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Title Letter [manuscript]: New York, N.Y., to the Wolfe Tribe of the Oneida Nation, 1790 Nov. 13
Author New York (State); Clinton, George (1739-1812)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: November 13, 1790, letter from Gov. Clinton, addressed to the Wolfe Tribe of the Oneidas, but intended for the entire Nation, concerning provisions of the 1789 treaty at Fort Stanwix and animosities between tribal groups. Clinton advises that the Oneida have no right to lease most of the reserved lands and that white settlers who have leased property will be removed. He also sanctions the division of the reserved lands among the different Oneida tribes as a means of restoring harmony and friendship, and encloses a copy (lacking) of the state law respecting debts contracted by Indians.
Places Fort Stanwix, New York, United States
Keywords treaty, hostility, lease of land, settlement, land claim, governor, government
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 644
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue