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Resurvey field notes of Onondaga Indian Reservation

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:
The Onondaga Indian Reservation was established by treaty between the Onondaga Indians and the State of New York in 1788. After various tracts were sold by the Onondagas, they petitioned the state for a re-survey of their reservation. This series consists of field notes of a United State Department of the Interior survey of the Onondaga Indian Reservation executed in 1938 to restore and remark the boundaries of the reservation established by an earlier re-survey executed in 1856.
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0.1 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1938
Series Number:
B1722

Administrative History

The Onondaga Indian Reservation, was first established by treaty between the Onondaga Indians and the State of New York in 1788. As various tracts of reservation land were sold by the Onondagas the tracts were surveyed and subdivided under the direction of the state surveyor general. In 1856 the Onondagas petitioned the state for a re-survey of their reservation; the state legislature authorized the re-survey by concurrent resolution dated March 26, 1856, and the map of the survey was approved in 1858.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of field notes of a United State Department of the Interior survey of the Onondaga Indian Reservation. The survey was executed in 1938 at the request of the United States Commissioner of Indian Affairs to restore and remark the boundaries of the reservation established by an earlier re-survey executed in 1856.

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Custodial History

These re-survey field notes were retained by the Office of General Services and transferred to the State Archives at an unknown date.

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