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Kendall, William (fl. 1679) Proposition made to the Mohawks

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01881 Author/Creator: Kendall, William (fl. 1679) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 25 September 1679 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: William Kendall, the Agent of Indian Affairs in Virginia, writes to set the terms of the colony's relationship with the Mohawks. In order to maintain peace and friendship, Kendall writes that all Indians are required to stand still and lay down their arms upon contact with any Christians, or risk being killed as an enemy.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: American Indian History, Mohawk Indian, Religion, Military History, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Treaty, Peace, Wartime Pillaging and Destruction

Sub Era: Early Settlements The 13 Colonies