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Title Petition [manuscript]: Oneida [N.Y.], to the Secretary of War, 1823 June 23
Author Six Nations
Document Type Manuscript; Tribe Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Petition, dated June 23, 1823, by the chiefs of the tribes comprising the Six Nations addressed to the Secretary of War, John C. Calhoun. The petition discusses the tribes’ recent agreement with the Menominee Indians in Wisconsin to acquire Menominee lands for their future settlement. Further, the petitioners refer to the inadequacy of the new territory and that the agreement has only been partially confirmed by the President. They request that the agreement be confirmed and that a copy be sent to Eleazar Williams, Indian missionary at Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Names Calhoun, John Caldwell (1782-1850); Williams, Eleazar (c.1789-1858)
Places Green Bay, Wisconsin, New York, United States
Keywords treaty, war, Six Nations, territory, boundary, land claim, land cession, removal, government, government relations, hunting, subsistence
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 798
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue