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Title Speech [manuscript]: Oneida [N.Y.], delivered to the Oneidas, by Skenodoa and Petrus, to his excellency General Schuyler, 1783 July 21
Author Six Nations
Document Type Manuscript; Correspondence; Tribe Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Speech delivered on July 21, 1783 by Oneida chiefs Skenodoa and Petrus to the Oneida Indians. The speech concerns the desire of the Six Nations to pursue peaceful relations with Americans following the Revolutionary War. The following people are referred to in the document: Joseph Brant, John Butler, John Johnson, and Gen. Schuyler.
Names Skenandoah (d.1816); Petrus, Chief; Butler, John (1728-1796); Johnson, Sir, John (1742-1830); Brant, Joseph (1742-1807); Schuyler, Philip John (1733-1804)
Places New York, United States
Keywords speech, chief, Six Nations, peace, government relations, armed forces, US War of Independence, land claim
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 803
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue