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Title Oneida Indian documents [manuscript]: 1787-1833
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Agreements, addresses, petitions, authorizations, and notices, 1787-1833, prepared by the Oneida Nation, parties of the Nation, and Oneida farmers, regarding land matters, representation in Albany, factional disputes, and missionaries. Mainly written in Oneida, N.Y., and signed with the marks of various chiefs, the documents include an agreement (1787) between the Nation and Jedediah Phelps re: cattle depredations on leased lands; a petition (1805) and address (1806) from various factions of Oneida chiefs to John Tayler re: disputes relating to annuities due Lt. Col. Louis Cook and the proposed sale of Stockbridge Indian lands to John Sergeant and others; a petition (1814) from Oneida Indians to the legislature re: compensation for improvements to land sold by the Pagan Party to the state; an authorization (1814) re: representation of the Pagan Party in Albany; and two notices (1821, 1833) from the Nation to Samuel Royce and other trustees of missionary funds re: the support of Eleazar Williams as minister to the Oneida.
Names Cook, Louis (b.c.1740); Phelps, Jedediah; Sergeant, John (1747-1824); Tayler, John (1742-1829); Williams, Eleazar (c.1789-1858); Royce, Samuel
Places Oneida, Albany, New York, United States
Keywords missionary, Christianity, religion, government, government relations, chief, livestock, cattle, land cultivation, annuity, sale of land, petition, legislature, money, financial transactions, property
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; 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 658
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue