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Twightwee treaty of Lancaster

Description: A treaty between the colony of Pennsylvania and Twightwee (Miami or Myaamia) people in the town of Lancaster in 1748 regarding an alliance, as well as a photostatic copy of said treaty. In the summer of 1748, the Twightwees (more commonly known as the Miami people) requested an alliance with the Iroquois and with Pennsylvania. As a result, a conference was called in July of 1748 in Lancaster with the Twightwees. Conrad Weiser, George Croghan, Richard Peters, Andrew Montour, four members of the Council, and magistrates of Lancaster county met with fifty-five members of the Shawnee and Miami (Twightwee) nations in Lancaster from July 19 to July 23, 1748. The treaty of Lancaster in 1748 marked a projection of Pennsylvania into Ohio lands. The British Pennsylvanians intended to use the Miami people as a buffer between the colony and the French in Ohio.
Origin: 1748
Collection: Highlights of the ISL Manuscripts Collection
Copyright: No Copyright - United States
Geography: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Subjects: Miami Indians
Indians of North America
Indians of North America--Treaties
Lancaster (Pa.)

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