Native Americans in Albany Bibliography

Book Chapters

1.    McBride, Kevin A. "The Source and Mother of the Fur Trade : Native-Dutch Relations in Eastern New Netherland." Enduring Traditions : the Native Peoples of New England. ed. Laura Weinstein. Westport, NY: Bergin & Garvey, 1994, 31-51.

2.    Schrire, Carmel and Donna Merwick. "Dutch Indigenous Relations In New Netherland and the Cape in the 17th Century." Historical Archeology in Global Perspective. ed. Lisa Falk. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991, 11-20.

3.    Shattuck, Martha Dickinson and Jaap Jacobs. "Beavers for Drink, Land for Arms : Some Aspects of the Dutch-Indian Trade in New Netherland." One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure : The Metamorphosis of the European Utensil in the New World. ed. Alexandra Van Dongen. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, 1995.

4.    Trelease, Allen W. "Dutch Treatment of the American Indian, With Particular Reference to New Netherland." Attitudes of Colonial Powers Toward the American Indian. eds. Howard Peckham and Charles Gibson. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1969, 47-59.

5.    Williams, James Homer. "Dutch Attitudes Towards Indians, Africans, and Other Europeans in New Netherland, 1624-1664." Connecting Cultures : The Netherlands in Five Centuries of Transatlantic Exchange. eds. Rosemarign Hoefte and Joanna C. Kardux. Amsterdam, the Netherlands: VU University Press, 1994, 23-50.


1.     Documentary History of the State of New York. ed. Joel Munsell.  Albany, NY: Weed, Parsons & Company, 1865.

2.     The History and Culture of Iroquois Diplomacy : An Interdisciplinary Guide to the Treaties of the Six Nations and Their League. ed. Francis Jennings.  Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1985.

3.    Bachman, Van Cleef. Peltries or Plantations : the Economic Policies of the Dutch West India Company in New Netherland, 1623-1639.  Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins Press, 1969.

4.    Condon, Thomas J. New York Beginnings : the Commercial Origins of New Netherland.  New York: New York University Press, 1968.

5.    De Puy, Henry Farr. A Bibliography of the English Colonial Treaties With the American Indians.  New York: AMS Press, 1971.

6.    Dennis, Matthew J.  Cultivating a Landscape of Peace : Iroquois-European Encounters in Seventeenth-Century America.  Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1993.

7.    Dunn, Shirley. The Mohicans and Their Land, 1609-1730.  Fleischmans, NY: Purple Mountain Press, 1994.

8.    Dyer, Louisa A. The House of Peace.  New York: Longmans Green, 1955.

9.    Fenton, William K. The Great Law and the Longhouse : a Political History of the Iroquois Confederacy.  Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1998.

10.   Flexner, James Thomas. Mohawk Baronet : a Biography of Sir William Johnson.  Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1989.

11.   Franklin, Benjamin. Journal of the Proceedings of the Congress Held at Albany in 1754.  Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1836.

12.   Gehring, Charles T. and William A. Starna. A Journey into Mohawk and Oneida Country, 1634-1635 : The Journal of Harmen Meyndertsz Van Den Bogaert.  Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1988.

13.   Gehring, Charles T., William A. Starna, and Dean R. Snow. In Mohawk Country : Early Narratives of a Native People.  Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1996.

14.   Grant, Anne Mac Vicar. Memoirs of an American Lady : With Sketches of  Manners and Scenery in America, As They Existed Previous to the Revolution.  London: Longman Hurst, 1808.

15.   Grinde, Donald A. Exemplar of Liberty : Native Americans and the Evolution of Democracy.  Los Angeles: American Indian Studies Center, 1991.

16.   Jameson, J. F. Narratives of New Netherland, 1609-1664.  New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1909.

17.   Kalm, Pieter. Pieter Kalm’s Travels in North America.  New York: Dover Press, 1987.

18.   Krech, Shepard. Indians, Animals, and the Fur Trade : A Critique of Keepers of the Game.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1981.

19.   McAnear, Beverly. Personal Accounts of the Albany Congress of 1754.  Cedar Rapids, IA: Torch Press, 1953 .

20.   Morgan, Lewis Henry. Government and Institutions of the Iroquois.   New York: Kraus Reprint, 1970.

21.   Mullen, Michael Joseph. Sir William Johnson, Indian Relations and British Policy, 1744-1774.  Ann Arbor, MI: UMI, 1989.

22.   Norton, Thomas Elliot. The Fur Trade in Colonial New York, 1686-1776.  Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1974.

