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Title Stockbridge and Munsee Tribe of Indians records, 1789-1858
Author Stockbridge and Munsee Tribe of Indians
Document Type Official Record; Correspondence; Tribe Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Tribal documents, 1789-1858, including petitions, memorials, arguments, powers of attorney, appointments, agreements, correspondence, financial reports, promissory notes, and requests for payment. Petitions, memorials, and arguments concern the tribe’s negotiations with the U.S. government and the state of New York re land sale profits and their distribution, relocation, citizenship, annuities, and other matters. There are appointments and powers of attorney authorizing John W. Quinney and others to negotiate on behalf of the tribe, correspondence with Indian agent William H. Bruce and with J.B. Macy, and a promissory note signed by Stockbridge missionary John Sergeant. In addition to John W. Quinney, other sachems and councillors signing documents include Jeremiah Slingerland, Joseph M. Quinney, Austin E. Quinney, Ziba T. Peters, Simon S. Metoxen, and John Metoxen.
Places New York, United States
Keywords letter, tribal government, government, law, law and order, litigation, annuity, lawyer
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Tribe of the Mohican Confederacy, known as the Stockbridge Indians, which relocated in the mid-1780’s to New Stockbridge, N.Y., and again in 1833 to Wisconsin near Green Bay. In 1843 the Stockbridge agreed to move again to lands west of the Mississippi River. This move was averted in 1854 when the tribe negotiated successfully to remain in Wisconsin on 460 acres at Stockbridge near Lake Winnebago.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 836
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue