Oneida Section of the Population Census of Indian Reservations, 1845.

Title page for the Oneida reservation section of the 1845 census. This section forms part of the enumeration of the population of New York State Indian Reservations (except Long Island).

Table of Contents. A list of reservation sections [I through IX] contained in the census volume.

Original title page for the Oneida section.

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. Listing of English names of Oneida Indian heads of families and their Oneida equivalents. There are mostly English names in the first column, but in a few cases the Oneida name is given first. In some cases, a translation of the Oneida name is given. 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. The legibility of the 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. The legibility of the 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 table is provided which compares the population of Oneida living at Canton with other reservations. The table includes the number of Oneida living among other tribes (using data from other census), Wisconsin territory, and Canada (source of estimate not given) as well as the number of Creek Valley Oneida agreeable to the last census. Manuscript (handwritten) on printed form.

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 from six-page schedule. Data categories include resident enumerations and economic activities for each household.

No entries recorded - blank page. Printed form from six-page schedule. Data categories include resident enumerations and economic activities for each household.

No entries recorded - blank page. Printed form from six-page schedule. Data categories include resident enumerations and economic activities for each household.

No entries recorded - blank page. Printed form from six-page schedule. Data categories include resident enumerations and economic activities for each household.

No entries recorded - blank page. 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. Printed form.

No entries recorded with explanatory note: Oneidas now at Oneida castle and vicinity. 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. Ditto marks extend across printed form. Data categories for schedule include places of worship and associated construction and improvement costs.

No entries recorded - blank page. Printed form of two-page schedule with ditto marks extended across the page. Data categories include number of schools and other academic institutions and costs associated with facilities, real estate and repairs.

Printed form of two-page schedule with explanatory note that school is kept in church building. Data categories include number of schools and other academic institutions and costs associated with facilities, real estate and repairs.

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. Explanatory note given for payment of clergy. Manuscript (handwritten) data on printed form. Concludes Oneida section of census.
Identifier
NYSA_A1832-78_Oneida
Date
1845
Contributor
Schoolcraft, Henry, 1793-1864
Language
English
Source
Accession No. A1832-78, Secretary of State, Population Census of Indian Reservations, 1845. Section 1, p.1
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