Tag Archives: Haudenosaunee

Minute Book 3: 1723-June

In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, June 1723 starts here The conference with Massachusetts Bay and the Six Nations (I will refer to them that way from now on, since the Tuscaroras were now established … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1723-May

In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, May 1723 starts here In May, the Albany Indian Commissioners were busy on several different fronts simultaneously. They entertained and traded with two groups of people from “far Nations,” a … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1723-April

In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, April 1723 starts here On April 6th, the Onondaga diplomat Teganissorens (the commissioners spelled his name D’Canassore) came to Albany to discuss relations between the Five Nations and Virginia. He … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1723-March

  In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, March 1723 starts here The two entries for March 1723 describe the arrangements for the meeting between Massachusetts Bay, the Five Nations, and New York scheduled to be … Continue reading

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Minute Book 3: 1723-February

In Library and Archives Canada digital copy of the original minutes, February 1723 starts here There is only one entry for February, a copy of a letter to Governor Burnet that reveals more about the story of Governor Spotswood’s Saponi servant. … Continue reading

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Connecting past with present: Schaghticoke, Governor Edmund Andros, and Governor Andrew Cuomo

A few days ago, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wrote a letter affirming the safety of those who fear being targeted by the incoming Republican administration. His reassurance that New York is a safe place brings to mind a much earlier … Continue reading

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“History as Archaeology”

The Conference on Iroquois Research held their annual meeting last weekend in Albany New York. This conference is an invaluable opportunity for native and non-native scholars, academics, and independent researchers to meet each other and hear presentations on all aspects of … Continue reading

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1677 July 21:The Oneidas’ Answer to Propositions Made July 20th by Maryland

Source: John Romeyn Brodhead, Berthold Fernow, E.B. O’Callaghan, Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York, Albany: Weed, Parsons, 1881, v. 13, p. 510. Available through the Internet Archive here . The original, which has the same gaps as … Continue reading

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1677 December 21:The Commander and Commissaries’ Answer to the Oneidas

British Historical Documents (Series A1894, New York (Colony) Council Papers) 26-162 transcribed 9-7-2016 by Ann Hunter not in DRCHNY Schedule of Propositions says this begins on p. 8 of Volume I of the Minutes of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs … Continue reading

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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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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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