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Guide to the American Indian Collection
1651-1878
  MS 322

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 19, 2011
Description is in English.

Scope and Content Note

This collection is composed of an assortment of documents all relating to American Indians. In particular, it concerns their relationship with European and American settlers, as well as the colonial and American governments. Many of the documents concern land disputes and transactions but also cover a number of other topics. It includes correspondence, minutes, speeches, land papers, translations, legal and financial documents and a sketch. Although much of the material relates to the northeast region, it has a broad geographic range, with documents also relating to Indians in Florida, Canada, Georgia and Kansas.

Please note that references to Indian tribes appear as they do in the documents themselves. This relates specifically to the Mohicans, which are described in certain instances as "Maquas" and "Maques".

This collection is described at the item level.

Arrangement

The material is arranged into five series by document type. Each series is arranged chronologically.