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Title Receipt [manuscript]: Buffalo, [N.Y.], 1830 June 5
Author Little Billy (fl.1794-1830)
Document Type Financial Record; Official Record; Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Receipt signed by Little Billy with his mark at Buffalo, June 5, 1830, indicating that he had received a $100 annuity payment from Herman Le Roy, a prominent N.Y. merchant named trustee "of certain Seneca chiefs" by Jasper Parrish, "Late Sub Agent of the United States to the six Nations of Indians." The annuity stemmed from the 1797 Treaty of Big Tree, in which the Senecas ceded most of their lands in western New York, the title of which was bought up by Robert Morris.
Names Le Roy, Herman (1758-1841); Parish, Jasper (1767-1836); Morris, Robert (1734-1806)
Places Buffalo, New York, United States
Keywords treaty, government, government relations, chief, payment, land cession, annuity, Indian Agent, Six Nations
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Little Billy was a Seneca chief also known as Tishkaaga, Gishkaka, Juskakaka, and Jishkaaga. Signer of treaties with the U.S. in 1794, 1797, and 1815; served with the American army in a successful attack on the British at Fort George, Aug. 17, 1813.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 517
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue