Roll 2_5: John Armstrong to Lewis Cass, September 3, 1814 (continued from Roll 2_4)
Keywords British expenditure Greenville horses Indian Department Myaamia Treaty of Greenville
People J. Armstrong John Armstrong Lewis Cass
(Continued from Roll 2_4) Armstrong believes that the Chiefs that signed the Treaty of Greenville <were in the British pay>, meaning that they were still heavily influenced by the British at the time. He writes that the Indians will attack their enemies when they least expect it and then <disappear ... in the immensity of their forests>. Armstrong thinks that <presents to the amount of not less than thirty or forty thousand dollars> should be given to powerful and influential Indian Chiefs in the region in private so that they may side with the United States as opposed to the British.
In the spring of 2019, Dr. Cameron Shriver’s “Intro to the Miami Tribe” students researched the records of the Superintendent of Indian Affairs in the Michigan District (which included the Miami Tribe in northern Indiana) and files of the Office of Indian Affairs related to Miami Removal to west of the Mississippi River in 1846.