Monthly Archives: September 2016

Schedule of Propositions made by the Indians … 1677-1714

Click on the links below to download my transcription of the collection of notes entitled Schedule of propositions made by the Indians and answers given to them. These notes were taken in the nineteenth century, probably by British government officials. They … Continue reading

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Blogging education

I’m working through the lessons that WordPress provides about setting up a blog. The site now has a basic form and I can focus on content. It’s not enough just to put the transcriptions up. I need to explain what … Continue reading

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Some progress

A workable format for this website is beginning to emerge. I have my transcription of a collection of notes taken in the 19th Century on the first two volumes of the Albany Commissioners’ Minute Books, before they were lost. Additional explanations … Continue reading

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1677 December 20: Propositions made by the Oneidas at Albany

Source: New York State Archives: A1894,  New York (Colony) Council Papers 26-161. Transcribed 9-7-2016 by Ann Hunter. The Schedule of Propositions says this begins on p. 2 of Volume I of the Minutes of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs. The document … Continue reading

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On this site I will be experimenting with how to share transcriptions of the records related to the Albany Commissioners for Indian Affairs, the division of the British Colonial Government that managed diplomatic relations with native peoples of much of … Continue reading

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The Commissioners for Managing the Indian Affairs in Albany

Who Were the Albany Indian Commissioners? The Albany Indian Commissioners managed Indian Affairs for the British colony of New York between 1677 and 1745, playing an important role in relations with other British colonies as well.  Most members of the … Continue reading

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