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Seneca Sachem Information regarding the French invasion of the Seneca's country

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02004 Author/Creator: Seneca Sachem Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1687/08/02 Pagination: 8p. 31 x 19.6 cm

Summary of Content: A Seneca Sachem explains some past incidents that may have provoked Canada to go to war with them, but explains that everything was supposedly forgiven. He then describes when the Senecas first heard of the French designs for war, and what they saw when they sent spies out to investigate the fortifications erected by the French. The Sachem also gives an account of how the first shots were fired, and how the conflict progressed from that point. Docketed on verso.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: CanadaFranceAmerican Indian HistoryDiplomacyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistorySpyingFortificationBattle

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