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Livingston, Robert (1654-1728) "Observations made by Robert Livingston Secretary of Indian Affairs in . . .

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02051 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert (1654-1728) Place Written: [Albany, New York] Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1700/04 Pagination: 9p. + docket 30.5 x 20.5 cm

Summary of Content: . . . his Voyage to Onnondage in April 1700." Livingston reports that the Mohawks have become weak, and many are fleeing to Canada. He recommends that the English send more ministers to convert the Indians, and he also suggests that the Mohawks, Onondagas, and Oneidas all be moved to tracts of land closer to Albany. Livingston advocates the establishment of garrisons and magazines, and the erection of a fort at Skachtkook in order to create greater security around the Indian settlements. P.7 contains a tabulation of the distances between Onondaga and Albany, and a map was sketched on p.8.

People: Livington, Robert, 1654-1728

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMohawk IndianMilitary HistoryCanadaFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyRefugeesImmigration and MigrationDiplomacyLand TransactionAmmunitionFortificationBuilding ConstructionGeography and Natural HistoryReligionGovernment and Civics

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