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Onondaga Sachems Answer from the Onondaga Sachems to Cornell Coursey's proposition

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01875 Author/Creator: Onondaga Sachems Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1677/07/21 Pagination: 2p. + docket 32.6 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: List 4 Sachems who responded to the proposition: Suer[y]se, Sarathtoa, Canathyndia, and Cannanthaere. In their answer, the Sachems agree to obey King Charles and to observe what was requested on Cornell Coursey's proposition. They also ask the English to forgive some Onondaga Indians who went out to fight the 5 Nations (allies of the English), as they were unaware of the current agreement. Robert Livingston, Secretary, signed the document as a true copy that he translated, compared, and revised.

People: Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728.
Charles II, King of Great Britain, 1630-1685.

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: American Indian History, Military History, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Treaty, Peace

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