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Schuyler, Pieter (1657-1724) Propositions to the River Indians

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02137 Author/Creator: Schuyler, Pieter (1657-1724) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1720/08/25 Pagination: 2p. + docket 32.6 x 20.4 cm

Summary of Content: Schuyler encourages the River Indians to send their men out hunting, but to keep them from fighting with the Southern Indians. He also warns them against entering into agreements with the French, and urges them to remain peaceful.

People: Schuyler, Pieter, 1657-1724

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryGovernment and CivicsMilitary HistoryPeaceDiplomacyCanadaFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

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