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Collection Scope and Content Note

Collection includes correspondence, government publications, bills and acts related to the Stockbridge Indians. Includes copies of treaties; petitions to New York State and the federal governments; tribal rolls; lists of payments to Stockbridge and Munsee individuals; powers of attorney from Stockbridge leaders to particular individuals; government documents; and annuity claims. The documents range from correspondence about relocating to sites in Indiana and Wisconsin to receipts for small expenditures. Legislative documents reflect political actions involving the Stockbridge, Munsee, Brothertown, and Oneida nations in the U.S. Congress, the New York State Legislature, and the U.S. Court of Claims. Information regarding the collection acquisition by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye foundation. Correspondence to and from donors of pieces found in the collection. Reference questions and additional information submitted from patrons of the Huntington Free Library. Photostats of related documents from the Massachusetts State Archives. Draft calendars and guides, microfilming project information. Collection includes printed chronological guides that describe each piece. Also a card file indexing personal names found in the papers.

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