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"Account of Isaac Coates, Joshua Sharpless & John Pierce's Visits to the Indian Reservation in Western New York"
Overview This copy of an account from 1798 and 1799 was written in an unknown hand likely in the latter half of the 19th century. The volume describes Isaac Coates, Joshua Sharpless, and John Pierce's travel to Native American reservations on behalf of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Indian Committee, and the work they did while there.
Overview 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.
Overview Entries describe Sharpless's travel to, and time spent in, Cornplanter's village during 1798.
Dates: 1798, 1965
Overview Joel Swayne's diary entries describe his 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 between Quaker missionaries and Seneca members.
- Quakers -- History 3
- Seneca Indians 3
- Indians of North America -- Missions 2
- Quakers -- Diaries 2
- Society of Friends -- Missions 2
- diaries 2
- manuscripts (documents) 2
- Quakers 1
- Quakers -- Travel 1
- Six Nations -- History 1
- Society of Friends -- Indian affairs 1
- correspondence 1
- travel literature 1 ∧ less
- Cornplanter, Seneca chief 3
- Simmons, Henry 3
- Jackson, Halliday, 1771-1835 2
- Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955). Indian Committee (1827-1948) 1