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Showenoos people Propositions made to Coll. Robert Hunter

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02100 Author/Creator: Showenoos people Place Written: Fort Anne, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1710/10/21 Pagination: 2p. + docket 31.8 x 20.1 cm Order a Copy

The Showenoos Indians state that most of their men have gone hunting, but they wish to welcome Coll. Hunter to New York. In his response, Hunter states his disapproval with the Indians for having gone out hunting, but thanks them for their show of respect and offers them a gift of guns, powder, lead, and flints.

Hunter, Robert, 1664-1734
Showenoos people

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