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Iroquois Nation Six Nations. Document signed with the holograph totems of 14 chiefs.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02548 Author/Creator: Iroquois Nation Place Written: [Lancaster, Penn.?] Type: Document signed Date: 1769/07/28 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: A reciept acknowledging the final payment for land ceded by the Six Nations at the Treaty of Fort Stanwix. With the loss of these lands the Six Nations eventually dispersed: the Mohawk and Cayuga to Canada, the Oneida to Wisconsin, while the Onondaga, Seneca and Tuscarora stayed in upstate New York.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: American Indian History, Treaty, Diplomacy, Government and Civics, Land Transaction, Finance, Immigration and Migration

Sub Era: Road to Revolution