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Collection Reference Number GLC00923
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1820 
Title Eleazer Williams to Jasper Parish
Date 27 March 1820
Author Williams, Eleazer (1787-1858)  
Recipient Parish, Jasper  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects American Indian History  Land Transaction  Westward Expansion  Government and Civics  
People Williams, Eleazer (1787-1858)  Parish, Jasper (1767-1836)  Calhoun, John Caldwell (1782-1850)  
Place written Oneida, New York
Theme Westward Expansion; Native Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859