Friday, January 20, 2012

““A Rare Glimpse of the Enslavement of Indians In Orange County, New York”

A Rare Glimpse” is the result of research by member Ray Decker. His amazing discovery of a 1720 deed and memorandum regarding the sale of the Crommelin Plantation in Orange County listed all of the chattels included in the sale, including three slaves, two of which were Indians. This document is believed to be the only extant record of the enslavement of Native Americans in Orange County, New York.

Chapter members Ginny Privitar and Clifton Patrick will present this mostly forgotten aspect of Orange County history to The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame's "Lunch & Learn Midday Lecture Series," on Monday, February 13 , 2012 in Goshen.

Right click image below for flyer.

No comments:

Post a Comment