23.   O’ Callaghan, E. B and Berthold Fernow. Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New York.  Albany: State of New York, 1910 .

24.   Richter, Daniel K. Facing East From Indian Country : A Native History of Early America.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.

25.   -----. The Ordeal of the Longhouse : the Peoples of the Iroquois League in the Era of European Colonization.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1992.

26.   Shannon, Timothy J. Indians and Colonists at the Crossroads of Empire : The Albany Congress of 1754.  Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2000.

27.   Sweny, Harry Roy. Symon Schermerhoorn’s Ride, February 8/9, 1690 ; Writ From Facts and Traditions As Set Down in Ye Old Records of Ye Massacre of Skinnechtady, and in Commemoration of Symon Schermerhoorn’s Ride to Save Ye Inhabitants of Albany From Ye French and Indians.  Albany, NY: Private Printing, 1910.

28.   Trelease, Allen. Indian Affairs in Colonial New York : the Seventeenth-Century.  Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1960.

29.   Venema, Janny. Beverwijck : A Dutch Village on the American Frontier, 1652-1654.  Albany: SUNY Press, 2003.

Journal Articles

1.    Bart, Jan. "Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee and the Dutch : Interaction in Material Culture Between Autochthons and Allochthons in 17th-Century New Netherland." New Netherland Studies v. 5, no. 2/3 (June 1985).

2.    Burke, Thomas E. "Arent Van Curler and the Fur Trade at Early Schenectady." Dutch Settlers Society Yearbook v. 49 (1984-1987).

3.    Feister, Lois M. "Archaeology in Rensselaerwyck, Dutch 17th-Century Sites." New Netherland Studies v. 5, no. 2/3 (June 1985).

4.    -----. "Indian-Dutch Relations in the Upper Hudson Valley : a Study of Baptismal Records in the Dutch Reformed Church." Man in the Northeast (Fall 1982).

5.    -----. "Linguistic Communication Between the Dutch and Indians in New Netherland, 1609-1664." Ethnohistory v. 20, no. 1 (Winter 1973).

6.    Gehring, Charles T. and William A. Starna. "Dutch and Indians in the Hudson Valley : The Early Period." The Hudson Valley Regional Review v. 9, no. 2 (Sept. 1992).

7.    Gehring, Charles T., William A. Starna, and William N. Fenton. "The Tawagonshi Treaty of 1613 : the Final Chapter." New York History no. 4 (Oct. 1987).

8.    Huey, Paul. "Archaeological Excavations in the Site of Fort Orange : a Dutch West India Company Trading Fort Built in 1624." New Netherland Studies v. 84, no. 2/3 (June 1985).

9.    -----. "The Mahicans, the Dutch, and the Schodack Islands in the 17th and 18th Centuries." CRM v. 21-22 (1993).

10.   Kupp, Jan. "Aspects of New York Dutch Trade Under the English, 1670-1674." New York Historical Society Quarterly v. 58, no. 3 (April 1974).

11.   Miller, Christopher L. and George R. Hamell. "A New Perspective on Indian-White Contact : Cultural Symbols and Colonial Trade." The Journal of American History v. 73 (Sept. 1986): 311-328.

12.   Richter, Daniel K. "Cultural Brokers and Intercultural Politics : New York Iroquois Relations, 1664-1710." The Journal of American History v. 75 (1988): 40-67.

13.   Starna, William A. "Seventh-Century Indian-Dutch Trade, a Perspective From Iroquoia." De Halve Maen v. 59, no. 3 (March 1986).

14.   Wray, Charles F. "The Volume of Dutch Trade Goods Received by the Seneca Iroquois, 1600-1687." New Netherland Studies v. 84, no. 2/3 (June 1985).

Web Pages

1.    Bielinski, Stefan, project director. The People of Colonial Albany : a Community History Project. 2005. Web Page. URL: Accessed 13 Jan. 2005.

2.    Deconinck, Stefan. Dutch East India Company. 2004. Web Page. URL: Accessed 13 Jan. 2005.

3.    Historic Hudson Valley. Historic Hudson Valley. 2005. Web Page. URL: Accessed 13 Jan. 2005.

4.    Library and Archives, Canada. The Jesuit Relations and the History of New France. 2001. Web Page. URL: Accessed 13 Jan. 2005.

5.    The New York State Historical Association and the Farmers' Museum. The New York State Historical Association and the Farmers' Museum. 2004. Web Page. URL: Accessed 13 Jan. 2005.

Compiled by Mike Friery
Library Liaison for Political Science