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Onondaga and Cayuga Sachems "Proposition or oration of the Onnondages & Cayouges Sachims made in the . . .

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01935 Author/Creator: Onondaga and Cayuga Sachems Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1684/08/02 Pagination: 2p. + docket 32.7 x 20.6 cm

Summary of Content: . . . Town hall of Albany before the Right hon[or]able the Lord Effingham Govenor of Virginia and Coll. Thomas Dongan Gov[ernor] of New York" In their proposition, the Indians state that since the English now exceed the Indians in number, the English should protect them from French. They go on to express their sense of unity with the English, and their desire to give their land to whichever Sachim they please.

People: Dongan, Thomas, 1634-1715
Howard of Effingham, Francis Howard, Baron, 1643-1695

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryFranceLand TransactionMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDiplomacyTreatyPeace

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