Addressing the “Six Nations Situation”

Type of Document: Letter Date: Written June 16th, 1921 To: Duncan C. Scott, Deputy Superintendent From: Unknown   This is a letter addressed to Duncan C. Scott, Deputy Superintendent of Indian Affairs, addressing the Six Nations situation. The author of the letter suggests to Mr. Scott that a conference should be held, which he would … More Addressing the “Six Nations Situation”

“The Six Nations appeal to the League of Nations”: Letter to the Queen of the Netherlands: December 7, 1922

Letter from Deskaheh and David Hill to the Queen of the Netherlands, written December 7, 1922 in Ohsweken on the Grand River. Source: “Six Nations appeal to the League of Nations” The letter explains how the Six Nations arrangement with Britain began when they English first came to Canada and recognized the Six nations as independent … More “The Six Nations appeal to the League of Nations”: Letter to the Queen of the Netherlands: December 7, 1922

“Deskaheh updates a British supporter”: An appeal to Lady Astor; 20 April 1922

Letter: From George Decker to Lady Astor, Unknow there from but recived in Baltimore mariland, 20 April 1922. Source: http://sixnationsappeal.blogspot.com/2014/05/deskaheh-updates-british-supporter-20.html George Decker is writing for Chief Deskaheh Click here for full pdf The first half of the document is used and explain and set up the struggle Chief Deskaheh is having with Canada. It explains the … More “Deskaheh updates a British supporter”: An appeal to Lady Astor; 20 April 1922

“The Redman’s Appeal for Justice”: Six Nations pamphlet distributed in Britain; 6 Aug. 1923

Document description Type To From Date if known source Pamphlet signed by Deskaheh, published in Great Britain, undated [1923]. Source: League of Nations Archives  (this version online via DOCIP) Click to view full pdf  NB better file name when saving: 1923-08-06 Redman’s Appeal The content goes here! Click to view in pdf: Doc1

The appeal of the Six Nations to the League of Nations: project summary

In the immediate period after the First World War, Canada enjoyed greater autonomy but its reputation was under attack over issue of unjust discrimination and treatment by Canadian government. In the 1920s, the Six Nations (Iroquois) Confederacy petitioned the League of Nations to defend their independence from Canada. The Six Nations were not successful in … More The appeal of the Six Nations to the League of Nations: project summary