Record of Council and speeches to and by the Indian Nations in Upper Canada, 1796-1803.


Record of Council and speeches to and by the Indian Nations in Upper Canada, 1796-1803.

Record of Council and speeches to and by the Indian Nations in Upper Canada, 1796-1803.

Records, 1797-1803, of councils held between various Indian tribes and Canadian provincial officials and members of the British Indian Department, as well as copies of letters and speeches made by chiefs and officers, including President Peter Russell. Councils took place in various locations in what is now Ontario Province, specifically in Bay of Quinte, Fort George, River Credit, Amherstburg, Newark, West Niagra, and Isle de Saint Joseph. Participants and correspondents include representatives of several North American Indian Nations, the Chippewa, Cayuga, Mohawk, and Seneca among them. Individual representatives include Chiefs Joseph Brant and Red Jacket. Canadian provincial officials include Capt. William Claus, Col. Alexander McKee, Prideaux Selby, and Capt. Peter Drummond. The volume commences with the receipt of the King's instructions for the Indian Department, dated Dec. 15, 1796.

1 v. (215 p.)

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Russell, Peter, 1730-1808. (person)

Drummond, Peter, Capt. (person)

McKee, Alexander, approximately 1735-1799 (person)

A native of Pennsylvania who engaged in the Indian trade, and in 1772 was deputy agent of Indian Affairs at Fort Pitt. As a British sympathizer, he came to Detroit in 1778 with Simon Girty and Matthew Elliot, and was appointed captain in the British Indian Department and later Superintendent. In 1789 he was a member of the Land Board of the District of Hessee. After the American occupation, he removed to the River Thames where he died, January 13, 1799. MMQ (blue index cards) From th...

Red Jacket, Seneca chief, approximately 1756-1830 (person)

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Great Britain. Indian Department (corporateBody)

Selby, Prideaux John, 1788-1867 (person)

English naturalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Twizell House, [Northumberland], to [John Adamson], 1827 Apr. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663945 ...

Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807 (person)

Mohawk Indian Chief. From the description of Letter signed : Niagara, to James Wheelock, 1802 Dec. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134743 Indian chief and British Army officer. From the description of Joseph Brant correspondence, 1796. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451277 Mohawk Indian leader. Close friend of Sir John Johnson. From the description of Letter, 1789 August 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122434125 ...

Claus, William. (person)