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William Clark informs Indian nations that the U.S. has won the war.

Letters and Documents Informing the Indians of the End of the War of 1812, St. Louis, May 15, 1815


After returning from the 1804-1806 expedition with Meriwether Lewis, William Clark was appointed U.S. Superintendent of Indian Affairs (1807-1813), governor of Missouri Territory (1813-1821), and then Superintendent of Indian Affairs again (1822-1838). During the War of 1812 he tried unsuccessfully to keep the British out of Wisconsin. When it was over, he informed the Indian nations of Upper Mississippi Valley that the U.S. had won, and that they were to no longer make treaties or trade furs with the British. To see a typed transcript of any page, click the "Page & Text" button while viewing it.

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Related Topics: Explorers, Traders, and Settlers
The War of 1812
Creator: Clark, William, 1770-1838
Pub Data: Draper Manuscripts in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives (Draper 2M24-29).
Citation: Clark, William. "Letters and Documents Informing the Indians of the End of the War of 1812, St. Louis, May 15, 1815." Draper Manuscripts in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives (Draper 2M24-29); Online facsimile at:  http://www.americanjourneys.org/aj-149/index.asp; Visited on: 4/24/2014
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