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Associated Executive Committee of Friends on Indian Affairs

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Identifier: HC.MC-1003
Overview Records deal with the work of Friends in running mission stations in Oklahoma among the Iowa, Modoc, Kickapoo, Oto, Shawnee, Osage and other Indians. Letters from superintendents and missionaries in the field describe the difficulties and experiences of Friends in their work. Topics discussed include attempts to Christianize the Indians, improve living conditions, Indian education, use of peyote and alcohol, disease, Indian dances, conflicts with other religious denominations, protection of the...

David Bacon journal

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-003
Scope and Content note This collection includes the original copy of David Bacon’s journal kept during his time with the Six Nations in 1794, as well as two photocopies. Entries describe Bacon’s journey to the Six Nations territory, and interactions between himself and the members of the Six Nations, as well as discussions between representatives from the American and Six Nations governments concerning the treaty that was to determine the land rights of the Six Nations after the end of the American Revolutionary War....

Halliday Jackson papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-101
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the handwritten correspondence and a handwritten copy of the manuscript "Some Account of my Journey Among the Seneca" by Halliday Jackson.

Native American speeches

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-135
Scope and Content note The majority of this collection is comprised of the handwritten copies of speeches made by Native American leaders, as well as a single letter addressed to "Friends residing among the Indians." Though the materials are undated, they likely date to the 1790s-1810s, and the majority of the speeches make mention of the Seneca tribe, and refer to the Seneca leader, Cornplanter. The speeches include both those given by Quakers to Native American audiences and those made by Native American leaders....

Scattergood family papers

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Identifier: HC.MC-950-158
Scope and Contents Primarily the letters of the Quaker Scattergood family detailing daily life in the Philadelphia area and touching on issues of dress, there is a also a letter of Joseph Scattergood from Tunesassa, NY in telling of his work with Corn Planter's Native Americans. As well there is a diary kept by Ann Sellers from 1853-1856 and a cookbook, circa 1800.

Joshua Sharpless diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-069
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of two handwritten volumes of Joshua Sharpless's diaries. Entries describe Sharpless's travel to, and time spent in, Cornplanter's village during 1798. Also included is a single folder of related materials.

Henry Simmons journals

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-072
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of four volumes of Henry Simmons's journals, the majority of which are related to time Simmons spent with the Oneida and Seneca tribes. In addition to the four handwritten journals, the collection includes two photocopies of Simmons's 1796-1797 journal (vol 1), and a single typed transcript of Simmons's 1799 journal (vol 2).

Joel Swayne diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-078
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single volume diary of Joel Swayne entitled, “Some account of my journey to the Seneca Nation of Indians and Residence Amongst that People.” Entries describe Swayne’s journey to the Seneca nation, and the two years he spent there. Swayne provides detailed descriptions of the chief, “Cornplanter,” the chief’s family, the village and villagers, cultural differences between the Quakers and the Senecas, the difficulty of the language barrier, and discussions...