Oneida materials, Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection

Oneida includes: Onyota'a:ka
Haudenosaunee includes: Iroquois, Onkwehonwe
August 9, 1770; October 28, 1787; July 1798;
Shippen, William, 1712-1801 | Minto, Walter, 1753-1796 | Pierce, John, 1745?-1808
Missions | Education | Agriculture | Orthography and spelling | Religion | Mythology | Folklore
Correspondence | Journals
3 items
Materials can be found in the finding aid under the specific dates listed. Late 18th century items relating to missionary efforts among Oneidas. Topics include Indians' hope to hear Whitefield preach (thwarted when he went on to Boston because no congress was to be held at Sir William Johnson's); Rev. Samuel Kirkland; Minto's belief that Oneida share a common origin with Europeans because they identify Great and Small Bear by the same image; and Quaker missionaries' offer to set up a blacksmith shop to train Indians, to find iron, and to apprentice Indians as farmers.
Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection Mss.Ms.Coll.200