, Mille Vaches, and Montagnais. Originals in the Archives de l'Archiveche de Quebec, Bibliotheque de l'Archeveche de Quebec, and Universite Laval, Seminaire de Quebec.
Collection: Selected materials, 1676-1930, on Indian linguistics (Mss.Film.453)

Massachusett
Language(s): English
Date: 1664-1688
Type:Text
Extent: 10 items
Description: Ten letters from Protestant missionary John Eliot to natural philosopher Robert Boyle of the Royal Society for Improving Natural Knowledge about Eliots work among the so-called "praying Indians" of southern New England. Topics include the religious education of Native peoples; the estates, affairs, and habits of the "praying Indians" and the locations of their churches; the need for Bibles; Eliot's work translating the Bible and preparing a grammar of Indian printings of Bibles; Bibles, grammars, and other books being distributed to New England Indians; acknowledgement of gifts of money received and thanks for the same; French Indians; danger of attack by the Manquacq Indians [Minqua? Mi'kmaq?]; and the missionary work of Daniel Gookin. In the final letter (1688), conscious of his approaching death, Eliot would use £30 given him by Boyle many years ago for Gospel work to further the efforts of Daniel Gookin and John Cotton; also would like Gospel society to bear expense of printing and have Cotton revise other works Eliot has translated into the Indian language. Originals at the Royal Society of London.
Collection: Royal Society (Great Britain) miscellaneous correspondence and documents (Mss.Film.460)

Onondaga | Haudenosaunee | Susquehannock | Shawnee
Alternate forms: Conestoga, Iroquois
Language(s): English
Date: 1703-1745
Type:Text
Extent: 4 items
Description: 1703 letter to William Penn regarding Jemmy le Tort, who had gone with Louis Lemoine in 1701; French have sent priest to the Onondagoes and New York's request to send away the priest has been refused. Indian Harry not around. Three later letters, 1737-1745 regarding Onondagas treating with Virginia;Conrad Weiser's importance to Indian affairs; neutrality of Onondagas in war between Britain and France; Shawnees led by Peter Chartier have robbed British traders and gone over to French.
Collection: Selections from the correspondence of the Honourable James Logan, 1699-1750 (Mss.B.L82)

Anishinaabe | Odawa
Alternate forms: Odawa
Language(s): English | French | Ottawa
Date: Undated
Contributor: Unknown
Type:Text
Extent: 2 items
Description: Part of a collection comprised of religious and linguistic materials in various Native American languages. Many were written by Jesuit missionaries of New France. These particular items relate to the Ottawa (Odawa) language and include prayers, hymns, and catechisms. Originals at the Archives de l'Archeveche de Quebec and Universite Laval, Seminaire de Quebec.
Collection: Selected materials, 1676-1930, on Indian linguistics (Mss.Film.453)