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First in Peace: The Delaware Indian Nation and its 1778 Treaty with the U.S.

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Presented by Fort Pitt Museum at Fort Pitt Museum, Pittsburgh PA

Sep 29 2018
First in Peace: The Delaware Indian Nation and its 1778 Treaty with the U.S.

Join the Fort Pitt Museum in welcoming back Dr. David Preston, author of “Braddock’s Defeat,” for a lecture on the 1778 Treaty of Fort Pitt.

In 1778, the United States negotiated a formal alliance with France during the Revolutionary War, marking the new nation’s first treaty with a foreign government.  A lesser known, but vital part of the struggle for independence from Great Britain is how the United States sought the alliance of Native American nations. At Fort Pitt on Sept. 17, 1778, the United States and the Delaware Indian nation signed a treaty of alliance that pledged “perpetual peace and friendship.” The Delaware

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