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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  September-October 1789
|Anthony Wayne to Henry Knox on the Creek nation
|25 October 1789
|Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)
|Correspondence; Military document
|Describes the situation in western Georgia concerning negotiations with the Creeks. The Commission has not succeeded as of yet in negotiating a treaty with the Creeks. Mentions violence along the frontier between Native Americans and white settlers, including incidents in which Native Americans attacked forts and burned them. Reports that the Spanish have concluded a treaty with the Creek Nation, and that Creek leader Alexander McGillivray was involved. Describes the Creeks as "numerous & insolent." Suggests a military force to compel the Creeks to treat with the Commission on American terms, and extensively describes his plan.
|American Indian History Muscogee (Creeks) Indian Revolutionary War General Frontiers and Exploration Westward Expansion Treaty Diplomacy Government and Civics Boundary or Property Dispute Fortification Global History and Civics Military History
|Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)
|Government & Politics; Westward Expansion; Native Americans; Foreign Affairs
|The Henry Knox Papers
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859