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These threats forced Cornplanter and thirty other Iroquois leaders to take refuge at Fort Pitt, where they remained for nearly a year. In March 1786, Iroquois chiefs reviewed and repudiated the treaty. Congress would have to negotiate another treaty with the Six Nations in January 1789, and for years the Fort Stanwix conference would remain a bitter memory for the Iroquois participants. "You demanded from us a great country," Cornplanter reminded George Washington in 1790, "as the price of the peace which you had offered us, as if our want of strength had destroyed our rights .

41 Lee, Butler, and Clark opened their treaty conference on January 8. The commissioners read to their counterparts the Treaties of Paris and Fort Post'-'Revolutionary Polyphony 33 Stanwix, which surrendered British and Iroquois claims south of the Great Lakes to the United States. The Delaware chief Council Door and the Wyan­ dot Half-King gave the Indians' replies on January 13. They delineated the boundaries of the nations residing in western Pennsylvania and present-day Ohio, identifying the lands from the Allegheny River to the Tuscarawas as the Delawares' and the remaining territory west to the Great Miami River as the Wyandots', and observing that the Wyandots had given the Ottawas and Chippewas the right to hunt and fish on the southern shore of Lake Erie.

5 Virginia offered a solution to several of these problems when it ceded most of its Trans-Appalachian land claims to Congress. The Common­ wealth had claimed all the land between Kentucky and the Great Lakes un­ der its colonial charter, and had strengthened its claim during the war af­ ter George Rogers Clark captured Vincennes. Virginia's legislators quickly learned, however, that they could not govern the region and that their claim Post-�evolutionary Polyphony 21 led to friction with other states.

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