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Title Accounts [manuscript]: a return shewing the value of stores forwarded the undermentioned tribes of Indians under the superintendency of his excellency William Henry Harrison, 1806 May - 1811 June
Author United States: War Dept.
Document Type Official Record; Financial Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Document illustrates the allocation of thirty-five basic supplies provided to Indian tribes in the Indiana Territory between May 1806 and June 1811. Following the enactment of Indian treaties with the Kaskaskia, Kickapoo, Piankashaw, and Wea tribes, the federal government provided each tribe with a prescribed annuity for basic provisions. The provisions in this document include items such as blankets, cloth, barrels, kettles, rifles, knives, and saddles with an annual allocation ranging from $500 to $1,150 per tribe.
Names Harrison, William Henry (1773-1841)
Places Indiana Territory, Illinois, United States
Keywords supplies, money, financial transactions, weapon, treaty, army
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Between 1803 and 1809 various Indian tribes in Indiana Territory (present day Indiana and Illinois) signed treaties with the federal government. During this period, William Henry Harrison served as Governor and Superintendent of Indian Affairs in Indiana Territory. From the territorial seat at Vincennes, Harrison obtained the cessation of millions of acres of Indian land. In exchange for ceded lands, the tribes were placed under the care and protection of the government.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT oversize Ayer MS 3068
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue