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Mayor and Gentlemen of Albany "Propositions Made to the Schakook Indians Meet at Shinnechtady on . . .

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02072 Author/Creator: Mayor and Gentlemen of Albany Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1703/07/06 Pagination: 3p. + docket 34.2 x 21.6 cm

Summary of Content: . . . there Journey and Conveyed By severall Mohogs to settle In the Mohogs Countrey" The proposition asks the Skachtkook Indians why they are travelling to to the Mohawk Country, and advises them to return to where they came from. In their answer, the Indians state that they dwelt there long before the arrival of the British, and have every right to move where they please. The men of Albany reply that they were unaware that the Skachtkook Indians used to live there, but advise them to return to their country until the Governor arrives.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMohawk IndianSkachtkook IndianImmigration and MigrationGovernment and CivicsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

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