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The Resource George Croghan Collection

George Croghan Collection

Label
George Croghan Collection, 1765
Title
George Croghan Collection
Inclusive dates
1765
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On July 13, 1765, Indians gathered in a conference at Quiatenon, in New France (later Indiana territory), where they made speeches to George Croghan, who wrote them in very legible cursive. The five long pages are photostats containing eight speeches by "the Chiefs, and Principal Warriors of the Quiatenon, Kecopoes (Kickapoos), Mascoutens and Ottawas." They expressed their sorrow for their evil actions and their desire for peace
Biographical or historical data
George Croghan was born in Ireland in 1718, and became a fur trader in the Ohio country by the mid-1740s. He was an Iroquois sachem and go-between for Pennsylvania. In August, 1849, he purchased 200,000 acres from the Iroquois. From 1756 until 1771, George served as Deputy Indian agent under Sir William Johnson. In 1771, he resigned to establish a colony called Vandalia. George was married twice. His first wife, who is unknown, gave him a daughter named Susannah (1750-1790). His second wife, the daughter of Mohawk Chief Nickus, also had a girl named Catherine (1759-1837). Mr. Croghan served as a borderland negotiator. He learned two native languages: Delaware (an Algonquian language) and Mohawk (an Iroquoian language). He died on August 31, 1782, and was buried in the churchyard of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Philadelphia.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Croghan, George
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., American
  • Indians of North America
Label
George Croghan Collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/1887
Instantiates
Note
Processing information: Collectin processing completed 2013/08 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20247004
Extent
1 folder
Governing access note
This collection open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn881190447
  • (OCoLC)881190447
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Label
George Croghan Collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/1887
Note
Processing information: Collectin processing completed 2013/08 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20247004
Extent
1 folder
Governing access note
This collection open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn881190447
  • (OCoLC)881190447
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

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