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Guide to the American Indians and English settlers Gravesend deed 1977.594

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Title: American Indians and English settlers Gravesend deed
Dates: 1665
Abstract: Photocopy of a typescript deed documenting the sale of land in the present-day Brooklyn neighborhood of Gravesend by the American Indian inhabitants of the region to incoming English settlers. The land is referred to in the deed by its English name (Gravesend), as well as its Indian names, Narrumsum and Pootapeck. The typescript, created in 1909, is a transcription of the original manuscript deed recorded in 1665.
Quantity: 0.01 Linear Feet in one folder.
Text [Box]: A0072
Call Phrase: 1977.594
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.