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Council Scene with Sir William Johnson, c. 1770.
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Council Scene with Sir William Johnson, c. 1770.The scene at the top depicts the sort of exchanges that went on at meetings like the Fort Stanwix Treaty in 1768.  Johnson gives a peace medal to an Indian counterpart, while others watch around the council fire.

Sir William Johnson, the British crown's Indian Superintendent for the northern colonies, gave certificates like this to Indian allies, guaranteeing them safe admittance and passage between British forts. The scene at the top depicts the sort of exchanges that went on at meetings like the Fort Stanwix Treaty in 1768. Johnson gives a peace medal to an Indian counterpart, while others watch around the council fire.

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