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Maquase Sachims "Proposition made by some messengers sent from the Maquase Sachims in the . . .

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01936 Author/Creator: Maquase Sachims Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1684/02/03 Pagination: 2p. + docket 31.2 x 19.4 cm

Summary of Content: . . . Toune house of Albany." The Mohawk messengers offer belts of wampum in exchange for information regarding English designs to attack them. They English respond with an assurance of peace, and encourage the Indians to hunt freely and to be at ease.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMohawk IndianGiftMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDiplomacyTreatyPeace

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