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Title Report [manuscript]: Albany, N.Y., to Charles E. Hughes, governor, 1907 Oct. 28
Author New York (State): Attorney General’s Office; Decker, George Palmer (1861-1936)
Document Type Official Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Typescript report, Oct. 28, 1907, signed by New York state attorney general W. S. Jackson and addressed to Gov. Charles Evans Hughes, regarding an Oneida appeal to the governor for protection against the threatened partition of 32 acres which had been part of the Oneida reservation in Lenox, Madison County, N.Y. The matter was investigated by deputy attorney general George P. Decker, who found that the disputed land was held jointly by the tribe and that dispossessing the Oneida band residing on the property "would constitute a violation of Indian rights". Also a cover letter by Decker addressed to William H. Samson, a Rochester journalist and historian, and two newspaper clippings regarding the case.
Names Hughes, Charles Evans (1862-1948); Jackson, W. S.; Samson, William H. (1860-1919)
Places Lenox, Madison County, New York, United States
Keywords land claim, civil rights, law, governor, landowner, dispossession of Indians, government, government relations
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 641
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue