Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1753 Carlisle Indian Conference
Walking Tour Stop 3
The Conference was held on the Square in Carlisle during the first week of October, 1753. Chiefs of the Six Nations and their allies the Delaware, Shawnee, Twightwee and Owendot met with Benjamin Franklin, Speaker of the Assembly Isaac Norris, and Secretary of the Provincial Council Richard Peters, all of whom represented Gov. Hamilton of Pennsylvania. Conrad Weiser and Andrew Montour acted as interpreters.
The first two days of the Conference were ceremonial, devoted to recently departed tribal chiefs and the formal distribution of gifts. On the third day the negotiations began.
Scarrooyada, who represented the Indians of the Six Nations, requested:
• Better regulations of the fur trade on the Ohio
• A limit of three trading posts (to be identified by the Indians)
• Restriction of the sale of rum and whiskey to the Indians
The Indians received promises from the Pennsylvanians to honor their requests and the Indians, in turn, supplied valuable information about the movements of
Erected by Historic Carlisle, Inc.
Location. 40° 12.106′ N, 77° 11.333′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Hanover Street (U.S. 11) just north of High Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on Episcopal Square, just north of intersection of Hanover and High Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Episcopal Square (a few steps from this marker); The Return of the Captives (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Shelling of Carlisle (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named First Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Shelling of Carlisle (within shouting distance of this marker); Forbes Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Cumberland County (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Carlisle.
Also see . . .
1. A list of the conference participants. (Submitted on February 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Historic Carlisle Inc. - recognizing and promoting the history of Carlisle, PA (Submitted on February 27, 2009, by Alan Duxbury of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Notable Events • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers •
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