Journals of Henry A. S. Dearborn. A record of councils with the Sececa and Tuscarora Indians at Buffalo and Cattaraugus in the years 1838 and 1839. Now first published
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Dearborn, H. A. S. (Henry Alexander Scammell), 1783-1851.
Gen. Henry A. S. Dearborn, the author of the following journals, was the son of Major-General Henry Dearborn of Revolutionary fame, who also served with distinction in the War of 1812. In the summer of 1838 Gen. Dearborn came to Buffalo as the Superintendent of Massachusetts—such was his official title—to be present at negotiations with the Seneca and Tuscarora Indians, having in view their removal from their Western New York reservations to lands in Kansas. It is an important chapter in the early history of Buffalo, the story of which has remained until now for the most part untold. Gen. Dearborn’s observations on the condition of Buffalo in 1838, his predictions of the great city which would grow up on the Niagara frontier, his feeling allusions to his father, and their presence on the frontier during the War of 1812; even the Indian traditions which he wrote down from the narration of Cone the young Tonawanda, all combine to give interest and historic value to the journal which he kept, but which has lain unpublished until now.
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Buffalo, N.Y: Buffalo Historical Society
New York State -- History