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Unknown Examination of an Onondaga Indian

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02091 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1709/07/17 Pagination: 3p. + docket 32.2 x 20.8 cm

Summary of Content: The Onondaga Indian relates news he heard from a Seneca that a company of Indians were discussing plans to attack the 5 Nations. He also states that 2 nations of Indians from Maryland have all been killed by a pestilential disease. P.2 contains an account of a meeting of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs, in which it is resolved to send a group of Christians and Indians to the Senecas to inform them of the lies the French have told them. P.2 & 3 contain an account, dated 19 July 1709, of an Onondaga and Oneida that travelled to Canada to order the Indians there to return home and support the English expedition against Canada. Marked as a true copy and signed by Robert Livingston.

People: Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Mohawk IndianReligionHealth and MedicalDiseaseDeathAmerican Indian HistoryMilitary HistoryGovernment and CivicsCanadaFranceSpyingGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

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