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Schuyler, Pieter (1657-1724) Propositions to the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, and Cayugas [rough draft]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02135 Author/Creator: Schuyler, Pieter (1657-1724) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1720 Pagination: 2p. + docket 32.7 x 20.8 cm

Summary of Content: Schuyler warns the Indians not to make war against the southern Indians, and to respect English property when their warriors travel to Virginia and Maryland. He also mentions the danger of the French building a fort at Onjagare. Marked as a rough draft on the docket.

People: Schuyler, Pieter, 1657-1724

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMohawk IndianGovernment and CivicsMilitary HistoryDiplomacyTreatyWartime Pillaging and DestructionFranceCanadaFortificationBuilding ConstructionGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

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