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Native Americans

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland with part of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina, 1768

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 2, Section: 1
Identifier: 2020-IL-001-085
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

This collection contains approximately 300 rare printed maps, unique manuscript maps, and published texts collected by Richard H. Brown, which pertain to the American Revolutionary War era.

Dates: 1768

Gazette of the United States, New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA, 1790 September 18

 Item — Box 21, Folder: LUPOVICH
Identifier: 2018-SC-054-021
Scope and Contents

Contains a proclamation of President George Washington in response to a violoation of treaty between the United States and the Cherokee, Choctaw, and Chickasaw nations, p. 598 col. 2-3.

Dates: Publication: 1790 September 18

Letter, Bushrod Washington Jr. to Edward Shippen Burd, 1806 January 14

 Item — Box 40, Folder: 1806.01.14
Identifier: 2018-SC-025
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed with integral address panel. Bushrod writes about spending Christmas in Dumfries by invitation of "very fine girls," although his trip was cut short when his father came down with gout. He also gives news of the Federal City, which is "thronged with beautiful girls and other strangers," including "a number of Turks and Indians." He shares an anecdote about the Turkish ambassador asking Thomas Jefferson for "six wives" and writes about a dinner hosted aboard a frigate...
Dates: 1806 January 14

Letter, from George Clendinen, 1792 November 11

 Item — Box 25, Folder: 1792.11.11
Identifier: RM-530; MS-4498
Scope and Contents

Clendinen introduces, to Washington, King Dequen, leader of the Kascashas, and expresses the chief's intent to prevail "upon the Chiefs of Many [Indian] Nations to Travel with him to you,... Hoping that we may all become the Same people. Firmly United to Each Others Interests."

Dates: 1792 November 11

Letter, from John Lewis, 1789 April

 Item — Box 22, Folder: 1789.04.00
Identifier: A-301.110
Scope and Contents Unable as yet to get information on lands Washington is interested in--goes to New Orleans in 2 weeks--"I have seen a very extrordinary publication in a Fredericksburg Paper wherin mention is made of Gen. W-ks-n [James Wilkinson ?] having prepared a fleet of 25 Boats some of them armed with three Pounders and maned with 150 men who intend fighting their way down the Mississippi into the Gulph of Mexico. It is very extrordinary how such a report coud have taken its rise as Ge. W-ks-n is now...
Dates: 1789 April

Letter, from William Stark, 1756 April 18

 Item — Box 17, Folder: 1756.04.18
Identifier: RM-926; MS-5465
Scope and Contents "Sir - The purp. of this is to aquaint you of an Engagement we had with the Indians late this afternoon. Three of our men going out on pretense of looking after some horses met with a party of Indians within sight of the Fort, two of which escaped and alarm'd us; we immediately pursued them with a party of between fourty & fifty men undr command of Capt. Mercer, Lieut. Williams, Ensn. Carten, Ensign McCarty, Lt. Lemen & myself - after following them about a mile & an half, on...
Dates: 1756 April 18

Letter, Timothy Pickering to Oliver Phelps, 1790 September 4

 Item — Box 19, Folder: 1790.09.04
Identifier: 2019-SC-018-002
Scope and Contents Autograph letter, signed "Timothy Pickering" to Oliver Phelps. Pickering, appointed by President Washington as commissioner to the Iroquois, is writing to merchant and land speculator Oliver Phelps in response to the Pine Creek killings, in which two Seneca Indians were murdered in a dispute with the sons of John Walker, a man whom the Seneca claimed to have scalped and murdered several years prior. Pickering writes of Washington's "utter abhorrence" of the killings. He has sent Pickering to...
Dates: 1790 September 4

Letter, to Governor Clinton, 1790 December 1

 Item — Box 5, Folder: 1790.12.01
Identifier: W-789
Scope and Contents Discusses Gov. Clinton's letter of 26th containing news from Capt. Brant of the expedition against the Indians which was ambushed [Gen. Harmar's expedition] -- sounds true but awaits more news -- our force ought to have been large enough to tackle a force of 1,000 or more -- friendly sentiments of Capt. Brant -- his account of Gen. St. Clair not true nor the account of affairs at Muskingum -- Brant tried to prevent any treaty -- St. Clair wanted no more land than already given -- treaty of...
Dates: 1790 December 1

Letter, to Jacob Bayley, 1778 November 25

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 1778.11.25
Identifier: RM-1034; MS-5668
Scope and Contents

Written from Fredericksburg, NY, Washington orders delay of Canadian expedition, but continued preparation for it; civil treatment of Native Americans; winter weather.

Dates: 1778 November 25

Letter, to Robert Dinwiddie, 1754 March 7

 Item — Box 37, Folder: 1754.03.07
Identifier: RM-1225
Abstract In March 1754 Major George Washington prepared for his first military mission – to build a fort at the Allegheny, Ohio, and Monongahela Rivers in response a growing French presence in the region. He followed direct orders from Lieutenant Governor Robert Dinwiddie and recruited approximately 150 Virginia soldiers to join him. With minimal pay and incentive, recruitment was not an easy task. And, in the months leading up to the westward expedition, Washington wrote several letters to...
Dates: 1754 March 7

Ould Virginia, 1627

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 4, Section: 4
Identifier: 2020-SC-024-021
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The collection contains 26 maps of the New World, dating 1541-1778, which illustrate the progression of European geographic knowledge about Virginia and North America from the 16th through the 18th centuries

Dates: 1627

Print, "Washington's First Speech to the Indians. - p. 19", 1900s

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 36
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: “The Presidents of the United States of America; South, North, 1732-1883,” circa 1883; Sheet music cover, American Dance Music Collection, 1885; “Washington’s Head-Quarters, Newburgh, N.Y.,” p. 206, undated; “Washington, Did 1799, Born 1932,” text regarding Christopher Columbus on recto, undated; “Washington Crossing the Delaware. Vol. I—p. 423,” undated; “The State Cotillion 1773,” undated; “Early Love of Truth.—p. 6,” undated; “Winter at Valley Forge.—p. 94,” undated; “Crossing the...
Dates: 1900s

Theodolite's pattern, shewing the provinces in North America which were in the respective possessions of England, France & Spain, before the war began : and pointing out those which, by the peace, France & Spain have yielded to England, 1763

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 8, Section: 4
Identifier: 2020-IL-001-157
Description Shows territorial possessions in North America after the Treaty of Paris. Includes the satirical "Theodolite's letter to the Botcher's Club in Monmouth Street." The open letter appears to praise the treaty and the 3rd Earl of Bute, who worked on the treaty, while actually pointing out the weaknesses of the territory gained. Theodolite, a scientific instrument used in surveying, likely represented Bute, who collected such instruments. Botchers were menders such as tailor and cobblers, and...
Dates: 1763

Virginia, 1606-1626

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 4, Section: 3
Identifier: 2020-SC-024-025
Scope and Contents From the Collection:

The collection contains 26 maps of the New World, dating 1541-1778, which illustrate the progression of European geographic knowledge about Virginia and North America from the 16th through the 18th centuries

Dates: 1606-1626

Virginia, 1627

 Item — Drawer 122 : L : 4, Section: 3
Identifier: 2020-SC-024-023
Scope and Contents "From Theodore de Bry’s Grand Voyages, Dreyzehender Theil Americae published by Matheus Merian. This German version of Captain John Smith’s map of Virginia depicts the English colony shortly after Jamestown’s 1607 founding. Powhatan, the principal chief of the indigenous confederacy that dominated the region, presides in the upper left corner. The rivers command our attention. The English expected to settle the interior by following waterways upstream. In time, tobacco plantations worked by...
Dates: 1627