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(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Washington, George.

Official printing of the Treaty

of Greenville which ended the Northwest Indian War.

8 pages. Folio, disbound;

minor toning and wear, minimal dampstaining on lower inner corner, manuscript page

numbers.

[Philadelphia: John Fenno, 22 December 1795]

[6,000/9,000]

The Treaty of Greenville, signed on 3 August 1795, ended a ten-year struggle over the Northwest

Territory. In the wake of the American army’s victory at the Battle of FallingWaters, a confederation of

Indian tribes ceded claims to a vast swath of territory including much of modern Ohio.This printing is

headed with the president’s name, and the text begins with “To all to whom these presents shall

come—Greeting:Whereas a treaty of peace and friendship between the United States of America and

the tribes of Indians called the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawanoes, Ottowas, Chipewas, Putawatimes,

Miamis, Eel-river,Weeás Kickapoos, Piankashaws, and Kaskaskias.”The treaty is signed in type by

General AnthonyWayne and several of his aides including future president William Henry Harrison,

as well as dozens of chiefs, and then concludes with the ratification signatures in type of George

Washington and Timothy Pickering. Evans 29742; Sabin 96605; Streeter sale III:1318 (the only

other copy known at auction, in 1967).