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May 25, 1786

NEW HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, May 25, 1786 (year in Roman numerals)  Page 6 has the full text of a treaty with the Indians.
Following the American Revolution, the American states sought to establish peaceful relations with the Shawnee Indians. On January 31, 1786, the various parties signed a treaty ending hostilities between the Shawnee and white Americans.
Known as the Treaty with the Shawnee, this agreement temporarily established peaceful relations between the white Americans and the Indians. The American officials also granted the Shawnee land in what is now western Ohio. In return for this land, the Shawnee Indians agreed to return any white hostages whom they held.
But peace did not last long as following the American Revolution, thousands of whites moved into what is now Ohio and quickly encroached upon the natives’ land. War erupted, leading to the eventual defeat and removal of the Shawnee and Ohio’s other Indian tribes during the first decades of the nineteenth century.
Eight pages, 9 by 10 1/4 inches, minor margin wear & some light foxing, good condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's