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Sachem of the 5 Nations Private conference between Governor Hunter and Sachems of the 5 Nations

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02126 Author/Creator: Sachem of the 5 Nations Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1717/06/13 Pagination: 2p. + docket 33.2 x 21.5 cm

Summary of Content: In response to an inquiry, the 5 Nations note that the French have not built a fort in the Seneca's country, but have rather erected a trading post at that site. The Indians state that they are uneasy due to news that the French and English plan to cut off all Indians and populate the land with people from Europe. They also tell the Governor that they have received small pox from Maryland or Virginia, and demand that this intentional practice cease.

People: Hunter, Robert, 1664-1734

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: EpidemicDiseaseMedical HistoryAmerican Indian HistoryMohawk IndianFranceCanadaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMerchants and TradeCommerceFortificationBuilding ConstructionImmigration and MigrationGovernment and CivicsSmallpoxHealth and Medical

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