Category Archives: New York

Life Among the Mohawks in 1644

Kiliaen van Rensselaer was a Dutch minister affiliated with the Dutch West Indies Company who lived at Fort Orange (above) in 1642 with his wife and children in what is today Albany, New York.  Today, the fort is under an expressway. … Continue reading

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1911 Map of NY Onondaga Indian Reservation

1911 Map of the Onondaga Reservation in New York. Source:  New York State Archives. Education Dept. Division of Visual Instruction. Instructional glass lantern slides, ca. 1856-1939. Series A3045-78, No. 88. http://iarchives.nysed.gov/dmsBlue/viewImageData.jsp?id=1479

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1910 NY Map of Indian Reservations

1910 map of NY with locations of Indian Reservations Source: New York State Archives. Education Dept. Division of Visual Instruction. Instructional glass lantern slides, ca. 1856-1939. Series A3045-78, No. 42. http://iarchives.nysed.gov/dmsBlue/viewImageData.jsp?id=1478

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1793 Map of Six Nations Boundary in New York

Map Source:  New York State Archives, A0448-79, Recorded Indian treaties and deeds, 1703-1871 (bulk 1748-1871). Vol. 1, p. 45. This early map of NY from 1793-1794 shows the Six Nations borders, marked in yellow, as well as Indian paths, mountains, waterways, roads, place … Continue reading

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Thomas Asylum for Orphan and Destitute Indian Children

When I was transcribing the New York Indian Census records from the 1880s, I noticed that at the end of several tribal lists was a short, separate list called “Thomas Asylum” or “Thomas Orphans” with children listed. Indeed, the Thomas … Continue reading

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Fort Neoheroka 300 Years Later – Tuscarora Commemorative Monument

The Tuscarora War began in 1711, a result of European incursion onto Native lands and the capture and enslavement of Indian children, and ended in 1713 with the massacre of over 950 of the Tuscarora at Fort Neoheroka.  In total, over 2000 … Continue reading

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Treaty with the Indians at Albany, NY 1664

The following treaty was made with the Indians by the English when they took New York from the Dutch.  There were scanning issues with the original document.  Where the correction was obvious, I made the correction.  There was an issue … Continue reading

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