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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1820
|Eleazer Williams to Jasper Parish
|27 March 1820
|Williams, Eleazer (1787-1858)
|Writes to Parish, an interpreter and Indian agent to the Six Nations, about a proposal to remove the Iroquois tribes of upstate New York to the Old Northwest. Discusses Secretary of War John C. Calhoun's intention to arrange for the move, which includes transferring land now controlled by other groups in the Northwest to the Six Nations. Indicates that the U.S. Government expects Parish's cooperation and will depend on his influence. Williams was a mixed blood Indian who later claimed to be the lost French Dauphin.
|American Indian History Land Transaction Westward Expansion Government and Civics
|Williams, Eleazer (1787-1858) Parish, Jasper (1767-1836) Calhoun, John Caldwell (1782-1850)
|Oneida, New York
|Westward Expansion; Native Americans
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859