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Title Claim of the Cayuga Indians ... [manuscript]
Author Samson, William Holland (1860-1919)
Date
Document Type Scrapbook; Correspondence; Newspaper
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Handmade scrapbook in which have been pasted seven letters, 1894-1896, from George S. Conover and William Clement Bryant (both western N.Y. state historians) to Samson, and two typed notes (one excerpting an 1893 letter from Conover), all regarding claims of the Canadian Cayugas that they were entitled to lands and annuities from the state of New York. Letters and notes discuss an annuities claims bill submitted to the legislature in 1895, the involvement of the Ogden Land Company in the claim matter, and Seneca tribal government.
Names Conover, George Stillwell (b 1824); Bryant, William Clement
Places Geneva, Buffalo, Rochester, New York, United States; Canada
Keywords land claim, annuity, bill, government, government relations, legislature, tribal government
Theme First Nations of Canada; American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Samson was a Rochester, N.Y., journalist and historian particularly interested in the history of western New York and its Indian tribes.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 3214
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue