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River Indians "Propositions made by the Rever Indians that Live at Sckaghkook to . . .

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01955 Author/Creator: River Indians Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1685/12/21 Pagination: 3p. + docket 32.3 x 20.9 cm

Summary of Content: . . . the Magistrates of Albanie." The River Indians state that their Sachem is dead, and they request the protection of Corlaer, as they believe it to be a dangerous time for Indians. They also agree to remain at Skachkook, and to increase their numbers there. In their response, the English congratulate the River Indians for renewing their covenant, and instruct them to be careful with whom they choose to be their next Sachem.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryDeathImmigration and MigrationMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDiplomacyTreatyPeace

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