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Pond and Steedman Report, 1788-1792

Identifier: MC-1954-176

Scope and Contents

Entitled "Peter Pond and William Steedman's communications to the Secretary of War, 1792," this is a report of their journey to Niagara, their experiences among the New York Indians, principally the Onondagas, Senecas, and Oneidas, and their account of a council meeting at Buffalo,

Attached to this report is a communication from the Governor of the Western Territory made in 1788 regarding settlement of the Indian Tribes north of the Ohio River.


  • 1788 - 1792


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Biographical / Historical

Peter Pond was born at Milford, Connecticut. He was a soldier, fur trader, and explorer. This journey with Steedman occurred during the latter part of his life and career. Little is known about his last years, but it was reported that he died in poverty at Boston.

William Steedman is not as well-known as Pond, but Pond calls him "a land jobber, a pollitician, & a Historian."


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The manuscript is bound with paper that has become quite frayed around the edges. The manuscript, itself, is in excellent condition.
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Repository Details

Part of the Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum. Repository

1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd.
Tulsa Ok 74127