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Title Letter [manuscript]: Knoxville [Tenn.], to Amos Stoddard, Major, Fort Columbus, New York harbor, 1810 Oct. 9
Author Sevier, John (1745-1815)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Draft of a letter written by John Sevier, governor of Tennessee, on Oct. 9, 1810 to Major Amos Stoddard. In this letter Sevier responds to Stoddard’s earlier request for information on the legend of the Welsh Indians. Sevier recollects a meeting he had in 1782 with Cherokee war chief Oconostota in which numerous historical details of the so-called Welsh Indians are related.
Names Stoddard, Amos (1762-1813); Oconostota, Chief (fl.1782)
Places New York, Knoxville, Tennessee, North Carolina, United States
Keywords chief, fort, cultural contact, settlement, subsistence, cultural assimilation, personal account
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast, Southeast
Additional Information For letters of Amos Stoddard and John Sevier regarding the Welsh Indians, see document Letter [manuscript]: Fort Columbus, New York Harbor, to John Sevier, 1810 Aug. 30, Newberry Library reference Ayer MS 859.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 801
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue