Viewing page 1 of 8
It looks like you're using a mobile device. We recommend using a physical keyboard for transcription entry.
Speech by Geo. L. Nelson Ladies & Gentlemen it affords me great pleasure t have the privilege of meeting you today, in the first Convention of the Indians of Virginia in the past 250 years. We who have met hear today from the different tribes connected with King powatan Confederacy of the ancient day should feel glad that the pages of history is one more unfolded So that this Generation can recall the past Events of our Noble Ancestors. I also behold in [?] are representatives of the 4 nations the Pumunkey, Mattepony, Chickihominey,and Rappahanocks. Knowing that we have men more capable of giving us the Birds Eye Version of the conditions that Exist today I shall confine myself to certain principles in confirming a union of Confederacy of Va Maryland & Delaware. So Gentlemen my subject shall be the Benefits of the Imdians forming in to an organized union first I want for the benefit of those who might not be so well acquainted with the possessions controlled by King Powhatan, I find that King Powhatan controlled an arrie of 8500 square miles of territory stretching over the state of the Western part of Maryland
Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.