led by Colonel Israel Putnam
under the command of Bradstreet
, reached Niagara
There was found a vast concourse of Indians
, of various nations, willing to renew friendship, and expecting presents.
, to save their settlements from imminent destruction, brought in prisoners, and ratified a peace.
had been ordered by General Gage
to give peace to all such nations of Indians as would sue for it, and to chastise those that continued in arms; but none remained in arms.
Half way from Buffalo
, he was met by deputations from the Shawnees, the Delawares, the Hurons of Sandusky
, and the Five Nations of the Scioto valley
, desiring that the chain of friendship might be brightened; and he settled a treaty with the nations dwelling between Lake Erie
and the Ohio
was welcomed by the
Hurons with every expression of joy and respect.
A detachment was sent to take possession of Michilimackinac, and a vessel found its way into Lake Huron
On the seventh of September, great numbers of Indians
, especially Ottawas and Chippewas, assembled at Bradstreet
's tent, and seated themselves on the ground for a Congress.
on that day cashiered all their old-chiefs, and the young warriors shook hands with the English
as with brothers.2