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Henry Clay
A Previously Unknown Document: Henry Clay's Draft (and Final) of Article 9 of the Treaty of Ghent Ending the War of 1812, Removing Native Americans As a Beneficiary, Completely in Clay's Hand This document changed the face of Native American relations in the United States; with the English no longer supporting the tribes, future Indian wars would not be transformed into major international conflicts. This document changed the face of Native American relations in the United States; with the English no longer supporting the tribes, future Indian wars would not be transformed into major international conflicts.
12/1814. Obtained by us from a descendant of William H. Crawford, senior U.S. ambassador in Europe who superintended all the consuls on the continent, and who was involved in the negotiationsThe 1783 Treaty of Paris ending the American Revolution awarded the western frontier to the United States, but the British did not give up the idea of setting up a Native American buffer state between its holdings and the U.S. on that frontier. This hoped-for state would be shaped like a dagger and descend from the Canadian border on a line from the center point of Ohio west to the Mississippi River and reach to the far south of the Illinois Territory. It would act as a block to American immigration west, hinder U.S. use of the new Louisiana Purchase lands and the Mississippi River, discourage American trade in the west to the benefit of British merchants, set up an ally on the western border of the U.S., and make Canada safer from potential U.S. incursions.By the late 1790s, from their forts in Ontario, the British were supplying and arming the Indians living in what is now the United States. By 1810 the Native Americans were ready to organize and were presenting a serious threat to American pioneers and interests. Two visionary Shawnee Indian leaders, Tecumseh and his brother The Prophet, realized that if US encroachment onto Indian land was ever to be stopped, this was the time. They rallied a broad Indian alliance to fight the white settlers. The alliance promised to sign over no more land to the whites, and the various tribes of the region promised to work together. The British we … [Click Below for Full Description]
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