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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L615 (Text) 00000106355183 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 3.0 Cubic feet 1 large oversize box

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/11/19 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2015/11/15 by Lauren Patton.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes one treaty between the colony of Pennsylvania and Twightwee (Miami) people in town of Lancaster in 1748 regarding an alliance, as well as a photostatic copy of said treaty.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Twightwee Treaty of Lancaster, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
In the summer of 1748, the Twightwees (more commonly known as the Miami people) requested an alliance with the Iroquois and with Pennsylvania. As a result, a conference was called in July of 1748 in Lancaster with the Twightwees. Conrad Weiser, George Croghan, Richard Peters, Andrew Montour, four members of the Council, and magristrates of Lancaster county met with fifty-five Shawnee and Twightwee Indians in Lancaster from July 19 to July 23, 1748. The treaty of Lancaster in 1748 marks a projection of Pennsylvania into Ohio lands. The Twightwees were to serve as a buffer between the colony and the French in Ohio. This was an instrument of power, as the Twightwees were inducted into an alliance with the Iroquois and under Pennsylvania influence.Sources: Everett, Edward G. "Pennsylvania's Indian Diplomacy 1747-1753." Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine 44, no. 3 (Sept. 1961): 245-246.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Library of Congress in 1920.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Colonists > United States > 18th century.
Indians of North America > Treaties.
Miami Indians.
Lancaster (Pa.)
Ohio River Valley > History > 18th century.
Genre: Treaties.

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