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Dongan, Thomas (1634-1715) to the Governor of Canada re: policy with the 5 Nations

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01985 Author/Creator: Dongan, Thomas (1634-1715) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Letter signed Date: 1687/06/16 Pagination: 3p. + docket 33.4 x 21.8 cm

Summary of Content: Thomas Dongan reprimands the Governor of Canada for inviting Indians of the 5 Nations to Cadarachqui in Canada, and warns the Governor not to allow his Christian Indians across the border to lure the 5 Nations away. P.2 and 3 contain a proposition from Dongan to the 5 Nations, dated 14 July 1687, at Schenechtady. In the proposition, Dongan assures the Indians that he has only corresponded with the Governor of Canada on their behalf, and also promises the 5 Nations any supplies or ammunitions they may need during their conflict with the French. He also warns them not to conclude a peace settlement with Canada without consulting him first.

People: Dongan, Thomas, 1634-1715

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMohawk IndianReligionGovernment and CivicsCanadaFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryMilitary SuppliesAmmunitionTreatyDiplomacyPeace

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