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Beyond Penn's Treaty

A Mission to the Indians from the Indian Committee of Baltimore Yearly Meeting to Fort Wayne, in 1804

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of it, they, by the terror of their arms, engaged
a nation, known by the name of the Nanticocks

Coneys and Lutetocs, and who lived between
Chesapeake and Delaware Bays, and bordering
on the territory of Chihohocki, to enter into an
alliance with them; they also formed an alliance
with the Monahans, and stimulated them to
war with the Lenapi, and their confederates.
At the same time the Mohawks carried on a
furious war down the Hudson against the Mo-
and river Indians, and compelled them
to purchase a temporary and precarious peace,
by each acknowledging them to be their supe-
riors, and paying an annual tribute.

The Lenapi

being surrounded with enemies
and hard pressed, and having lost many of their
warriors, were compelled at last to sue for peace,
which was granted them on the condition that
they should put themselves under the protection
of the Mingoes, confine themselves to raising
corn, hunting for the subsistence of their fami-
lies, and no longer have the power of making

This is what the Indians call making them
women. Under this condition the Lenapis

when William Penn first arrived, and began the
settlement of Pennsylvania in the year 1682.

In Sept. 1700, the Indians residing on the

, granted to William Penn all their
lands on both sides of the river. The Indians
living on the Susquehanna and Potomac and