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Cannadakte Onondaga Chief Account of affairs at Cadarachqui

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01989 Author/Creator: Cannadakte Onondaga Chief Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1687/06/29 Pagination: 1p. + docket 31.2 x 20 cm Order a Copy

The Onondaga captain relates that he saw the construction of a stone fort, the preparations for provisions, and a store of Indian shoes and ammunition at Cadarchqui in Canada

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