Friday, January 23, 2009

The NY Indian Historical Timeline, 1750-1817

I introduced the New York Indian Historical Timeline in my last post. That post includes a selection of ten events occurring between 1650 and 1750. Here's my "Chosen Ten" from the years 1750 to 1810:

1. 1754-1763: French and Indian War with the English [aka the Seven Years War].
2. 1758: Stephen Calvin [a New Jersey (Brotherton) Delaware] is interpreter for the church and schoolmaster for Indian school near Cranbury, NJ.
3. Threatened with mob violence, Moravian and Quaker missions in Pennsylvania evacuate their converts.
4. 1763: British proclamation halts all settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains.
5. 1778: Oneida women bring food to Washington's starving army at Valley Forge, PA. [Read about the statue pictured at right and see the full image.]
6. 1782: First group moves to Brothertown, New York.
7. 1785: Brothertown name adopted, note that this is different from the Brainerd's Brotherton community.
8. 1795: Greenville Treaty denies Munsees to be in Ohio, they move to White River, Indiana.
9. 1810: Holland Land Company sells pre-emption right of purchase of Indian lands to the Ogden Land Company.
10. 1817: Eleazer Williams organizes the [Oneida's] First Christian Party; Pagan Party becomes the Second Christian Party.

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