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Haudenosaunee | Stockbridge-Munsee | Seneca
Alternate forms: Iroquois, Stockbridge
Language(s): English
Date: 1795
Extent: 142 pages
Description: Materials compiled by Pennsylvania Quaker missionary Halliday Jackson. Titled "Negotiations with the Indians of Pennsylvania by the Society of Friends to 1795," this assemblage contains a census of Native groups; miscellaneous information about various Native peoples; a verbatim collection of previous speeches and messages to and from various Native groups; letters from Timothy Pickering, Jasper Parrish [or Parish], and Isadore Chapin; and a discussion of various Iroquoian, Stockbridge, Brotherton, etc., peoples. Mention of Connediu (Handsome Lake). Original in possession of Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Collection: Halliday Jackson journal, 1814 (Mss.Film.631b)

Language(s): English
Date: 1664-1688
Extent: 10 items
Description: Ten letters from Protestant missionary John Eliot to natural philosopher Robert Boyle of the Royal Society for Improving Natural Knowledge about Eliots work among the so-called "praying Indians" of southern New England. Topics include the religious education of Native peoples; the estates, affairs, and habits of the "praying Indians" and the locations of their churches; the need for Bibles; Eliot's work translating the Bible and preparing a grammar of Indian printings of Bibles; Bibles, grammars, and other books being distributed to New England Indians; acknowledgement of gifts of money received and thanks for the same; French Indians; danger of attack by the Manquacq Indians [Minqua? Mi'kmaq?]; and the missionary work of Daniel Gookin. In the final letter (1688), conscious of his approaching death, Eliot would use £30 given him by Boyle many years ago for Gospel work to further the efforts of Daniel Gookin and John Cotton; also would like Gospel society to bear expense of printing and have Cotton revise other works Eliot has translated into the Indian language. Originals at the Royal Society of London.
Collection: Royal Society (Great Britain) miscellaneous correspondence and documents (Mss.Film.460)

Haudenosaunee | Mohawk | Stockbridge-Munsee
Alternate forms: Iroquois, Stockbridge
Language(s): English
Date: 1665-1775
Contributor: Unknown
Extent: 3 reels
Description: Selections from 31 volumes from the Massachusetts State Archives (volumes 1-6, 13, 20-22, 25, 27-33, 35, 38A, 51-54, 74, 80, 108-109, 219, 233, 287). These materials include letters and papers from the official records of provincial Massachusetts. Many relate to the Haudenosaunee in New York, and to French activity and influence among the Indians. Contains references to the treaties at Albany with the Haudenosaunee, the western boundary of Massachusetts, the Stockbridge removal, and the sack of Deerfield by Caughnawaga Mohawks.
Collection: Selected materials, 1665-1775, on Indian affairs (Mss.Film.642)

Language(s): English | Wampanoag
Date: Undated
Contributor: Wild Horse | Day, Gordon M.
Extent: 1 reel
Description: Wampanoag material supplied by Chief Wild Horse, compiled by Gordon M. Day. Chief Wild Horse claimed to be the last speaker of the Wampanoag dialect, and was a medicine man of the Mashpee Division, Sagamore of the New England Federation of Indians, and a representative of the League of North American Indians. See also Mss.Rec.40, a recording of the Lord's Prayer by Chief Wild Horse.
Collection: Wampanoag material supplied by Chief Wild Horse (Mss.Film.1104)