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Title Treaties [manuscript]: between the State of New York and the Oneida Nation, 1788-1811
Author New York (State)
Document Type Treaty
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: This collection includes five treaties and two supporting documents, one indenture and one agreement, between New York State and the Oneida Nation for the cession of certain tribal lands, executed between 1788 and 1811. In these treaties the Oneida Indians eventually sold much of their reservation lands primarily held in Madison and Oneida counties, N.Y. Each treaty generally describes the land to be purchased, the terms of the sale, and the names and signatures of all parties involved in the negotiations. The following treaty dates and locations are included in this collection: Sept. 22, 1788 (Fort Stanwix), June 1, 1798 (Oneida village), June 4, 1802 (Oneida village), Mar. 3, 1810 (Albany), Feb. 27, 1811 (Albany).
Places New York, United States
Keywords treaty, sale of land, indenture, land cession, negotiation, land tenure, government, government relations
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information

Written on vellum; vellum sections are attached to another with string and seals; includes official wax seals; and contains the signatures of government officials, including N. Y. governors George Clinton and Daniel Tompkins, as well as Indian names and signatures indicated with a cross mark.

Indian treaty held at Fort Stanwix (1788) is printed in F. B. Hough, Proceedings of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs..., 1861.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference artifacts cage Ayer MS 428
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue