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Five Nations of Indians & River Indians Answer of the 5 Nations of Indians westwards to the proposition of Coll. Dongan

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01983 Author/Creator: Five Nations of Indians & River Indians Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1687/05/23 Pagination: 7p. + docket 31 x 20 cm

The Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas give separate replies, ye they all relate to similar issues. Each group discusses their resolve to go to war with the Turchturicks, and their wariness of consorting with the Governor of Canada. They also thank Corlaer for guns, powder, and priests; and they also agree to apprehend any individuals found trading without the Governor's pass, and take them to Albany.

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