Lewis Cass to W.H. Crawford, April 24, 1816

1816-04-24

Lewis Cass to W.H. Crawford, April 24, 1816

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Cass has encountered a situation - Tenskwatawa has collected a band of about 200 multi-national warriors, who withdrew to the Canadian Shore before the <"Treaty of Ghent"> was finished. They will not abide by the treaty terms, since they were not there to sign it. A representative came from that band went to a council meeting and requested to build a settlement on the River Raisin. The land is for giving as military service tracts of land. Tenskwatawa claims that he only asks for a temporary occupation there - his ultimate goal was to return to Tippecanoe. If he were allowed to resettle Tippecanoe, he has many more Indians in his vicinity that are disaffected with the US and could join together. The Miamis showed strong opposition, as Tippecanoe is their land. Cass is referring the question to Crawford for solution



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