Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Kendall, William (fl. 1679) Proposition to the Onondagas

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also request a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01900 Author/Creator: Kendall, William (fl. 1679) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1679/11/01 Pagination: 2p. + docket 29.8 x 21.5 cm

Summary of Content: In the proposition, the Onondagas are reprimanded for their aggressions against white settlers, and are instructed to obey the law of standing still and laying down their arms before white men. Copy of GLC03107.01.01899.

People:

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Military HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDiplomacyTreatyPeace

Sub Era:

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources