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Oneida and Cayuga Indians Proposition to the Commissioners of Albany with an answer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02076 Author/Creator: Oneida and Cayuga Indians Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1704/05/10 Pagination: 1p. + docket 26.9 x 20.6 cm

Summary of Content: The Sachems report that they are resolved not to let a priest or French man live among them, and state that they are returning to their castles for security. They also complain of the lack of security offered by the English, and request more arms and ammunition. In their answer, the Commissioners thank the Sachems for their affirmation of the covenant chain, and agree with their mistrust of the French. They also agree to supply the Indians with the best powder and ammunition so that they may avenge the death of 5 Indians.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMohawk IndianReligionFranceCanadaCatholicismGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGovernment and CivicsDiplomacyMilitary HistoryWeaponryDeathTreatyAmmunition

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