A Timeline of Indiana History - 1795 - 1800
July 18, 1795 - Treaty of Greenville - Treaty of Muskingum River (Fort Harmar) DebatedThe council this day opened with an address from Little Turtle, who stated that the Shawnee had had nothing to do with the Treaty of Muskingum River. He charged that the Six Nations tribes had been behind the signing of that treaty and that he had not been there. He further stated that the Six Nations representatives had seduced the younger chiefs of their tribes to sign the treaty. He professed ignorance of the treaty and wanted to know what it said before agreeing to it.
At this, General Wayne professed that he would endeavor to explain to them the Treaty of Muskingum River the next day when they met.
Blue Jacket and Chippewa Chief Massas Arrive
Blue Jacket and Chippewa Chief Massas arrived at Fort Greenville in the evening and were received in the council house. Chief Massas indicated that he had been at the negotiations during the Treaty of Muskingum and had a copy of that treaty with him; indeed it had been his reason for coming to the council. The General welcomed Massa to the council and promised him that upon the conclusion of the council, he would provide provisions for him and his people.