1785 May 18. Chiefs of the Shawanese, Mingoes, Delawares, and Cherokees DS; Wakitunikee.
"Council held at Wakitunikee May 18th 1785. By the Chiefs of the Shawanese, Mingoes, Delawares, & Cherokees." Captain Wolf and a group of hunters disover white men on their side of the Ohio. Captain Wolf speaks for the Delawares and delivers John Crawford to answer for the Virginians who have settled near the Ohio, in violation of the treaties and the council fires set at Fort Stanwix and Beaver Creek. Shawanese Chief Kekewepelethy (Chief "Captain Johnny") vehemently repudiates the treaties of Fort Stanwix (1784) and Fort McIntosh (1785). He threatens retaliation if the Americans are unable to keep their settlers from encroaching on native lands west of the Ohio river. The Council Fire must be held at Detroit and if it is not, the Indians will stop at nothing to protect their land.