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Title A message from Techtama and Homwhyowa or the Wolf King the two chiefs of the Cherokees to the Delawares [manuscript]... 1758 June 20
Author Techtama
Document Type Manuscript; Correspondence; Tribe Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Message from Cherokee chiefs Techtama and Homwhyowa intended to be delivered by Wheunclowo to the Delaware Indians and their chief, Teedyuscung, as interpreted June 20, 1858, by John Hart in the presence of Richard Peters and Israel Pemberton. The message indicates that the Cherokee Indians intended to join the English in their fight against the French and their Indian allies and that they desired a firm and lasting peace with the Delaware Indians. It also warns that any Delawares living on the Ohio among the French should be moved to safety and states that a similar message would be delivered to the Six Nations. The document is signed by John Hart, who indicates that "The above is a true interpretation".
Names Wheunclowo; Homwhyowa; Teedyuscung; Hart, John; Peters, Richard (1704-1776); Pemberton, Israel (1715-1779)
Places Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States
Keywords address, interpreter, chief, France, alliance, peace, Six Nations, government relations, French and Indian Wars, war
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast, Southeast
Additional Information Wheunclowo was a Cherokee spokesman who travelled north in May, 1758, to deliver messages informing the Six Nations and the Delawares that Cherokee warriors were coming to join Gen. Abercromby in his expedition against the French, not to attack northern tribes allied with the English. When Wheunclowo fell ill in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Provincial Council, thinking he might die, ordered Richard Peters to obtain his message.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 877
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue