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Five Nations of Indians & River Indians Propositions of the 5 Nations and River Indians to Coll. Robert Hunter

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02103 Author/Creator: Five Nations of Indians & River Indians Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1711/08/17-1711/08/28 Pagination: 16p. + docket 36.4 x 23 cm

Summary of Content: The 5 Nations and River Indians have gathered at Albany to voice their commitment to General Francis Nicholson and the expedition to reduce Canada. They ask the Governor to pardon the French Praying Indians if they decide to help the English, and inquire as to how to dispose of French prisoners. Governor Hunter answers that he will forgive all that join the expedition, and instructs the Indians to give Christian prisoners to the English, who will in turn give Indian prisoners to the 5 Nations. A count of the number of Indian soldiers is given, as well as an account of the gifts presented to the 5 Nations and River Indians. Signed by Robert Livingston, Secretary for Indian Affairs.

People: Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMohawk IndianReligionCanadaFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryPardonGovernment and CivicsCatholicismPrisonerPrisoner of WarGift

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