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Document Number: AJ-154
Author: Wabanip
Title: Speech to Assembled Iroquois Chiefs, April 30, 1798 [manuscript]
Source: Draper Manuscripts: Joseph Brant Papers, 20 F 96 to 96-3, Wisconsin Historical Society.
Pages/Illustrations: 4 / 0
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Author Note

Wabanip is identified on this document simply as a principal chief of the Mohawks, under Joseph Brant (1743?-1807). Nothing more has been found about him. For more on Brant, see AJ-152 and AJ-153.

Document Note

This speech was given by Wabanip to the assembled eastern Ojibway chiefs to assure them of his sincerity in negotiations with the British. At their request a record was made on paper which all parties signed. This was collected by Lyman Copeland Draper, probably between 1877 and 1880, and is now in volume 12F (Brant Papers), pages 33-41, of the Draper Manuscripts.

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The Mississauga Ojibway settled in in the Kawartha region of Ontario; their tribal home page is at

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