Wednesday, March 12, 2014

First Treaty Signed at Fort Pitt with Delaware for Trade and Alliance

An image of the Delaware Nation, much later than 1778.
Image Courtesy of Indian Country Today.
February 15, 2014.
Duane Champagne, of Indian Country Today, has written an informative article about the first treaty signed by the United States and the Delaware Nation, September 17, 1778 at Fort Pitt, present day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

"The treaty with the Delaware gives insight into Indian and U.S. relations at the very beginning of the treaty making process. The Delaware treaty was a treaty of peace and mutual protection. “(A) perpetual peace and friendship shall from henceforth take place…” Both sides agreed to peaceful relations and to forget any past harm done to each other."

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