Treaty of peace and friendship between Sir William Johnson and the Hurons of the Detroit [textual record]

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    Hierarchical level:
    Item
    Date:
    1764.
    Reference:
    MG19-F31, R7968-0-X-E, Volume number: 1--2
    Type of material:
    Textual material
    Found in:
    Archives / Collections and Fonds
    Item ID number:
    106678
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    • Treaty of peace and friendship between Sir William Johnson and the Hurons of the Detroit
      Treaty of peace and friendship between Sir William Johnson and the Hurons of the Detroit Traité de paix et d'amitié entre Sir William Johnson et les Hurons du Détroit
  • Date(s):
    1764.
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    Place of creation:
    No place, unknown, or undetermined
    Extent:
    0.2 cm of textual records.
    Language of material:
    English
    Scope and content:
    Item is the treaty of peace and friendship concluded between Sir William Johnson, Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Northern Department (of North America), and four chiefs representing the Hurons of the Detroit which was signed at Niagara on 18 July 1764.
    Provenance:
    Biography/Administrative history:
    Hurons of the Detroit, 1764: The hunting grounds of the Huron nation were widely scattered in the Great Lakes region. Following the Seven Years' War and Pontiac's uprising in 1763, the Hurons of the Detroit (residing on both sides of the St Clair River) were among the nations invited to re-establish peaceful relations with the British Crown. The negotiations were carried out in a series of councils conducted by Sir William Johnson in the summer of 1764.
    Finding aid:
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    Additional information:
    General Note:
    Three quarters of the first two pages of this treaty have not survived. However, the full text was reproduced on many occasions.
    Availability of other formats note:
    The signature panel and Sir William's seal have been photographed (negatives C-135291 and C-135294, respectively).
    Exhibitions note:
    Exhibition title: Spirit and Intent: Understanding the voices, values & visions behind Canada's Aboriginal Treaties. Curators: Dr. John Borrows and Dr. J.R. Miller, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 2007.09.24 - 2008.04.06.
    Related material:
    The printed text found in the Sir William Johnson Papers (vol. 1V, pp 484-487) and Documents relating to the Colonial History of New York (vol. V11, pp 650-651) was taken from the original retained by Sir William (preserved with his papers at Albany), as were the certified copies in the minutes of the peace councils (now RG 10, vol. 1825, pp 135-139) and with despatches sent to the Secretary of State in London (available on microfilm in MG 11, CO 5/83, pp 375-378 on reel B-2963; and CO 323/18, pp 125-128 on reel B-3499; and in MG 21, Add. MSS 35910, ff 231-232v).
    Subject heading:
    Source:
    Private
    Other system control no.:
    MAINS27318
    Related control no.:
    116-020017-3
    1988/0417
    MG19-F33
    Former archival reference no.:
    MG19-F31
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