- Title Pages
- Imperial Politics, Enlightenment Philosophy, and Transatlantic Print Culture
- Iroquois Ways of War and Peace
- To His Excellency WILLIAM BURNET, Esq; Captain General and Governor in Chief of the Provinces of New-York, New-Jersey, and Territories thereon depending, in America, and Vice-Admiral of the same, &c.
- The Preface
- A short Vocabulary of some Words and Names used by the French Authors, which are not generally understood by the English that understand the French Language, and may therefore be Useful to those that intend to read the French Accounts, or compare them with the Accounts now Published.
- A Short View of the Form of Government of the Five Nations.
- Suggestions for Further Reading
- Chap. I. The Wars of the Five Nations with the Adirondacks and Quatoghies.
- Chap. II. Their Wars and Treaties of Peace with the French, from 1665. to 1683. and their Affairs with New-York in that Time.
- Chap. III. The Affairs of the Five Nations with the Neighbouring English Colonies.
- Chap. IV. Mr. De la Barre’s Expedition, and some Remarkable Transactions in 1684.
- Chap. V. The English Attempt to Trade in the Lakes, and Mr. De Nonville Attacks the Sennekas.
- Chap. VI. Coll. Dongan’s Advice to the Indians. Adario’s Enterprize, and Montreal Sacked by the Five Nations.
- The Preface to the Second Part.
- Chap. I. The State of Affairs in New-York and Canada, at the Time of the Revolution in Great-Britain.
- Chap. II. A Treaty between the Agents of Massachuset’s Bay, New-Plymouth, and Connecticut, and the Sachems of the Five Nations, at Albany, in the Year 1689.
- Chap. III. An Account of a general Council of the Five Nations at Onondaga, to consider the Count De Frontenac’s Message.
- Chap. IV. The French surprise Schenectady. The Mohawks Speech of Condoleance on that Occasion.
- Chap. V. The Five Nations continue the War with the French; the Mohawks incline to Peace; their Conferences with the Governor of New-York.
- Chap. VI. The English attack Montreal by Land, in Conjunction with the Indians, and Quebeck by Sea.
- Chap. VII. The French and the Five Nations continue the War all Winter with various Success. The French burn a Captain of the Five Nations alive.
- Chap. VIII. The Five Nations treat with Captain Ingoldsby.
- Chap. IX. The French surprise and take three Mohawk Castles.
- Chap. X. The Treaties and Negotiations the Five Nations had with the English and French, in the Years 1693 and 1694.
- Chap. XI. The War renewed. The French repossess themselves of Cadarackui Fort, and find Means to break off the Treaty between the Five Nations and Dionondadies.
- Chap. XII. The Count de Frontenac attacks Onondaga in Person, with the whole Force of Canada. The Five Nations continue the War with the French, and make Peace with the Dionondadies.
- Chap. XIII. The Conduct which the English and French observed, in regard to the Five Nations, immediately after the Peace of Reswick.
- A Map of the Country of the Five Nations
- The Introduction, Being a Short View of the Form of Government of the Five Nations, and of their Laws, Customs, &c.
The Preface to the Second Part.
The Preface to the Second Part.
- (p.83) The Preface to the Second Part.
- The History of the Five Indian Nations Depending on the Province of New-York in America
- Cornell University Press
The former Part of this History was written at New-York in the Year 1727, on Occasion of a Dispute which then happened, between the Government of New-York and some Merchants. The French of Canada had the whole Fur Trade with the Western Indians in their Hands, and were supplied with their woollen Goods from New-York. Mr. Burnet, who took more Pains to be informed of the Interest of the People he was set over, and of making them useful to their Mother Country, than Plantation Governors usually do, took the Trouble of perusing all the Registers of the Indian Affairs on this Occasion. He from thence conceived of what Consequence the Fur Trade with the Western Indians was of to Great-Britain; that as the English had the Fur Trade to Hudson’s Bay given up to them, by the Treaty of Utrecht, so, by the Advantages which the Province of New-York has in its Situation, they might be able to draw the whole Fur Trade in the other Parts of America to themselves, and thereby the English engross that Trade, and the Manufactories depending on it....
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