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Guide to the American Indian Collection
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Series III: Draft, Notes, Minutes, and Speeches, circa 1689-1859, undated

Scope and Contents note

Within this series are a variety of documents relating to New York State Indians, including those moved west following the Treaty of 1838. The items comprise a draft, speeches, a set of notes, and reports and abstracts of minutes of Yearly Meetings of Friends.

The documents cover diverse topics such as 1689 hostilities with Maques Indians; assistance and refuge for Oneida Indians during the American Revolution; the removal of whites in violation of a treaty by residing in the Cannajohary-Fort Hunter region; suggestions to Seneca chiefs on the Cattaraugus Reservation on managing and improving land, proper conduct of a family and an exhortation against the use of alcohol; and a request for compensation for Indians displaced under the Treaty of 1838.

Other material relates to the Society of Friends' efforts on behalf of Indian tribes moved west of the Mississippi. Included in this are a printed report from the Committee on Indian Concern at the 1839 Yearly Meeting with a handwritten abstract of minutes of Yearly Meetings, 1837-1841, and finally a document regarding the decision of John D. Lang and Samuel Taylor to visit those Indian tribes residing west of the Mississippi, 1842.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Address to the Chiefs of the Seneca Nation and others residing in Cattaraugus Reservation
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Notes on hostilities with Maques Indians
circa 1689
Box: 1 Folder : 4 A Speech of the Oneida Chiefs to Lieutenant Colonel Van Dyck
1780 June 18
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Copy of a petition by Mohawks to the Legislature of the State of New York
1788 January 12
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Abstract of the Yearly Meeting of Friends for New-England, relative to the Indians residing West of the Mississippi
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Manuscript copy of "Korte Antwerp van de Mahakuase Indianen, in Nieuw Mederlandt, haer landt, Stature, Diacht, Manieren, en Magistraten; beschreven in 't jaer 1644 Door Johannen Megapolensen, Juniorem Predikant aldaer" (printed in N-YHS Collections 1857, 2nd series, volume 3, page 137)
circa 1843
Box: 1 Folder : 4 A Report from the Committee on Indian Concern
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Certificate of New-England Yearly Meeting regarding the resolution of John D. Lang and Samuel Taylor to visit Tribes of Indians residing west of the Mississippi
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Incomplete draft of request for compensation to Indians displaced under Treaty of 1838

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