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River Indians Propositions made to Peter Schuyler

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02136 Author/Creator: River Indians Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1720/08/25 Pagination: 2p. + docket 32.6 x 20.5 cm

Summary of Content: The River Indians apologize for breaking the custom of presenting the English with gifts, but explain that they are too poor to do so. They ask Schuyler to renew the covenant chain, and express their desire to learn English so that they may understand the minister and become Christians.

People: Schuyler, Pieter, 1657-1724

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryReligionGovernment and CivicsDiplomacyTreatyGiftMilitary HistoryEducation

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