Treaty of Hopewell (1785)

The Treaty of Hopewell was signed on November 28th, 1785 the Cherokee Nation (“Head-Men and Warriors of all the Cherokees”). The Treaty uses the same peace and friendship rhetoric that was characteristic of Treaties made before 1800. The first use of the phrase “peace and friendship” was in the Treaty with the Delawares (1778).

Kappler calls this the Treaty with the Cherokee, 1785It is referred to as the Treaty of Hopewell in the Treaty with the Cherokee, 1794 (Kappler), a Letter To George Washington from the Cherokee Chiefs (19th May, 1789)Washington’s Memoranda on Indian Affairs, 1789, and a Letter to George Washington from the Cherokee Nation (19th May, 1789).

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