Onondaga Section of the Population Census of Indian Reservations, 1845

Title page of the 1845 census for the Onondaga Reservation. This document forms part of the 1845 schedules of the enumeration of the population of the Onondaga Indian Reservation, which in turn is part of the set of schedules for all Indian Reservations in New York State (except Long Island).

Original title page to Onondaga census.

Page one of two pages of printed version of an act passed May 7, 1845 establishing the New York State census of 1845. Entitled "AN ACT Relative to the Census or Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the State." Gives instructions on how the census is to be carried out.

Page two of an Act passed May 7, 1845 establishing the 1845 census. Provides instructions on how the census is to be carried out. Printed.

Schedule data, page one of six-page schedule. Listing of English and Onondaga names of heads of households. In many cases, an English translation of the Onondaga name is given. Other information includes: the number of males and females in the family including head of household, number of married females under 45 and the number of unmarried females in the family between the ages of 16 and 45. Manuscript [handwritten] data on printed form.

Schedule data, page two of six-page schedule. Data categories include family enumeration and vital statistics e.g. number of unmarried females under 16, number of marriages, births, and deaths, number of family members born in New York and elsewhere. Manuscript (handwritten) data on printed form.

Schedule data, page three of six-page schedule. Data categories include statistics on family structure [e.g. number of children between 5-16, children attending various levels of school] and economic status for individual and family units [e.g. home textile manufacturing, land under cultivation for barley, peas and beans]. Manuscript (handwritten) on printed form.

Schedule data, page four of six-page schedule]. Data categories cover cultivation and agricultural production e.g. potatoes, wheat, oats planted and harvested; number of cattle horses and hogs and butter/cheese produced. Manuscript (handwritten) on printed form.

Schedule data, page five of six-page schedule]. Additional handwritten data categories concerned with cultivation and land use e.g. number of plows, value of horticultural products, lands let, number of persons from other tribes (tenants? laborers?) and others. Manuscript (handwritten) form. Legibility of information is poor.

Schedule data, page six of six-page schedule. Handwritten data categories include occupation and education statistics e.g. number of residents in various occupations [mechanics, farmers, physicians, teachers, translators] and level of education. Statistics on morality include number of persons adhering to native religions and who are pledged to temperance. Data categories also include the number of state and federal annuities received. Manuscript (handwritten) form. Legibility of information is poor.

The schedule is repeated to accomodate additional families not listed in the first. Schedule data, page one of six-page schedule. Listing of English names of Onondaga heads of households, their Onondaga name and, in several cases, the English translation of the Onondaga name (i.g. dances by the river or, little burning feather). Also given is the number of males and females in the family including head of household, number of married females under 45 and the number of unmarried females in the family between the ages of 16 and 45. Manuscript [handwritten] data on printed form.

Continuing schedule data, page two of six-page schedule. Data categories include statistics on family structure e.g. number of unmarried females under 16, number of marriages, births, and deaths, number of family members born in New York and elsewhere. Manuscript (handwritten) data on printed form.

Schedule data, page three of six-page schedule. Data categories include statistics on reservation households e.g. number of children between 5-16, number of children attending various levels of school and economic activities for each household e.g. home textile manufacturing, land under cultivation for barley, peas and beans. Manuscript (handwritten) on printed form.

Schedule data, page four of six-page schedule. Data categories cover cultivation and agricultural production e.g. potatoes, wheat, oats planted and harvested; number of cattle, horses and hogs and butter/cheese produced. Manuscript (handwritten) on printed form.

Continuing schedule data, page five of six-page schedule. Additional handwritten data categories concerned with cultivation and land use e.g. number of plows, value of horticultural products, lands let, number of persons from other tribes (tenants? laborers?) and others. Manuscript (handwritten) form. Legibility of information is poor.

Continuing schedule data, page six of six-page schedule. Handwritten data categories include occupation and education statistics e.g. number of residents in various occupations [mechanics, farmers, physicians, teachers, translators] and level of education. Statistics on morality include number of persons adhering to native religions and who are pledged to temperance. Data categories also include the number of state and federal annuities received. Manuscript (handwritten) form. Legibility of information is poor.

Recapitulation of preceding schedule data in column format. Aggregate population data includes number of males and females, number of births and deaths, children in school, agricultural production, number of farmers, mechanics, and semi-hunters, etc. Manuscript (handwritten) on printed form.

Concludes recapitulation of schedule data. A comparative population table is included. The table compares the number of Onondaga living at Onondaga Castle with the number living at the following reservations: Tuscarora, Seneca of Allegheny, Seneca at Cattaraugus,and the Seneca at Buffalo Creek. The number of Onondaga agreeable to the last censusis also given. Manuscript (handwritten) on printed form.

Contains Henry Schoolcraft?s signature and affirmation of the accuracy of the preceding enumeration (Onondaga census). Dated October 31st, 1845. Manuscript (handwritten) on printed form.

Blank form - no entries recorded.

Blank form - no entries recorded.

Blank form - no entries recorded.

Printed form of first page of schedule [four pages] concerned with industry and the value of raw and manufactured goods for each. Industries listed include saw mills, grist mills, cotton mills, paper mills, distilleries, glass, rope and iron works, etc..., Mostly blank forms with an entry on the first page of the schedule and ditto marks extending across the next three pages. No explanatory notes are provided.

Blank form - no entries recorded.

Blank form - no entries recorded.

Blank form - no entries recorded.

Printed form of two-page schedule concerned with disabled populations (physical disabilities and mental illness) e.g. number of persons, age, sex and whether they were supported by private or public charity. A few entries are recorded.

Page two of printed two-page schedule concerned with disabled populations (physical disabilities and mental illness) e.g. number of persons, age, sex and whether they were supported by private or public charity.

Printed form of two-page schedule. Data categories include number of churches and denominations as well as associated construction and improvement costs. A few entries are recorded.

Blank form - no entries recorded.

Blank form - no entries recorded. Printed form of two-page schedule. Data categories include number of schools and other academic institutions and costs associated with facilities, real estate and repairs. Ditto marks extend across the page.

Second page of schedule with with one entry and ditto marks extending across the form. Data categories include number and level of schools and other academic institutions and costs associated with facilities, real estate and repairs. Printed form.

Printed page of schedule re: trades and professions. Data categories include number of hotels, retail trade and various trades and professions, e.g. farmers, merchants, mechanics, attorneys and clergyman. Manuscript (handwritten) data on printed form. Concludes Onondaga section of census.
Identifier
NYSA_A1832-78_Onondaga
Date
1845
Contributor
Schoolcraft, Henry, 1793-1864
Language
English
Source
Accession No. A1832-78, Secretary of State, Population Census of Indian Reservations, 1845.
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