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Tatopocsha (fl. 1786) A Speech from the Delaware Chiefs residing in the Delaware towns in the Shawanese country met in council at Coshocton June 18, 1786

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03277 Author/Creator: Tatopocsha (fl. 1786) Place Written: Coshocton, Ohio Type: Manuscript document Date: 18 June 1786 Pagination: 4 p. ; 32.2 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Copy of a translation of a speech by Tatopocsha, Chief of the Coshocton Delaware, as well as Chief Captain John Dowdy and Chief Bigg Catt. Contains a note by Obadiah Robins, confirming that "This is the sense of the speech as it was interpreted to me." Speech discusses the peaceful relationship between the Delaware and their "brethren the Americans." Tatopocsha mentions an incident in which the Delaware nation tried to convince the Pottowattimi nation to keep the peace with the Americans, that they had no dispute with the Americans. Also discusses an incident in which the Mingoes murdered four American men. Written in the hand of Department of War secretary Robert Pemberton and signed by him for the chiefs and Robins.

People: Tatopocsha, fl. 1786
Dowdy, John, fl. 1786
Bigg Catt, fl. 1786
Robins, Obadiah, fl. 1786

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Frontiers and ExplorationAmerican Indian HistoryDiplomacyTreatyMilitary HistoryGovernment and CivicsCriminals and Outlaws

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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