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Title Petition [manuscript]: to the Honorable the Legislature of the state of New York in Senate and Assembly convened, 1802 Mar. 13
Author Denney, Louis
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Petition of Oneida Indians Louis Denney and members of his family to the New York Legislature in 1802 to retain 640 acres of land. Over a period of years, the Oneida tribe gradually ceded most of its reservation land to the state of New York. Denney et al. lived for many years at Canaseraga near Oneida Lake. Having recently lost this land to the state of New York, Denney requests that another tract of land north of the Genesee Road be granted to them to be equally divided among the four petitioners.
Places Canaseraga, Oneida Lake Region, New York, United States
Keywords law, legislature, land cession, land claim, land grant, government, government relations
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Petition certified to be valid and signed by ten white settlers in the vicinity.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT oversize Ayer MS 234
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue