Cayuga Section of the Population Census of Indian Reservations, 1845

Title page of the 1845 census for the Cayuga at Cattaragus Reservation. This section forms part of the 1845 enumeration of the population of all New York State Indian Reservations (except Long Island).

Page two consists of the original title page to the Cayuga of Cattaragus section of the census volume.

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." The Act gives instructions on how the census is to be carried out.

The second page relating to an Act passed May 7, 1845 establishing the 1845 New York census and providing instructions for how it is to be carried out. Printed.

Schedule data, page one of six-page schedule. A listing of English-language names of Cayuga heads of households. Other columns provide information on the number of males and females in each family as well as the 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. Columns of data include statistics on reservation families 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.

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.

Recapitulation of preceding schedule data in column format. Aggregate data includes: number of males and females, vital statistics and other demographic data, information pertaining to cultivation and agricultural yields, information on education and religious worship and data on occupations and residents from other tribes. Manuscript is (handwritten) on printed form.

This page concludes the recapitulation of schedule data. A comparative table is provided showing the relative population strength of the Cayuga tribe living at Canton with tribe members living on other reservations. In addition, an estimate is given for the number of descendents who withdrew from New York during the American Revolution and settled on the Grand River in Canada. Manuscript is (handwritten) on printed form.

This page contains Henry Schoolcraft's signature and affirmation of the accuracy of the preceding enumeration. Dated October 31st, 1845. Manuscript (handwritten) added to printed form.

No entries recorded - blank page. Printed form of preceding schedule page 2.

No entries recorded - blank page. Printed form of preceding schedule page 3.

No entries recorded - blank page. Printed form of preceding schedule page 4.

No entries recorded - blank page. 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... . Manuscript (handwritten) data on printed form.

No entries recorded - blank page. Printed form of second 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... . Manuscript (handwritten) data on printed form.

No entries recorded - blank page. Printed form of third 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...Manuscript (handwritten) data on printed form.

No entries recorded - blank page. Printed form of last 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... . Manuscript (handwritten) data on printed form.

No entries recorded - blank page. First page of 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.

No entries recorded - blank page. Second page of 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.

Printed form of two-page schedule. Data categories include number of churches and denominations as well as associated construction and improvement costs. Note provided by Schoolcraft that the Cayuga participate in worship with Cattaragus Senecas and that they have no separate churches or schools.

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

No entries recorded - blank page. 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.

No entries recorded - blank page. 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.

No entries recorded - blank page. Printed page of schedule re: trades and professions. Data categories include number of hotels and retail trade and various trades and professions, e.g. farmers, merchants, mechanics, attorneys and clergyman. Concludes Cayuga section of census.
Identifier
NYSA_A1832-78_CayugaofCattaragus
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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New York