Category Archives: New York

Peter State Road Cook

Yes, that is his name, but why and how?  In the 1917 Draft Registrations, there it is, big as life….Peter State Road Cook.  Looking into this further, the registrar wrote his name with “State Road” as his middle name.  He … Continue reading

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Ne-Do-Ba – Gwilodwogan (Wabanaki People)

Did you get that?  Not a word huh.  Well, that’s because it’s not English.  Nancy LeCompte, the Research and Education Director for the Ne-Do-Ba contacted me and shared her wonderful blog.  the Ne-Do-Ba are Wabanaki people.  Wabanaki translates loosely as “Dawnland,” meaning … Continue reading

Posted in Abenaki, Canada, Maine, Maliseet, Micmac, New Hampshire, New York, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Treaty, Vermont, Wabanaki | 3 Comments

New York Indian Reservations

How things change in a little under 100 years.  In the WWI draft, literally hundreds of men were registered on New York’s Indian reservations, with more registered off of the reservation, but within the county.  Likely a result of a … Continue reading

Posted in Iroquois, Mohawk, New York, Oneida, Onondaga, Poospatuck, Seneca, Shinnecock, Tuscarora | 38 Comments