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New York State Department of State Division of Legal Affairs Moss Lake Indian Lands Negotiation Files

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of memorandums, correspondence, maps, copies of deeds, newspaper clippings, publications, reports and cassette tapes generated as a consequence of an occupation of state-owned land at Moss Lake (Herkimer County) by a dissident group of Mohawk Indians who rejected the 1797 treaty by which the state acquired title. The Mohawks established a community they called Ganienkeh on the occupied land. Subsequent negotiation, supervised by the Secretary of State, led to the withdrawal of the Indians from Moss Lake and the move of Ganienkeh to two parcels of land in Clinton County.
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3 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
approximately 1974-1979
Series Number:
A0726

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This series consists of memorandums, correspondence, maps, copies of deeds, newspaper clippings, publications, reports and cassette tapes generated as a consequence of an occupation of state-owned land at Moss Lake (Herkimer County) by a dissident group of Mohawk Indians who rejected the 1797 treaty by which the state acquired title. The Mohawks established a community they called Ganienkeh on the occupied land. Subsequent negotiation, supervised by the Secretary of State, led to the withdrawal of the Indians from Moss Lake and the move of Ganienkeh to two parcels of land in Clinton County.

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