National Affairs: Syracusan Salt

To the Onondaga Indians at a reservation 3½ mi. south of Syracuse, the State of New York last week sent 150 bu. of salt and $700 in cash. No gift was this, but the annual payment in cash & kind stipulated by ancestors of the present Onondagas when the State purchased from them the site of the City of Syracuse in 1795. Reason for the salt: within the area of 10 sq. mi. originally purchased was all the salt in that region. The Indians apparently .had done without salt until 1654, when Jesuit Missionary...

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